Fundraiser for Vandalized Chase Luck Bakery Nears Goal

Chase Luck Bakery on the 1300 block of Ocean Avenue suffered a break-in and repeated vandalism. Courtesy image

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Community members are raising money to help Chase Luck Bakery after the facade of the popular small business was repeatedly damaged by a scooter-riding vandal.

On June 19, a customer launched a fundraiser on GoFundMe to assist the owners of Chase Luck Bakery cover the repair of its windows, a metal gate and new surveillance cameras. 122 donors gave $4,360 to reach the $6,500 goal. 

A call to the bakery was not returned by press time.

In the past few months, Chase Luck’s storefront had been damaged four times, costing the business owners upward of $4,000 to replace windows and doors.

Security camera footage shared online shows the vandal breaking the door glass and entering the bakery and breaking the external security camera in broad daylight.

Ingleside Merchants Association, which raised funds for three merchants on the 1900 block of Ocean Avenue that had their windows broken twice in three day’s time, will give $233 to Chase Luck Bakery.

Ingleside’s stretch of Ocean Avenue has been struck by a wave of vandalism and burglaries.

In this week’s Taraval Station newsletter, home and commercial burglaries are up 66% year over year. The police do not break out commercial from home burglaries in their data.

City officials walked Ocean Avenue’s retail district on Thursday, July 8, to examine the widespread vandalism of storefronts. On Friday, July 9, the Ave Bar, which had been closed for 16 months due to the pandemic, had a break-in.

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development will launch a fund to assist vandalized small businesses in late July or August.