Let me start by saying that I don't have the solution to this problem. I saw the story on Q-2 last night where The Athlete's Foot shoe store is closing it's doors because the road construction on Grand Avenue has taken so long.

This isn't a new problem. Road construction has been hurting these types of businesses since they started doing it. These businesses can't afford a massive advertising campaign. Or moving to an alternate location temporarily. And it's hard enough to make small businesses run anyway with the tax structure in our state, the cost to employ people and all the extras they do when the get hit up to donate something for the numerous fundraisers.

How do we help these folks?

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