Neighbors Rally to Support Vandalized T-Shirt Shop That Lost $10,000 Of Merchandise in Anaheim Protest

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You probably haven't heard much about him, but another quiet victim has emerged out of the Anaheim police shooting aftermath. 

Mathew Sim is the owner of T-Shirts Outlet, a discount apparel shop located on Lincoln and Clementine, ground zero of the violent protest that happened on July 24. That night, as citizens raged, looters broke the windows of Sim's business and stole $10,000 worth of jeans, the Orange Juice Blog reports.    

A Korean immigrant who started the company in 1990, Sim doesn't know why anyone do such a thing and tells Orange Juice "it hurts my mind" to even think about it. He and his wife, Christine, have been giving clothes to the local homeless and providing free lunches at the nearby St. Boniface Catholic Church for more than two decades.  

Today, his store is boarded up with wood panels. 

In the early morning hours after the protest, volunteers helped clean up the broken glass in front of T-Shirts Outlet, which Sim appreciated. The Orange Juice Blog is now rallying residents and supporters to check out the shop and buy a T-shirt or two. (There's a huge variety of items, including Disney and MLB merch. They also do custom silkscreening.) Take Back Anaheim plans to get shirts made there.  

You can visit the outlet at 280 W. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim. More details here

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6 comments
mycroft16
mycroft16

@epicbeergirl @OCWeekly Awesome story. Definitely wasn't a protest, that was a riot. So sad that this store had to go through this.

chezvern
chezvern

FINALLY we break through the embargo the Weekly has had us under since I savaged St. Moxley two years ago.  Thank you, Michelle.  Read the whole story (from Aug. 3) here: 

 

http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2012/08/it-hurts-my-mind-mathew-sims-vandalized-t-shirts-outlet-lets-shop-there/

 

And yes the Sims are fine people with lots of good, fairly-priced merchandise!  This week we're gonna feature the other badly vandalized business in the neighborhood, Taqueria Don Leonardo - unless you beat us there, Michelle!

epicbeergirl
epicbeergirl

@mycroft16 @OCWeekly I agree! I am a regular customer at several of the shops in that strip mall, was so upsetting to see so much damage.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @chezvern There was no embargo—do good stuff, and you get cited. As for Gasbag Greg, there's a better chance that Curt Pringle dons a Che shirt than Greg write anything worthwhile.

mycroft16
mycroft16

@epicbeergirl @OCWeekly They seem like great people. No protest should hurt local people. Glad the community is coming together.

epicbeergirl
epicbeergirl

@mycroft16 exactly and no protest should turn violent. A lot of the business owners did not want their identities revealed : ( And me too!

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