Newnan coffee shop damaged by vehicle

by Wes Mayer

alt

The front wall of The Leaf and Bean was damaged by a vehicle early Thursday. 


Newnan’s downtown coffee shop, The Leaf and Bean, suffered structural damage early Thursday after a vehicle rammed into its front wall.

The front windows of The Leaf and Bean were shattered and a large part of the wood and brick and mortar below the window was pushed inward. The table and chairs that were sitting in front of the coffee shop were also demolished.

Cher McWilliams, owner of The Leaf and Bean, said the coffee shop will be closed until repairs are made. She expects the entire front wall of the shop will have to replaced, and she said she does not want to be serving food and drinks while construction is going on.

McWilliams said the person who ran into the front wall was allegedly attempting to hit someone with their vehicle. She said Newnan Police officers told her the driver continued to drive down the sidewalk toward West Broad Street and also caused some damage to neighboring Ace Beer Growlers, shattering a window. Ace is remaining open for the time being, however.

Newnan Police officials did not respond Thursday to requests for the incident details.



More Local

Saddam captor speaks at First Baptist

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell told a full sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Newnan they must not let cynics and critics plot the future of Ame ... Read More


Confederate flag – heritage or hate?

The first time Tony saw the Confederate flag, he was 5 or 6 years old. It was the late ‘50s or early ‘60s. The image was burned ... Read More


Army surplus store honors local war hero

Coweta war hero Johnny Calhoun is back in Newnan. James Johnson, owner of Newnan Tactical & Army Surplus, builds mannequins representing ... Read More


Cause of Bulloch House fire still unknown

The origin of a fire that destroyed a Warm Springs restaurant on June 10 is still unknown – and may never be known. The Bulloch House, ... Read More


Battle flag only one of several Confederate flags in history

What has become properly known as the “Confederate flag” was never the flag of a nation or a state. The Confederacy had a nation ... Read More

July 4 events calendar full in Coweta

The local July 4 celebration will be a big one this year. With Independence Day falling on a Saturday, there will be more events than usual. ... Read More