A Lawrence bar is closed for repairs after a driver crashed into the building and then fled the scene early Sunday morning.
No one was inside Louise’s West, 1307 W. 7th St., according to general manager, P.J. Mather, when an eyewitness reported seeing a silver SUV backing away from the building.
The incident is believed to have happened around 2:45 a.m. and was witnessed by a person riding a bike in the area.
A Lawrence police spokesman said the vehicle was last seen heading east on Seventh Street.
Mather said they’ve had to shut the business down until repairs can be made. The business has already erected a temporary wall to shore up the structure.
“We’re going to try to re-open as soon as we can,” Mather said.