BREAKING NEWS – Portland, Oregon – Portland was once viewed as a quirky city for artists and creatives on America’s west coast, but as crime and homelessness have spiked, businesses and citizens are fleeing for safer locations.

Coava Coffee Roasters, a local Portland chain declared “with a heavy heart” that it will shut down one of its locations due to lawlessness in the area.

“We have decided to permanently close our downtown Portland cafe (1171 SW Jefferson St) with the last full day of operation being, April 13,” the chain wrote in an Instagram post. “The team members at this cafe have been on the front line enduring extreme violence and criminal activity on an almost daily basis for the last few years– crime and violence that is only increasing in frequency and severity.

Mayor Ted Wheeler weighed in on the latest business closing. “I’m not sure why they’re leaving,” he said in a local tv news interview. “I thought by now the employees at the Coava Coffee Roasters would be used to getting beat up and robbed by some of the nearby vagrants and hoodlums, along with their cars regularly being stolen. Apparently, I was wrong. What a bunch of wimps!”