Plan B owner spreads positive messages after vandals throw cinder brick through club window

Corey Gresen is a strong believer in positivity. In a world where violent crimes are so prevalent, he wants to spread the message that love trumps hate.

“My bar manager messaged me and said that someone had thrown a cinder block through the window,” he said.

This is the message of positivity the owner of #PlanB nightclub is spreading after vandals threw a cylinder brick through the window over the weekend. Hear the message he has for the vandals coming up tonight on #News3

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Replacing the front window at Plan B nightclub will cost around $2,500. No one was hurt when the brick was thrown through the window around 3 a.m. Greson said despite the act of hate, he was able to find positivity within it.

“At first I was shocked and sad and angry but then it gave me a platform to spread love,” Greson said. “We won’t let hate stop us from spreading our individuality and our community.”

Despite the shattered glass that lines the windows and the front of the club, Greson’s spirit is anything but broken.

“Madison is strong in celebrating our diversity and our marginalized community and not to be discouraged but to find strength and hope in these messages of the negative. We can turn it into a positive and promote more love than hatred,” said Greson.

A police report has been filed; officers hope surveillance video will help identify the vandal, but are asking the public to call if they have any information. According to a police report, the vandal is described as a tall black male who was wearing a backward baseball cap.

If evidence indicates Plan B was targeted for vandalism because it is a gay bar, the incident could be investigated as a hate crime, Madison police said.