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How Walkable Main Street killed my business | Guest View


Last updated 9/30/2021 at 8:53am

Editor's note: The following was sent to Mayor Nelson, Economic Development and Cultural Services Director Patrick Doherty, and City Council members.

I wanted to share my experience with Walkable Main Street for the 2021 summer season here at the Randall J Hodges Photography Gallery. Financially, it was a disaster for my gallery. I will just focus on Saturdays. Our traffic was down over 60%, but our sales were down over 83%, making Saturday, our normal busiest day of the week, our slowest day of the week on average. By far.

(Comparing that to) the same Saturdays in 2018, I was down $16,300....

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