The “Get Paid” rapper was gunned down while inside Makeda’s Cookies last November. Outside of the beloved cookie shop that Dolph frequented, a massive memorial was erected with fans and loved ones coming to pay their respects to the city’s fallen star. However, the owner of the building that houses Makeda’s says it’s time for the shrine to be dismantled.
The decision came after Makeda’s founder, Pamela Hill, declined to reopen her business out of fear of violence. Once the property owner heard her concerns, the decision was made. The news also comes after the memorial’s caretaker, 32-year-old Jeremiah Taylor, was gunned down inside his vehicle earlier this month. His murder remains unsolved.
“I understand you have to lease it out and run a business. I understand it. It’s his building, and nobody can argue with him on that. I appreciate him for keeping it up this long,” said community activist Frank Gotti.
A Paper Route Empire affiliate told the news station that a new memorial was underway in Castalia Heights, where Dolph grew up.