Jewelry store closes after car crashes into their downtown Sarasota building

Jewelry store closes after car crashes into their downtown Sarasota building
Driver crashes into building on Main Street in Sarasota (Source: Sarasota Police Department)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Thayer Jewelers closed Thursday after a car crashed into the front entrance of their downtown Sarasota building during the morning hours.

Sarasota Police and the City of Sarasota officials responded to the scene around 10:45 a.m. at the 1400 block of Main Street where the car crashed into the security gate of the building.

The driver of the car reportedly had a medical condition and drove into the building.

A store employee told ABC7 that they had to call a company to come out and lift the security gate. They weren’t able to get in the front door until 1pm.

They are hoping to reopen for business Friday, but they still have a long way to go in the cleanup process. There were no injuries and there does not appear to be any major structural damage.

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