Firms in Rockland weigh in on City’s initiatives to improve business enterprise

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – It is not company as standard together the Midcoast.

Corporations are coming up with new, revolutionary ideas to make up for some of their missing opportunities around the summertime.

“I feel August has been much better than July, but continue to individuals are reporting currently being off you know, 50-60% of their standard enterprise,” claimed Tom Peaco, President of the Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce.

With big events like the Maine Lobster Pageant and the Camden Windjammer Festival cancelled, communities like Rockland have been seeking new ways to increase company.

“I definitely believe it is been a operate in development. I think total the town is performing a ton of excellent matters to support the downtown business enterprise local community,” stated Sierra Dietz, Owner of the Grasshopper Store.

The City of Rockland has tried using to enhance foot traffic, specifically here on Primary Street, by shutting down lanes and closing off parking. Firms in the location have varying viewpoints over the usefulness it is experienced.

“I assume traffic is relocating a tiny slower which I perspective as a favourable matter so that we do not just kind of have this race observe of vehicles driving by down Principal Street,” said Dietz.

Other individuals perspective the alterations as unsafe to company.

“I don’t imagine it is been that superior for the reason that there is no parking. Parking is a problem anyways,” said Glenn Lawrence, Owner of the Clan MacLaren.

“No, they’ve created it so much even worse. There’s just one lane. You can’t park listed here anymore. They’ve received all these barriers up. There’s heading to be a terrible accident out listed here one particular of these days,” stated Shari Winchenbach, who lives in Rockland.

Regional firms hope if tourism restrictions continue on to be comfortable, they’ll have just one very last strengthen in the drop.

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