Bridge Reopening Benefits Area Business

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

WAYNESBORO, Va.-- A business owner in Waynesboro has noticed an increase in traffic since the Broad street bridge reopened.

The bridge closure forced customers to take a detour to go into businesses, such as McCoy's Furniture.

The bridge was closed for almost nine months due to construction.
During this time, McCoy's Funiture tried to attract more customers with deals.

McCoy's Furniture owner Pete McCoy also launched an advertising campaign called " Save Our Store" during the construction. On Saturday, he started removing some of the signs with relief.

" We didn't know if people would make the effort to get to us and obviously was a serious situation for us and people understood that and they came out and supported us so we are very thankful. We are thankful to have made it. It has been 10 long, hard months," said McCoy.

McCoy plans to host a bridge reopening party.


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