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Car crashes into Laconia's Looney Bin bar

Union Leader Correspondent

May 14. 2018 8:09PM
Plywood has been used to secure the building that houses The Looney Bin Bar and Grill in Weirs Beach, after a car crashed into the building Sunday night. No one was injured. (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent)

LACONIA — Mother’s Day concluded with a crash at The Looney Bin Bar & Grill when a car jumped the curb in the parking lot and struck the building.

Marie Giguere, 78, of Belmont, was driving a 2007 four-door Camry, according to police, who said she was leaving the parking lot at Funspot when her vehicle ended up into the building.

The fire department and police responded to the 554 Endicott St. North business at 9:08 p.m. after the bartender called to report a vehicle had just crashed into the establishment.

“Due to unfortunate circumstance, we will be closed Monday, Tuesday and probably a few days longer until we get our building fixed,” reads a message on the Looney Bin’s Facebook page.

The post included two pictures of a silver Toyota head-on into the corner of the building caving in the entry door, the casing and some of the wall around it.

“Luckily everyone’s ok. It was just after close and Krystal and Dustin had just moved away from the door,” the post continues.

First responders were en route when they were notified that there were no injuries, but that the building has sustained structural damage, according to Laconia Police Lt. Rich Simmons. The vehicle had to be towed.

Sgt. Gary Hubbard said neither drugs or alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. The building sustained more damage than the car but it was towed as a precaution.

The Looney Bin, located across the street from Funspot at Weirs Beach, is known for hosting a variety of fundraisers and has positive on-line reviews despite its sign which reads, “Warm Beer, Lousy Food, Good Times.”

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