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Canal Park Businesses Feel the Impacts of Fall Storms

Taylor Holt
Updated: October 10, 2018 08:08 PM

Several businesses have had to shut their doors because of flooding concerns after storms swept through the Twin Ports. 

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Little Angies, and Vikre are among the businesses in Canal Park that have had to close. Business owners tell Eyewitness News that the Paulucci Building has some significant flooding in their basement.

Early Wednesday, Eyewitness News spoke with a couple of businesses inside the DeWitt-Seitz Building, where thier basement has also flooded. However, just about every business was still open there. The owner at the Lake Avenue Restuarant says they're pretty used to having some flooding during storms but that it has affected business. Mark Swenson says the calls having been coming in all day to see if they would be open. 

"Everybody thinks that all of Canal Park is closed because parts are closed up and who wants to come down when it's this awful out," said Swenson. "I know what the Paulucci Building is likem and what Grandma's are like every year when this happens so they are probably a little deep right now."

As of Wednesday afternoon, Swenson says people were working on sump pumping out the basement.The owner at Amazing Grace says they were actually pretty busy all morning with people coming down to look at the waves and other damage in the area. The owner told us in the past, they haven't had much trouble with flooding and that it's weird to be a basement restaurant and to be dry right now. 

Officers were also in Canal Park continuing to direct traffic because there were still people coming down despite the weather.
 

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