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Vandal smashes windows at OCF Coffee Shop at 20th and Federal

A masked man hurled concrete through two windows of the OCF Coffee Shop at 20th and Federal over the weekend, and the Daily News reported that owner and Point Breeze flashpoint Ori Feibush believes a neighborhood advocacy group put the dude up to it.

About 6 a.m. Saturday the vandal pulled two pieces of concrete from his bag and flung them through the windows, causing about $2,000 in damage. Nothing was stolen.

The Daily News says Feibush is pointing the finger at the Point Breeze Organizing Committee:

“I’m 100 percent certain it is this group,” Feibush said. “The idea that it’s not is almost laughable.”

But committee organizer Mindy Isser said the group had nothing to do with the vandalism. She said it was just “unfortunate and coincidental timing” that the vandal struck on the same day the committee held a march that was, in part, a protest against Feibush’s development practices under his company, OCF Realty.

Tensions between Feibush and some residents of Point Breeze have been building for the past couple years, most recently including a threatening letter that was sent by Feibush’s lawyer to a neighbor who opposed his proposed Annin Street development.

Considering nothing was stolen this weekend, the vandal obviously was someone with an ax to grind. Feibush’s opponents, though, aren’t limited to the PBOC.

Property Philly explains some of the most recent bizarre twists, which include a vocal opponent who happens to live in an OCF-built house.

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2 Responses to Vandal smashes windows at OCF Coffee Shop at 20th and Federal

  1. Ian August 27, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    So what has PBOC done to improve the neighborhood besides wage war against OCF?
    Created jobs? Created tax money for the schools? Cleaned up abandoned/derelict properties/streets? Opened a business? Helped seniors apply for homestead exemption and other acts? I’m just curious. Did they wage war on similar developers? (such as Kenny Gamble)

  2. Enneirda August 27, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Dude’s gotta week arm. I’m sure he’ll be buying his double latte with organic vegan soy milk at that exact coffee shop a year from now.

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