Car smashes through shop window
Cake shop owners rebuilding
Friday, Aug 01, 2014 03:30 pm
A car driving through their front window was not the kind of advertising the owners of Over the Top Cakes had hoped for.
But at least everyone’s talking about them now, said co-owner Jennifer Gray.
The local designer bakeshop, located at 2-B Sir Winston Churchill Ave., was hit by a car in the early morning of Saturday, July 26.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, but the driver of the car said her gas pedal got stuck when she wanted to park in front of the store, said Gray.
No one was inside the store at the time of the incident. The driver of the car was not hurt.
“The only thing that stopped her, we have a little brick wall underneath our front window and it’s about a foot tall and it did stop her back tires,” said Gray. “But the entire front end of her vehicle up to her back tires was inside our shop.”
The owners of the shop now have to rebuild part of the front room and the inner wall which was shifted by more than a foot and a half, she said.
She added that neither the kitchen nor the decorating room were affected by the crash. But all of the rooms share a common wall and cannot be used during the rebuild.
Staff at the bake shop are now finishing up orders for this week before closing down for the next two weeks. The store is expected to re-open Saturday, Aug. 16.
Gray said they are still taking phone calls for future cake orders.
“We can only finish the orders we have for this week. We had to cancel all of our orders for next week, unfortunately, and for the week after,” she said. “It’s quite a big hit for us. We’re trying to keep a positive attitude.”
That being said, she’s already joking that the store is not installing a drive-through window although people “seem to do a lot” to get to their cupcakes.