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Barstow St. businesses handling reconstruction project

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Four weeks of road construction are now in the books, and businesses on South Barstow Street in Eau Claire have more than one reason to celebrate.

This week marks National Small Business Week. Shops, salons, and storefronts along Barstow have been working around construction cones to keep customers coming in. Despite the lack of vehicle traffic, businesses we spoke to say the road work hasn't brought the negative impact they were preparing for.

"We have been pleasantly surprised at how business has been the same or maybe even increased. Foot traffic has actually been pretty good. A lot of people are stopping downtown just to check it out," said Nicole Kuhnert, Nicole's Downtown Salon and Spa Owner.

Tangled up in hue is one business that says they have seen a slowdown in business, but were expecting a dip due to the roadwork. Construction is scheduled to wrap up in August.

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