Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Vandals Attacked A Middle Eastern Bakery, So The Community Got Their Own Back.

Isam Saed is the owner of Middle Eastern Bakery and Deli where it boasts that “when you’re here, you’re family." Saed is known for making his customers smile and laugh while serving the sweet, honey dipped baklavas and delicious and flavourful lamb kebabs, fresh hummus, and rice pilaf.

Unfortunately, the shop has had two cases of vandalism since the election. Saed who has two degrees, physics and chemistry, and taught high school in Israel, does not have the funds to repair the damage. The glass windows were cracked after a big rock was thrown at it, also fracturing the beam panel in the middle.

Rather than be deterred by it, Saed just keeps on serving his delicious middle eastern food to his loyal clientele. One such customer is Marnee Burrus who took to Facebook to ask family and friends to visit the store to show their support.

This is the second time the front windows have been smashed by vandals.

This is the second time the front windows have been smashed by vandals.

Stina Sieg - KJZZ

Phoenix residents have shown up to show their support by lining up and ordering food from the shop.

Phoenix residents have shown up to show their support by lining up and ordering food from the shop.

Stina Sieg - KJZZ

One customer has started a GoFundMe page for Saed.

One customer has started a GoFundMe page for Saed.

Stina Sieg - KJZZ

Burnus had no idea the impact her post on Facebook would make. "I’ve cried like five times since I got here. It’s just – it’s wonderful to see the outpouring of support for this amazing family and this amazing bakery," she says.

Burnus had no idea the impact her post on Facebook would make. "I’ve cried like five times since I got here. It’s just – it’s wonderful to see the outpouring of support for this amazing family and this amazing bakery," she says.

Stina Sieg - KJZZ

Rick Pyle, owner of M&M Glass Co., will donate new windows to the business in order to "make a wrong a right."

Rick Pyle, owner of M&M Glass Co., will donate new windows to the business in order to "make a wrong a right."

Stina Sieg - KJZZ

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