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UPDATED: Carol's Catering reopens after car accident saw temporary closure

Owner Carol Odynski said the accident was an honest mistake, and after a temporary closure, part of the café is now open

UPDATE: Carol’s Catering & Café is now open for business with limited seating available in the undamaged portion of the restaurant. 

Carol’s Catering & Café doesn’t have a new drive-through window — the hole in the side of the building was the result of an unfortunate driving mishap earlier on Sept. 18.

“A lady went to leave, and I suppose it was a new car and she hit the wrong pedal, I guess,” business owner Carol Odynski recalled. “We just heard a great big ‘ka-bang’.”

The accident occurred at 12:56 p.m., and thankfully the guests who dined at the table had already left and the server was in the back cleaning dishes. The server assigned to the table then said she recalled a loud noise from the front portion of the restaurant.

“The people had just left that table,” Odynski said, noting that everyone was relieved about the timing.

Staff at Carol’s Catering & Café confirmed that nobody was injured at the time of the accident and the table was empty. The driver of the vehicle was also uninjured, and staff confirmed that it was just an honest mistake.

The restaurant is currently waiting for the go-ahead to start repairs, and Odynski said she isn’t sure when business will resume. “We will have to wait for an assessment,” she said.

“We’ll have to get an adjuster in here, and he probably won’t be very long,” she added.

The business may be able to run at reduced capacity in the undamaged portion of the building in a day or two, but this will depend on the final adjuster’s report.

As a result of the damage, Carol's Catering & Café (had been) closed for business until further notice.

For more information, the café can be reached at 306-692-9300.

Carol’s Catering & Café is located at 820 North Service Road.

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