Colorful artwork on a board now covers a hole that was created when a vehicle crashed into Jimmy V's Pub & Grill, 1 S. State St, last week.
At 1:40 p.m. March 12, a Honda CR-V went into the Westerville establishment after it appeared to have run a red light, according to Christa Dickey, community-affairs director for the city.
No one sustained injuries, Dickey said.
As of 3 p.m. that day, the vehicle was being towed out of the area, she said, and police, fire and service crews had started cleaning up the site. It currently is boarded up. Local artist Adam Hernandez gave the board a bit of personality by painting it.
"We all feel a little shook up, but we are thankful that no one was injured," said Jessica Nedelkoski, Jimmy V's general manager.
She said no one was injured inside the building and workers were thankful the driver is OK.
She said the restaurant would remain open as cleaning and repairs would take place.
Nedelkoski said the outpouring of support from the community has been great and the restaurant has had numerous people stop inside and call to make sure everyone is OK.
"We love our community," she said.
She said the accident resulted in damage to some of the windows but was not able to provide price estimates.
A representative for the Westerville Division of Police said the full report on the crash is still being completed and was not available as of March 18.