LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) – A popular breakfast and lunch spot in Liberty had to close Thursday morning after a car drove right through the front door.

The entryway of the Landmark Restaurant & Bakery on Churchill Hubbard Road is boarded up because a car drove right through it a little after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Caller: “Somebody has just drove through the front of our restaurant building.”

One of the restaurant’s owners, Matt Savon, was standing near the counter at the time of the crash.

“Didn’t really know what happened at first. It was just like I said, a loud bang, but thank God no one was walking in or out at that time and no one was sitting in that general area,” he said.

  • Car into Landmark
  • Car into Landmark

Firefighters say the out-of-town driver’s foot slipped. The car went over a parking stop and into the front entrance.

It caused a little damage to the doorway and wall inside.

The restaurant was busy at the time but luckily no one, including the driver and her passenger, was hurt.

Savon says he doesn’t know when they’ll be able to reopen.

“I don’t really know a timetable of how long it’s gonna take to like open back up. Things like that, kinda playing it by ear, talking with the insurance company and all that, trying to move as fast as we can, obviously,” he said. “Doesn’t seem like there’s too much structural damage. It’s more just kinda cosmetic but want to make sure like the electric and everything is, you know, safe to open back up.”