Millie’s Kitchen & Cocktails, a neighborhood restaurant that opened in April at 3542 Oak Forest Dr., was the victim of a break-in early Friday morning.
According to the Houston Police Department, the business had its glass door broken between 4-5 a.m. Friday. An HPD spokesperson said the break-in is being considered criminal mischief, because a preliminary investigation revealed that no property appeared to have been taken, although the cashless restaurant is in the process of taking inventory.
“Someone kicked in the front door and stole alcohol,” co-owner Chris Jones said. “They may have stolen other things, but they’re still checking everything.”
Jones, who is out of town, has his restaurant team going through the property. Millie’s remains open to customers.
This break in came at a bad time, Jones said. On top of the strain from opening during the pandemic, Millie’s closed for two weeks in early June after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
“Business has been real slow because of COVID-19 and I just don’t know if we’re going to make it through this,” Jones said.
Despite the challenges, Jones said they’re going to keep operations going for as long as they can.
“We’re in it too deep. We worked real hard to make it happen. It’s been a long road.,” Jones said. “Then people go in there and steal from you. What do you do?”