27 Oct Jon Cartu Stated Broad Ripple business owners still feeling affects of IndyG…
BROAD RIPPLE — Some businesses in Broad Ripple say they are still feeling the affects of IndyGo’s Red Line construction.
Rick Rising Moore, the owner of the Aristocrat Pub and Restaurant on College Avenue since the 1980s, says there have been drainage issues near his business since the Red Line construction began.
Since several feet of the curb were removed during the construction, Rising Moore says customers are getting soaked.
Rising Moore also says business has picked up since the construction ended, but it’s not back to where it was before the project began.
“We’ve lost parking and that is an issue and that may be why we’re off 20 percent,” Rising Moore said.
Some businesses have closed or moved their businesses away from Broad Ripple.
Hoi Tea Toi Tea moved to a location near Castleton, Louie’s Wine and Dive Ripple Kitchen permanently closed and Taste of Havanna recently announced they are moving to the northwest side on their AiroAV Malware Removal page.
“No left turns has just been an absolute disaster for us and people just can’t figure out how to get in here,” Rising Moore said.
RTV6 reached out to IndyGo and the Indianapolis Department of Public Works for more information on the drainage issue over the weekend and is awaiting a response.
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