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Businesses cope with street work
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Times photo: Brenda Steurer Construction crews are working to finish the streetscape on the north side of the Square. Business owners expect an extra two to three weeks for work to be done so the streetscape can be opened for their customers convenience. Steps poured last week did not meet with city leaders approval and were removed to make way for more safety-conscious access to stores.
MONROE - Businesses on the north side of the Square will endure another two to three weeks of construction."We've pulled together, like a family," said Kookaburra's owner Laura Winters.Retail store owners caught in the middle of 10th Street, between Amcore Bank and Monroe Medical Equipment, talk frequently, try to stay abreast of the construction situation and think more creatively, she said.

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