A handful of locals who happened to be in the Green Bean Coffee Company around 12:30 Thursday afternoon for lunch were started when the cabinets fastened to the west wall behind the counter began to fall to the floor.  Lucky for owner Kari Kyle she wasn't alone when the collapse took place as the lunch crowed rallied to her aid.


  A handful of locals who happened to be in the Green Bean Coffee Company around 12:30 Thursday afternoon for lunch were startled when the cabinets fastened to the west wall behind the counter began to fall to the floor.  Luckily for owner Kari Kyle she wasn't alone when the collapse took place as the lunch crowed rallied to her aid.  Several, in fact, were still there mid-afternoon helping Kyle and employee Georgia Abrams restore order to the suddenly disheveled establishment.

   Among those springing to action when the cabinets began tumbling to earth was 6'6" Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson.  "Bob's tall enough he was able to reach up and keep the whole thing from falling on me," Kyle said.  "The top came apart from the wall first and Bob kept it from hitting the floor."  Moments later Dixson and others such as Lee Feil, Steve and Dayle Heft, Chris Ballard, Scott Reinecke and Robert Koehn completely detached the cabinets and laid them to the side.

   Others such as Debbie Boyles, Sherrell Heft and Roberta Seiler stayed for at least a couple of hours to help Kyle clean up the resultant mess.  Compton Construction Engineer David Spoon, foreman of the KCU mall project across the street, stopped by later once the cabinets were back in place to explain how they could be more tightly secured to avoid a second incident.

   "I guess I put too much stuff in it lately," Kyle said later.  "I'm just grateful no one was hurt and that so many helped me get things back in order.  I owe them a big thanks."