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Apr 10, 2012 4:58 PM

Downtown businesses react to streetcar construction

TUCSON - The Modern Streetcar Project has cleared several streets in Downtown Tucson for construction over the next week. While one Downtown business took advantage of the empty streets to hold their "morning huddle" outside, another business made their less-than-favorable opinion of the project clear.

MEB Management, located on Congress Street, typically holds a huddle each morning to discuss goals for the day.

"We thought, why not go out into the street; there are no cars, and this will be the very last time Congress Street will look like this," states office coordinator Sharon Stewart. "It was fun to change up the morning routine, and also to freak out the construction workers, as they thought, ‘what now!, more protestors?!' They let us finish out meeting, then ran us off the street."

Another business on Congress Street, The Screening Room, took advantage of their marquee to express their opinions on the Modern Streetcar project. The theater's marquee reads: "A Streetcar Named Disaster - A Summer Block Buster."

Congress St. was shut down today between Toole Ave. and Stone Ave. This section of the road will be closed to traffic for 24 hours per day for roughly four and a half months.

For complete information on the Modern Streetcar construction, including maps of closures and detours, visit:

http://www.tucsonstreetcar.com/

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