Claremore Daily Progress


June 20, 2013

Businesses feel financial crush

J. M. Davis Boulevard construction has impacted several businesses



Sharp and Thomas encouraged the owners to put up more signage, although the city has no authority to help pay for the additional expense. The city will be assisting with directional signage, although they will not be able to provide personalized signage. 
“This is temporary and I encourage the public to go out of their way and support these business,” Thomas said.
Construction access is available on J.M. Davis although signs may appear to have completely closed the area, according to Hairston. Customer access is only closed to Quick Trip, she added. The alley way behind Make It Special and the Rusted Rabbit is open to provide additional access to customers.
Weaver has added construction sale signs to his business in an effort to bring in more customers.
Dost reminds customers that they can access Cotton Eyed Joes Barbeque on Archer Street, despite signs that say “closed to thru traffic”.
One of the frustrations is that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation failed to notify them of the pending closure, Wade Faust said. The lack of notification and six-month delay in the start of the project has increased the burden, according to Dost.

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