Three food carts were burglarized late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning at the Hazel Dell Commons pod, according to a tweet from Brothers Cascadia Brewing.
The taproom at 9811 Northeast 15th Ave. shares part of its parking lot with a quartet of food carts: The Mighty Bowl, La Oie, Banh Mi Saigon and The Hungry Sasquatch, offering a range of food options to pair with pints from the brewery.
Dispatch records show the Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting the break-in just before 9 a.m. Thursday.
The burglar or burglars appeared to have ransacked the carts looking for cash, according to Brothers Cascadia co-owner Jason Bos. The carts were damaged and had to be cleaned, but all of them were able to reopen by Thursday afternoon.
There have been no prior cases of break-ins at Cascadia or any of the carts, Bos said.
The Hungry Sasquatch cart is temporarily closed during Washington’s current round of enhanced COVID-19 restrictions, Bos said, but the other three -and Brothers Cascadia itself – have remained open, relying on delivery and to-go orders as well as the taproom’s covered patio, which has been outfitted with heaters.
Brothers Cascadia has added a food cart donation option to its online ordering page, Bos said, and the taproom plans to hold a fundraiser Friday with 20 percent of the day’s sales set aside to help the cart owners cover damages.