Kamloops restaurant forced to close due to vandalism in neighbourhood

Cynthia Li co-owned a fairly successful restaurant in Kamloops, B.C., for about seven years, but it has been closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And though she wanted to reopen Sunmei Fusion Cuisine and Bubble Tea restaurant on 413 Tranquille Road when restrictions were lifted earlier this year, she said she ultimately decided not to because of continuing vandalism and street crimes in Kamloops’ North Shore neighbourhood.

“This happened and happened again, and it’s just very discouraging [for us] to continue,” Li told CBC’s Jenifer Norwell in front of her shuttered restaurant.

“It’s at the front of the restaurant right now — some leftover food, and there’s a table and umbrella. There [are] chairs and

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