ATLANTA — Business is back for a busy stretch of Midtown Atlanta after roads reopened more than a week after a crane collapsed on a construction site.
The collapse killed business for many restaurants, bars, barber shops and more.
Channel 2′s Justin Carter visited the American Haircuts Shop where the owners said they are happy to be back after losing out on money this past week.
“Two clients is a lot of money,” owner Donald Scott explained. “So we lost a few bucks.”
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Across the street from Scott’s shop, more than 1,000 people had to be evacuated from the Tens on West Apartments after part of a crane collapsed at a highrise under construction. Fire officials deemed the building too dangerous for people to stay.
“It’s been crazy because most of our clients come from those apartments,” Scott said.
He says six clients canceled on Monday alone.
“It makes a lot of confusion when anything happens right here,” Scott said.
Barber Brian Boster says he’s still recovering from business loss after a mass shooting earlier this month at Northside Hospital down the street.
“As long as anything else doesn’t happen, I think business is coming back to life,” Boster said.
After Spring St. and W. Peachtree St. opened back up last night, Boster said he could see the difference on Wednesday morning.
“They didn’t know if we were open or not, they just came to the area, parked elsewhere and came to the shop…We still want people to come here and we’re still open,” he said.
A ramen restaurant that has been closed for several days has also reopened.
Carter noticed that traffic in the area was light because people still are not sure if the roads have reopened.
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