Shared: Penetanguishene residents’ loyalty helping businesses through construction impact
The overall Impact from construction is about what she expected, as walk-in traffic has dwindled while crews tear up and rebuild the main street.
“The only difference that I’ve noticed is (the lack of) tourists that would normally be walking the street,” said Menard, estimating she has done 15 to 20 per cent less business than usual.
Like Karpathios, she credits the locals for going over and above to help ensure her business survives the challenges create by the construction.
“Local people are coming in on the regular and they are trying to support local even more because they don’t want us to go out of business. That’s what I have found,” said Menard.
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