Business Owner At Odds With CRA Over Improvements To Sixth Street
Sapps Pawn, Gun and Archery Shop has been a Gainesville fixture since 1962 and like many other businesses, they're facing tough ecnomic times.
It's a situation owner Butch Ford says is made worse by the construction on 6th Street in Gainesville.
He says the equipment blocks his building and drives off business.
The city's Community Redevelopment Agency says the work they are doing to the 6th Street corridor will stimulate local businesses, beautify Gainesville and help make the area more environmentally friendly.
The CRA says the improvements will take time but after construction is completed, the changes should actually help business.
They presented their plan to Gainesville city commissioners Monday.
For more information on that plan and to weigh in on their proposal visit: the City of Gainesville's Website
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