Want to see what our little world looks like in front of the store right now?
The street is being torn out for a sewer line project.
Sidewalks are open, and city parking lots are open.
But - most people don't want to have to walk so far.
Or - for health or age reasons, they CAN'T walk so far.
Gotta love this particular machine.
Every time it goes by, the whole building shakes.
I realize this project has to be done....but it seems like it could have been handled differently. Surely there's a way it could be done without devastating the businesses. An example? The first week the fence was put up, there was no work done! The street was blocked for a week for nothing.
Do I sound a bit bitter? Probably because I am, as are the other business owners. I heard this morning that one of the stores business is down 60%. That's probably the case with everyone, but he was brave enough to crunch the numbers.
This is the 3rd week, it's supposed to last till October. I heard a rumor that they are running into problems, and won't be done till December. I certainly hope that is just a rumor that is wrong. Time will tell I guess.
For those customers who have braved the mess and the noise and came in........I sincerely thank you! All of us along Jefferson Avenue could use your support.
I keep reminding myself of my mom's wise words when bad things happened....
This too shall pass.