OCALA, Fla. - A facelift in the heart of downtown Ocala is frustrating some local merchants.
They said the remodel will help them, but right now, the construction is hurting.
Construction crews are about halfway through the facelift for Ocala's downtown square. The work will be finished in another eight weeks or so. That is none too soon for some local merchants.
"People think the entire downtown is closed down when they drive by. It's a misconception by the public," said downtown merchant Teresa Dunnam. "Everyone is reporting [business is] a little bit down. I have two businesses. One was up, the other, which is usually up, is a little down."
It's not an expensive project by city
Some merchants said the work has not hurt their businesses, and all are looking forward to the new
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