SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (KY3) – Chris Cox, owner of The Bonsai Guy, a business in Springfield, has posted on Facebook that he is closing his business due to repeated thefts.
In the post he said: i’m done. ” He returned from the Japanese Fall Festival in Springfield over the weekend and found an estimated $6,000 worth of items missing. Items included a bonsai tree and lifelong friends and mentors. It contained irreplaceable memorabilia from the deceased.
“So when I got here, I started noticing that I was missing a lot of little things. I had all the big trees, but I was missing some really nice little trees. is deep.”
Cox, better known in town as Bonsai Guy, discovered his love for bonsai trees after returning from military service in Afghanistan.
“Like meditation, it activates the same parts of the brain,” Cox said. “So I’m not allowed to worry about the future or remember the past because I don’t want to make mistakes and focus on the task at hand. I can assure you that it saved my life.” increase.”
He decided to turn his passion into a business. He has been around Springfield for almost ten years. But all that is coming to an end, at least for the time being. He said he has already notified the city of Springfield that he will not be making any more sales. He still has people coming inside the building asking questions about how the trees are maintained and he hopes one day he will open his shop again.
“I grew up in Nixa. I’ve certainly seen Springfield change, especially crime. It’s a great city with great people, so I really hope it turns around,” Cox said. Said. “I know just a few bad apples can ruin it for people, and for now. That’s exactly what happened to me.”
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