Storm damages coffeehouse in downtown Springfield

Published: May. 11, 2023 at 4:38 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Customers enjoyed treats from Greenhouse Coffee and Affogatto Bar when a strong storm moved into downtown Springfield and shattered one of the windows Wednesday evening.

Baristas working during the incident took photos of the damage.

Crystallena Price was watching the storm from a nearby window when an explosive sound came from the other room. Price described the moment as ‘scary.’

“I could see the window bowing. And then the water was hitting the windows so hard. You couldn’t see out. It was just like a whitewash on the windows. And then, within a couple more minutes, the window blew out. And it was as if it exploded it like, you know, shot glass all the way to the back of the room,” Price recounted.

Price is thankful that was the only damage the business faced.

Greenhouse Coffee and Affogatto Bar has been open for a little more than a year. Surprisingly, this incident led to a little spike in business after parts of the city lost power. A new window was ordered shortly after the storm, which is expected to be installed soon.

“If anything, we had a rush after that because everybody else’s power was out downtown, and for whatever reason, ours was not. It’s patched for now. Hopefully, a new window today or tomorrow,” Price said.

Price said this incident was a reminder to pay attention to storms moving in and have a plan in place.

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