Over the past 72 hours, at least two well-known camera stores have been put out of business during the protests in the USA. The Leica Store in New York’s South of Houston district was raided and most of the stock was stolen.
The cleanup is underway in SoHo. Incredible how many stores, banks, & coffee shops were robbed. Seeing a lot of places now getting boarded up in anticipation of more looting. pic.twitter.com/OlVabbKgQb
Last Friday evening, one of the longest-established retailers in the country, Central Camera in Chicago, was torched and all the stock was lost, largely through water damage.
Our regular author, John Shingleton, paid a visit to the wonderful Central Camera back in 2017 and covered his experiences in this article for Macfilos. On May 31, local blogger Dave Hoekstra paid this moving tribute to the owners and staff at Central Camera.