COBBLE HILL — A Brooklyn bar will reopen Thursday evening after a car smashed into its glass storefront and door earlier this week, the owner said.
Henry Public, located at 329 Henry St., has been forced to keep its battered door closed since Monday because of the accident, said Matt Dawson, one of the owners.
“The whole window bay had been knocked into the restaurant,” he said.
A 66-year-old man crashed into the front of the restaurant between 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 5 and was transported to Lutheran Medical Center, police sources said.
The driver was found unconscious in the car and had an odor of alcohol along with an open container of vodka, sources said. The man was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
The bar will be open for business at 5 p.m. with a temporary but secure plywood replacement for the façade. A full restoration of the window will take a while longer, Dawson said. He could not immediately estimate the cost or timeline for the work.
“It’s not going to cheap to re-do the whole thing,” he said.