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Photo credit Dylan R.N. Crabb Owners lost hundreds of dollars in supplies for their coffee shop in the fire

Community Rallies Around Local Coffee Shop

Photo by E. Wilde Bearly Awake in Red River in summer

Two days after the biker gang shooting happened during the Memorial Day Rally in Red River, another unfortunate incident occurred at Bearly Awake Coffee Shop on the east side of Main Street.
The local coffee shop fell victim to arson in one of its storage barns behind the establishment Memorial Day morning, May 29.

Red River resident Jenny Hawkes set up a GoFundMe page in the following weeks to help raise money for the necessary repairs to the business. https://tinyurl.com/446r9e4v

In an interview with the Questa del Rio News, Bearly Awake co-owner, Tori Curry, described the suspect as mentally ill based on information from local law enforcement. There was no apparent connection between the suspect and the horrific shooting that occurred two days prior. Legal charges against the suspect include 3rd-degree arson, vandalism, and assault.

Curry has been in Red River for 38 years and she and her husband opened Bearly Awake Coffee in 2020.
At the time of writing this article, the GoFundMe fundraiser has raised $7,400 of its $7,500 goal from 63 donors.