The overpass should never have been closed – it’s official now, all has been confirmed. The engineering report, which the Mayor refused to disclose, clearly states the overpass did NOT need to be closed, only repaired. Sadly because the repairs were not done at that time the unnecessary delays will now cost the taxpayers millions to fix. The merchants also lost 30 to 50% of their business because of this closure.
Photos and comments from the Gazette.
“Over the last two years I’d say business dropped between 30 and 50 per cent,” Robinson said. “Back in the good old days, there were lineups to get in. But (owner Peter Vlashos) has survived because he has a loyal following.”
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