By John Fitts
It was an especially hectic morning at the popular Village Cafe and Bistro in Canton Village on Saturday.
Chef/owner Steven Day received a call at 5:30 a.m. from a staff member who had gone to open the restaurant and discovered that the place had been burglarized.
Day said someone had managed to pry open the front door and rip out the cash register system.
Day said the person (s) responsible did get a small amount of money and did break and trash some items in the restaurant but did not steal anything else.
“It was a quick job,” he said.
Fortunately for Day, he had some additional equipment he had secured for a planned expansion and was able to open at 8 a.m. – an hour later than usual. As of late morning Saturday, he was still working on getting some specialty cords and a few other details.
“Everything will be resolved, I think, by the end of the day,” he said. “It’s just one of those things.”
Canton police did respond to the restaurant Saturday morning but did not immediately release any further information.