SAN JOSE (KPIX) — A San Jose business owner who shut his doors for good amid the rise in smash-and-grabs isn’t letting that rob him of his holiday spirit.
Danny Ryan, who owns Kickz Inc., is giving back to the community despite closing his brick-and-mortar shop. He’s holding his 7th annual toy drive at the store at 3242 Stevens Creek Blvd. in San Jose, Thursday, Dec. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Ryan decided a couple weeks ago that he would permanently close his apparel store to prevent him and his employees from becoming the next retail robbery victims. The Bay Area has seen a significant rise in smash-and-grabs and stores at malls just blocks from Kickz Inc. have been hit, including Valley Fair and Santana Row.
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Ryan said his decision was proactive, adding that he wanted to keep his employees safe.
But Ryan said he’s not going anywhere and will…