Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Support Your Neighbor

Sadly, WUMA member Captivating Canines owner Gordon Solomons came to work Monday morning to find the ever faithful Captivating Canines concrete bloodhound, Bruno, smashed and lying in front of the store.

Not only does Bruno welcome customers to Captivating Canines, but Bruno brings a smile to the faces of Uptown Westerville shoppers as they pass by and little kids love him! Bruno gets big hugs and little pats on a daily basis.

Westerville Police, so far, have determined through witnesses that a group of people tried to steal Bruno from in front of the store late Saturday night and in the process of the theft, dropped Bruno. The case is still under investigation.

The damage to Bruno has been one of several incidents over the last several months involving damage or theft at and to Uptown Westerville businesses. Merchants are diligent in their efforts to file police reports and we appreciate alert eyes and ears and dialing fingers (Westerville police: 882.7444).

Bill Morgan, of Morgan's Treasure is inviting Uptown merchants, residents, and friends to join in a ceremony to honor Bruno in front of Captivating Canines, 31 N. State St., at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27th.

Bill shares, "We are so sorry to hear of Bruno’s shattered experience. We are inviting the Uptown Businesses and friends/patrons to come to a simple “service” on Friday @4:30 and bring your best wishes, flowers, etc. to lay at his broken feet. United we may wish Bruno the best of recovery (as can be expected) but also to show our unity in helping to prevent more undo vandalism to our favorite friends and to Uptown."

The Westerville Uptown Merchants appreciate the patronage, loyalty, and support of Uptown shoppers, visitors, business-owners, and residents in Westerville.

For more information on honoring Bruno, contact Bill Morgan, Morgan's Treasure, 12 W. Main St., 614.882.4401,

Anyone with information about what happened to Bruno on the night in question (June 21st) should contact Westerville police at 614.882.7444.

Pictured: Bruno in happier, safer days.

Photo courtesy Brickstreet Communcations. (c) 2007 Brickstreet Communications. All rights reserved.

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