Businesses close to the City Walk shelter say its residents’ behavior is hurting their bottom line

Businesses close to the City Walk shelter say its residents' behavior is hurting their bottom line

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Several businesses along Mahan Drive are frustrated and concerned with the shelter of the City Walk urban mission.

It started as an emergency shelter for the cold night homeless in December 2020; people say the region has changed dramatically since then.

The shelter permit is under review by the Development Review Committee; the group meets Monday at 9:00 a.m.

Reports from city staff show a dramatic increase in calls for police of Tallahassee, with trespassing, littering and loitering issues topped the list. Companies say it matches their experience.

Cathy Hunt is a cashier at Beer Stop on Mahan Square.

She says delivery drivers were harassed there and she had to call the police when people got aggressive.

“They harass people in the parking lot,…

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