About 3 years ago, Canopy added an actual canopy to the south side of its spot at the end of the 3939 Montrose strip center. (It required a variance from the city.) More recently, the restaurant has been busy installing a new coffee bar and bar bar in the space next door, which it’ll be expanding into. (Former neighbor Montrose Dry Cleaners relocated further north in the same center a while back.) But the latest addition proceeded much more suddenly: Yesterday afternoon, around 2:30, a customer saw fit to install a drive-thru directly in front of the restaurant, by stepping on the gas pedal while under the impression that the car was in reverse.
The car made it halfway inside before stopping. One person, a valet attendant, was injured, but is expected to be able to return to work within a few days.
Owners Claire Smith and Russell Murrell aren’t keeping the new way in, though: Plywood installed yesterday where the storefront was smashed got a fresh coat of paint this morning (see photo above). And minus a bit of sunlight — until replacement glass is installed — the restaurant remains open.
- Previously on Swamplot: Blame the Sun: Canopy Wants a Canopy