Newly-opened Southbury seafood market damaged by car crash: ‘It could have been a lot worse’ – Danbury News Times

When Southbury Seameals Market proprietor Roy Khalil Awakened Monday morning, he didn’t know he was in for a memorable day.

However on 3:01 p.m., with clients Inside the restaurant, Based mostly on a state police report, a automotive crashed into the restaurant.

A 96-yr-previous woman was Attempting to park in entrance of the newly-opened market on Heritage Roadvert, However the automotive went over the curb and struck the constructing. The report said the constructing and the automotive sustained common damage.

The driving strain was not injured. In accordance to Khalil, Nobody was harm Inside The store. The police report talked about two patrons Contained in the store have been struck by a freezer By way of the incident However they refused medical remedy.

Khalil was Contained in the store when the incident occurred.

“As quickly as I heard the accident, The very Very first factor that acquired here to thoughts is I assumed somebody acquired harm,” Khalil said. “It was An in depth name, it might have been Tons worse, but fortunately Nobody acquired harm. We hadvert some huge damage to the entrance An factor of our constructing. That Ought to be restoreed and tright here was some damage inside collectively with counter tops.

“They’re nonetheless making an try To Search out out what The worth of the damage is but our insurance coverage will hopefully cowl A lot of the restore prices. It’s going to take about two weeks to restore and reopen. Fortunately it was simply constructing damage and gear damage inside. Which will On A daily basis be restoreed And glued. The important factor is none of our patrons or staff acquired harm. I really feel dangerous for our eight staff who Shall be out Of labor for A pair of weeks.”

The Southbury Seameals Market opened in late July.

“We’ve been doing actually good enterprise and getting A lot of assist from the metropolis,” Khalil said. “We use current fish, it’s assisted our enterprise develop and the metropolis has been good for us. We’ve been getting A lot of followers and common clients coming in right here. People have been so assistive on social media.”

Southbury First Selectman Jeffrey Manville said, “I’ve been tright here And that i Revenue from the meals. I really feel dangerous for the youthful couple who personal it as a Outcome of they are simply starting out. From the metropolis perspective, if a constructing inspector Is required our staff will work as shortly as They will to get them up and working Once again.”

Khalil said he hopes the enterprise continues to develop when the Southbury Seameals Market reopens.

“Accidents will happen, it’s Half of life and fortunately the driver of the automotive advertditionally didn’t get harm,” Khalil said. “We’ll do our restores and in about two weeks we’ll be open Once again hugeger and greater.”