No parking and no sidewalks tend to dry up your walk-in business.
Andy Howell, owner of Camden’s Dogtown Market, a restaurant and corner market in the first floor of the Corrugated Box Building, said the construction projects have cost him nearly half of his monthly revenue.
Howell said he suffered a 25 percent drop in sales when work began last fall on Hatcher Tobacco Flats. When work began in December on Reynolds South, leaving both sides of the sidewalks blocked, his business fell an additional 20 percent, he said.
This is just one example from the story cited above. Other businesses in the Corrugated Box Building are also suffering. No parking and no sidewalks tend to dry up your walk-in business.
In the past 10 years 3,700 apartments have been built in the area and 1,200 more are under construction. Construction companies have stated that they’ve followed all the rules and are in compliance with the city. This is little comfort for both business owners and patrons both of which might be forced to look elsewhere.