“Sorry, we are closed tonight. A car just crashed into our restaurant,” a tweet from Cobble Hill’s Henry Public bar stated Monday evening. Matt Dawson, one of the restaurant owners, told the Brooklyn Eagle that the crash occurred at 3:19 p.m. Monday, smashing in half of the storefront and unhinging the door.
No one was injured, other than the driver, who was taken away in an ambulance, according to Dawson.“We’re really thankful that none of our staff or customers or friends [were] hurt,” said Dawson, who told the Eagle he was waiting to meet with contractors midday Tuesday to assess the damage.
The restaurant sits at 329 Henry St. between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street.
“It’s an original Victorian wood storefront, and it actually smashed inward and needs to be fixed,” he told the Eagle. “It’s significant, but it could’ve been a lot worse,” Dawson added, who said Tuesday that they hope to reopen “very soon.”