SoBo Café’s Parklet Destroyed by a Car Sunday Morning but Quickly Rebuilt and Reopened

| October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

SoBo Café’s parklet, which is an outdoor dining area in street parking spaces, was destroyed Sunday morning at 1250am when a car ran through it. Owner Anna Leventis told WBAL TV that about 60 percent of the parklet, which feature shade sails, lattices, and flower pots, was destroyed.

SoBo Café posted the following to its Facebook page:

Our beautiful parklet was destroyed last night. Thankfully no one was hurt. This is a devastating blow to our business…

Posted by SoBo Cafe on Sunday, October 18, 2020


With help from Federal Hill Main Street, SoBo Cafe’s staff was quickly able to get the damage cleared and get a parklet rebuilt for dining on Sunday.

While Leventis was filming a segment with WBAL TV yesterday, some neighbors who witnessed the accident stopped by with the license plate number of the white Nissan Altima that caused the damage. Part of the car’s bumper was left at the scene.

The parklet on Monday afternoon

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