Newnan coffee shop damaged by vehicle
by Wes Mayer
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.