Tuesday, May 23, 2017

North End Infrastructure Projects Hurting Neighborhood Retail

A glut of construction projects ranging from sewer line replacements to a new bike path is creating a perfect storm of traffic and business woes in the tiny North End, just as the lucrative summer tourism season approaches — and residents are complaining that City Hall isn’t paying attention to the “siege” on the neighborhood.

“Basically, it’s killing our business,” said Tomas Salmeron, owner of Villa Francesca on Richmond Street, adding he’s losing $3,000 a day because of lack of business. “We need someone to take care of this problem immediately.”. . . more

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