Cobble Hill

Car smashes into Cobble Hill restaurant

January 6, 2015 By Samantha Samel Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This photo, tweeted by @HenryPublic on Jan. 5, shows the pub’s damaged storefront after a car crashed into the restaurant. Photo courtesy of @HenryPublic, used with permission

“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.

The driver, who was arrested Tuesday for DWI according to the 76th Precinct’s Twitter account, was the only person injured, according to Dawson. Dawson also said the driver 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,” Dawson told the Eagle. “It’s significant, but it could’ve been a lot worse.”

Dawson said Tuesday that they hope to reopen “very soon.”