“Every single one of you today is here because of your hope and your love which is your fuel,” she said. “So please, in your hearts, remember the love that you’re feeling and the desire for unity and the desire for peace and know that you have a place.”
At approximately 6:54 p.m., victim said she was struck from behind in the head by an unknown person. After she fell to the ground, the attacker continued to hit her in the face and attempted to steal her purse, an Ithaca Police Department release said.
Co-owners Sarah Jefferis and Tammy Travis were unable to be reached for comment and did not want to speak to the press. They announced the upcoming closure on the shop’s Facebook page Sept. 12, but did not give a reason for the business’s departure.