Businesses in Six Points area say construction has brought down business

Posted at 9:16 PM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 22:16:30-04

Almost a year into the "Ayers Street" project and construction is still going strong but the businesses in the Six Points area say it’s become a financial drain.

The project started back in July of 2017 and since then there’s been a lot of detours, street closures and officers directing traffic.

Today (Wednesday) we spoke with local business owners in the area like Jason Rodriguez, owner of Hester’s Café, who says Hester’s has been located in the Six-Points area for the last 10 years. Rodriguez says although he looks forward to the completed project his business is feeling the impact as his customers can’t get to his place or just avoid the area all together. 

Rodriguez said "Some of the routing just did not allow you access here so I know that we had a really slow breakfast here yesterday and lunch was a little quieter than usual today because there’s only one turn in and if you go the other direction there’s no way to get back to us."

Construction was initially said to take a year which means it would be completed in July however a City spokesperson says, there were some small delays with existing utilities and weather but it’s all expected to wrap up by the end of August.