How you can help Ghostlight Coffee recover from damage

Vandals smashed the windows at South Park Tavern.  A GoFundme page has been set up to help the business replace the glass. Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Vandals smashed the windows at South Park Tavern. A GoFundme page has been set up to help the business replace the glass. Photo: Amelia Robinson

Shane Anderson does not know who used a large stone to break out his coffee shop's front window.

"But they had to have a good arm," the owner of Ghostlight Coffee, 1201 Wayne Ave. in Dayton's South Park neighborhood, said.

He also knows he has supportive customers.

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A customer, Marshall Weil, has setup a GoFundMe.com page to raise $1,000 to help with repairs.

A portion of the page reads:

" If you're a Ghostlight Coffee regular, please consider making a donation to help offset the cost of the replacement window. It will go a long way to keep Ghostlight's treasured service running smoothly and will send a message that South Park, and Dayton at large, are strong, healthy communities that step up to assist their own in times of need."

Reached Friday, Anderson said the fundraiser was an unexpected gesture and he is happy to know that his business is so well considered.

The window has been repaired, but lettering work still must be done. Anderson said the total cost will be about $1,000.

He said he appreciates his customers and is flattered by the desire to help.

“I know we have a some really loyal costumers who feel an ownership of  Ghostlight,” he said.

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Shane Anderson describes his coffee shop, Dayton’s Ghostlight Coffee, as a bit like a friend’s living room. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Credit: Thomas Gnau

Shane Anderson describes his coffee shop, Dayton’s Ghostlight Coffee, as a bit like a friend’s living room. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Credit: Thomas Gnau

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Shane Anderson describes his coffee shop, Dayton’s Ghostlight Coffee, as a bit like a friend’s living room. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Credit: Thomas Gnau

Credit: Thomas Gnau

Anderson’s staffers arrived Friday morning, Nov. 3,  to discover the window smashed, damage to the coffee bar and the stone that flew across the room.

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“There are two marks were it hit (twice) and it landed on the coffee bar,” Anderson said. “We assume it was somebody being a smart aleck  because they didn’t make an attempt to come in.”

Anderson opened his coffee shop on Nov. 14, 2011 and it has a large and loyal following.

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Vandals smashed the windows at Ghostlight Coffee on Wayne Avenue in Dayton. A GoFundme page has been set up to help the business replace the glass. Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Vandals smashed the windows at  Ghostlight Coffee on Wayne Avenue in Dayton.  A GoFundme page has been set up to help the business replace the glass. Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Vandals smashed the windows at Ghostlight Coffee on Wayne Avenue in Dayton. A GoFundme page has been set up to help the business replace the glass. Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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