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no problem getting a table at La Fiesta Restaurant in Maumee. Business is slow
inside the place, just like the traffic creeping along outside on Conant
Friday. 5:00. Usually we got at least 20 tables filled, but now we've only got
four or five," said owner Carlos Fuente.
it's been that way since March. Conant Street is in the middle of a $3 million
repaving project stretching from the Anthony Wayne Trail to the Ohio Turnpike.
are being added, as well as barrier islands.
says he feels as though he's trapped on an island secluded from customers. Business
is off 40 percent.
really good news if you have to pay rent, pay for power, pay the employees and
not get enough business," he said.
project was supposed to be wrapped up next week. Word from the City of Maumee
is that the date has been pushed back until the end of July.
say the project was slowed by rainy April weather. In addition, contractors ran
into some utility issues.
says Maumee needs to put some pressure on the contractor to finish the project.
never know when you're going to get busy because sometimes when they're working
here and there's only four guys working on the whole road, you can't get
anything done with four guys on construction," he said.
it's finished, Conant Street will resemble a parking lot at times while Fuente
waits for customers to pull into his.