Update: May 2023:We have rebuilt our patio and added a new wrought iron fence in place of the brick wall that was destroyed in December from a car accident (Read detail below). In addition to that, we have also placed 10,000lbs+ of stone block barricades on the corner on HWY 34/Boise to help prevent any future traffic accidents from imposing any harm to unsuspected patrons. Accidents are just that -accidents... These things happen with little to no warning. As the owners (Amy and Chad), we can sleep better at night knowing we have done our best to protect our customers, patrons, employees, family, acquaintances, or anyone for that matter, from the unpredictable. Been told that the odds are low that another accident like what we had in December are extremely low, but my answer to that was, "Well, maybe, but they are not zero. So... PUT STONES OUT THERE! Here's a check".
December 2022: An eastbound vehicle on HWY34 nearly collided with another vehicle turning south on Boise Ave and veered over the south-east curb and ended up crashing through the brick wall on our back patio.
Thankfully, no one was physically injured, but our patio will obviously remain closed until repairs are completed.
Divine intervention: The path taken by the vehicle somehow missed the traffic light pole, our tree, our sign, and our evergreen bush.
The bewildering fact that a BRICK WALL 'softened' the impact makes no sense, but, hey, it's 2022... and they walked away alive.
Further baffling us, no one was on the patio due to the inclement weather adding to the series of miracles that spared potential injuries, or worse.
Regardless of fault, McGraff's is thankful only bricks and sticks were injured.