SPENCERPORT, N.Y. — Companies in downtown Spencerport are relieved to see the Spencerport Canal Bridge reopened after it was closed for greater than a yr.
Texas BBQ Joint has had it justifiable share of struggles this yr.
“It is undoubtedly slowed down so much,” stated Grace Lane, who works at Texas BBQ Joint.
Grandpa Sam’s Italian Kitchen simply down the road discovered itself in the same state of affairs.
“We simply hope this complete COVID factor goes away as fast because it acquired right here,” stated Vincent Alonci, who’s the co-owner of Grandpa Sam’s Kitchen.
These companies are feeling the sting of COVID-19, however the closure of the canal bridge that goes via the center of the village hasn’t helped.
The excellent news is that for the primary time since July 2019, site visitors is ready to move via city once more.
Lane believes enterprise is about to select up.
“It is simply the fixed influx of individuals. It brings the restaurant a little bit extra to life and all of us form of miss having the busy ambiance round right here and having folks stroll by outdoors and with extra site visitors, it offers the restaurant extra character,” Lane defined.
Vincent and Rose Alonci are grateful for everybody who had supported them whereas the bridge was closed, which allowed them to remain in enterprise.
“Hopefully, enterprise will decide up extra and hopefully COVID shall be gone subsequent yr and we will return to enterprise,” stated Rose, who additionally co-owns Grandpa Sam’s Italian Kitchen.
“Not just for us, however for all the companies within the space, as a result of a whole lot of them have suffered huge time, extra so than us. I might identical to to see everyone come again to the place they had been,” added Vincent.