DOWNTOWN CONSTRUCTION MAY CREATE A HEADACHE FOR DRIVERS,
BUT FOR BUSINESSES ALONG THE MONROE LINCOLN CORRIDOR,
IT'S MORE THAN A HEADACHE.
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TWO ORGANIZATIONS ARE TRYING TO HELP BUSINESSES THAT
ARE STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY BECAUSE OF THE CONSTRUCTION?
THE DOWNTOWN SPOKANE PARTNERSHIP
AND THE SPOKANE ASSOCIATION
OF REALTORS HAVE COME UP WITH A PLAN THEY SAY WILL
HELP BRING CUSTOMERS BACK TO THESE BUSINESSES THAT
HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY CONSTRUCTION.
IT'S 6 O CLOCK ON TUESDAY.
WHAT WOULD NORMALLY BE THE DINNER RUSH.
BUT BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION, THIS SUMMER HAS BEEN
ANYTHING BUT NORMAL FOR TAMARACK PUBLIC HOUSE.
due to the construction situation, it's hard to walk
even down to places folks want to go to for short
lunches, driving it makes it even more significant
than that :14W6 24
OWNER TERESA GONDER SAYS THE ONGOING CONSTRUCTION
ON THE LINCOLN MONROE COORIDOR HAS TAKEN A FINANCIAL
TOLL ON HER BUSINESS.
i haven't been able to keep all my staff just because
i can't gaurantee their hours :5W7 22
AND BUSINESSES AROUND THE AREA HAVE FACED SIMILAR
CHALLENGES DURING THIS HISTORIC CONSTRUCTION SEASON.
SO NOW, THE DOWNTOWN SPOKANE PARTNERSHIP AND THE SPOKANE
ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS HAVE TEAMED UP TO HELP.
what they're asking is that people associations, in
particular, and businesses, consider not only promoting
their own businesses and associations, and come down
and support local businesses along this corridor,
but also to challenge othersW8 24
THE ORGANIZATIONS HOPE TO HAVE A NEW GROUP EACH WEEK
UNTIL THE END OF CONSTRUCTION SEASON.
have a drink, have a meal, see a great show, rent
a room, and spread a little financial love during
these tough times that construction has impacted.
TERESA SAYS SHE'S GRATEFUL FOR THE HELP DURING THIS
people are out there making a consciencious effort
to come help us poor souls who are in the middle of
BOTH TAMARACK PUBLIC HOUSE AND THE DOWNTOWN SPOKANE
PARTNERSHIP SAY ULTIMATELY THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
IS MUCH NEEDED, AND THEY ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE IMPROVEMENTS
COMING TO THE CITY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHALLENGE, WE'LL HAVE
A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE, KXLY DOT COM.
REPORTING ON THE SKY DECK GRACE DITZLER KXLY 4 NEWS.