Michigan Ave. Businesses Suffer

By: Beth Shayne
By: Beth Shayne

One lane is open, but if you've been down here as a pedestrian you know it is not easy traveling. If you were here in a car, looking for street parking, that's even worse.

Business owners say the customers aren't coming. At 621, sales are down 50 percent. They stopped serving lunch and are offering a half off construction special from 4-7 on weekdays. It's the same story at downtown icon Clara's. They are lucky in that they have a parking lot, but they are still concerned their customers don't know they are open.

"Downtown businesses are open, we all are," says manager Cindy Jubeck, but she says, they are all feeling the pinch.


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