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Revitalization project hurting New Albany business

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The New Albany Main Street revitalization project has begun.

The purpose of the project is to make Main Street safer for pedestrians and bring in new businesses. But for some of the businesses owners already there, it’s been a headache.

Christian Johnson is the owner of the “Odd Shop” right on Main Street.

Johnson said she’s looking forward to the end of the project. Not only to see the final result, but because she said the project is hurting her business.

“Now that we’re in the midst of it, we’re kind of just trying to reassess and start putting more stuff online during the times that people can’t walk to the shop,” Johnson said. “It’s cut down on our foot traffic.”

Johnson said work started a few months ago when water lines and other infrastructure were replaced.

Now work on the street is being done, and the shop is feeling the effects.

“I’ve looked back and compared other years and…

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