Car crashes into side of building at Front and Young streets
By RICHARD WALKER
North Kitsap Herald Editor
January 9, 2013 · Updated 9:46 AM
POULSBO — The Longworth Studio day spa building rumbled Tuesday night just as Kerry Slone and a client were talking about the wind. Then, the building shook.
“We thought part of the roof ripped off,” Slone said.
Then, Slone thought perhaps Second Seasons thrift store’s sign had fallen. She ran downstairs to find that a car had crashed into the employee entrance at Front and Young streets.
Fortunately, no one was injured. “It was wonderful to see that everybody walked away,” she said. She said the car’s occupants were a mom and her children. The cause of the crash could not be confirmed early Wednesday.
The incident occurred after 7 p.m. Tuesday. According to Slone, the building’s owner, the crash caused significant damage to Longworth Studio's employee entrance, but the incident would not require closures or affect the day spa’s grand reopening Jan. 19.
“We’re open for business,” Slone said.
Young Street was taped off Wednesday morning and was inaccessible to traffic. Motorists can enter Anderson Parkway via Queen Sonia Vei and King Olaf Vei.
Slone said there was no damage to Second Season, North Kitsap Fishline's thrift store. Second Season was closed when the crash occurred. Slone said she and her client were the only persons in the building when the crash occurred.
The crash occurred as Slone prepares to unveil her remodel and expansion. She said she invested up to $50,000 remodeling the interior and expanded into 2,000 square feet on the second floor. The day spa’s services include relaxation and corrective facials, nail care, massage, reiki, mud wraps, and salt scrubs. The day spa serves men and women.
“We are very lucky that the only spot the car hit, on the entire building, was the employee entrance,” Slone said. She said the spa has three entrances and Second Season’s entrance was not affected.
“All of our businesses can still operate,” she said.
Slone said it was too early to know how much it will cost to repair the damage.
Deputy Police Chief Bob Wright couldn't provide details about the crash Wednesday, saying he expected the case report to be completed in a couple of days.
Contact North Kitsap Herald Editor Richard Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-360-779-4464.