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Higgins Street businesses welcome more foot traffic

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Sugar Tree Salon owner Pagona Kubert saw a similar scenario. She told MTN News foot traffic, and the store’s sales slowed to a crawl.

“We literally had barely any walk-ins. People weren’t just crossing the bridge anymore, so they weren’t coming in this direction, they were parking in other areas.” Kubert added the increase in business compared to just a few weeks ago is phenomenal.

“We’re booked out on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and pretty much some openings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,” Kubert said. Following the devastating one-two punch of COVID and the bridge closure, businesses on the west side of the 100 block of South Higgins are set up for a perfect storm for success heading into the months ahead.

“Traffic is moving on this nice west side of the bridge now, we’ve seen a huge increase in our foot traffic and sales have just really gone up,” McCracken said. For these two business owners and several others on the block, the word of a late-May reopening was music to their ears — and the difference they’ve both seen in two short weeks is encouraging.

Source “It’s opened just in time for the tourist and summer season, it seems like it’s actually perfect timing for us,” McCracken concluded.

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