The manager of the Vacuum Hut in Halifax was sitting in the back of the store with her mother Thursday morning when they heard a crash.
"Shook the building," said Doris Brown. "I jumped up and looked out and there's a car in our store."
The store, which is in a strip mall on Bayers Road, is divided into a front room and a back room. The car went almost halfway into the front section, Brown said.
There were no customers in the store at the time. Brown said there were two women in the car.
"We called the mall. We called the police. We called the fire department," she said.
Const. Dianne Woodworth said Halifax Regional Police received a call at 9:47 a.m. She said the driver was a 41-year-old woman.
There were no injuries, and no charges were laid, Woodworth said.
'Unbelievable that nobody was killed here'
Brown's father, Vacuum Hut owner Arch Adams, said he's thankful everyone is safe.
He said he or his daughter would have normally been behind the desk, but he was at the hospital when the crash took place.
"It's unbelievable that nobody was killed here," he said.
The damages, which Brown estimates will be around $20,000 to $40,000, can be repaired and the mess cleaned up, he said.
"When I saw that nobody was hurt I basically almost had to laugh because I couldn't get upset if nobody is hurt," Adams said.
Brown said she was still a little stunned. But she was also still working.
"We did just sell something, believe it or not," Brown laughed. "From the parking lot."
Adams hoped to open the store back up Friday morning.
"We won't be fully organized but there still people wants their vacuums fixed and serviced and that's what we gotta do," he said.