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Customer drives through Angelika's German Imports Market & Deli storefront while trying to park

Car hits Sierra Vista restaurant causing structural damages
Customer accidentally hit Angelika's German Imports Market & Deli with car while trying to park
Posted at 7:01 PM, Aug 23, 2023

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KGUN) — Angelika Gloyd, owner of Angelika's German Imports Market & Deli, was slicing meat for a customer when she heard a loud boom.

“The sound it made, like a bomb exploded," Gloyd said. "It made my heart race and it made me shake because I’m like 'oh my god, what just happened?'"

On Tuesday afternoon, a car hit the side of the building causing potential structural damage and breaking a large window. According to the Sierra Vista Police Department, an elderly woman accidentally pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake while parking in front of the building.

"The glass was everywhere. I mean, it was spread out—you know—all the way to the far tables,” Gloyd said.

SVPD said there weren't any injuries at the time of the incident.

Gloyd said she the city of Sierra Vista forced her to close the restaurant Tuesday afternoon so they could examine the building to make sure it's structurally safe. The windows were boarded up and Gloyd was given the okay to open back up.

The business owner decided to keep the restaurant closed Wednesday because she is still recovering from the shock of the accident. Gloyd said she will be reopening the restaurant on Thursday.

She plans to stay open as long as possible, but knows she may have to close when the repairs need to be done. Angelika's is located at 1630 E. Fry Blvd. in Sierra Vista.

Alexis Ramanjulu is a reporter in Cochise County for KGUN 9. She began her journalism career reporting for the Herald/Review in Sierra Vista, which she also calls home. Share your story ideas with Alexis by emailing or by connecting on Facebook.