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Resident asks community not to forget about downtown businesses

Published: May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

My favorite bookstore--one of the few remaining independent bookstores in Ohio and a real gem--has experienced a dramatic drop in business in the last couple months since this inept road construction company hired by our city engineer began work (barely!) on the block of Main Street in front of the store.

Please make an extra attempt to to patronize this treasure and the neighboring businesses over the next three months (road project is expected to continue through July!). There is no parking available around the entire block so you will have to park on the next block or in the First & Main parking garage. At least you'll earn some extra mileage on your Fitbit and be expending a whole lot more calories than the individuals assigned to this road project!

PS. The road construction company working on the downtown project could take a few pointers from the company working the Middleton Road project. They are working efficiently and competently with enough workers engaged to keep the project on schedule.

Katherine Szerdy, Hudson

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