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Bill and Bob’s Roast beef in Peabody is reopening a day after a car crashed into the building

Workers at Bill & Bob's restaurant in Peabody boarded up the building and prepared to reopen Wednesday after a car crashed through the store front Tuesday evening. (Owen O'Rourke)

PEABODY — Bill & Bob’s Roast Beef was back in business less than a day after a woman drove her SUV into the venerable restaurant’s facade.

A motor vehicle drove into Bill & Bob’s Roast Beef at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday, according to Peabody Police. Nobody was injured in the ordeal.

“The older lady came in to get food when she left she reversed her car,” said Bill & Bob’s owner Angelo Lagonakis. “Instead of putting the car in drive she reversed into the building.”

Fire, health and building department officials were in the 2 Central Street location Wednesday morning to assess the damage, take apart equipment and to assess food that may be contaminated.

Lagonakis said he received clearance from the Peabody board of health to operate by early Wednesday afternoon.

“I’m glad no one got hurt,” said Lagonakis.

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