As the saying goes, the third time is the charm. Besides, a little dust and heavy equipment isn't enough to dampen the spirits of downtown businesses. After two consecutive summers of construction, business owners know the drill. They understand construction can be messy, yet all downtown stores remain accessible and open for business for the many residents and visitors that keep coming.
During heavy rainstorms, merchants have experienced high water levels outside their shops, while some experienced the storm water tides inside their businesses. In the end, many business owners understand the inconvenience of construction is worth the drainage and sidewalk improvements. The project is scheduled during the area's slower tourist season, so not to affect the month's when the majority of revenue for downtown businesses is generated.
The streets included in this phase of the project are Donnelly between Fourth & Third Avenues, as well as 4th Avenue between Alexander and Baker Streets. Burkhart Construction returns as the contractor and will have their local office on the northwest corner of 4th and Donnelly. The project will be complete by October 1 and will also feature improved lighting and landscaping. During this project, locals are encouraged to support the area' local small businesses. For a complete list of stores and restaurants visitwww.MountDoraBuzz.com .