Wake-Up Call: State Street Businesses Watching The Bottom Line

May 4, 2017

Brown Street will be closed at River Road as part of the State Street reconstruction project in West Lafayette.
Credit Chris Morisse Vizza/WBAA Radio

This morning, WBAA's Wake-Up Call focuses on West Lafayette’s State Street reconstruction project and the effects of the extremely limited access to businesses along the street.

The owners of Von’s Dough Shack announced this week they’re permanently closing the business because customers are having a tough time getting to building.

Also this week, business owners learned the city will permanently close Brown Street will at River Road, eliminating a point of entry to stores near Wabash Landing.   

We asked West Lafayette Director of Development Erik Carlson, and Bev Shaw from the Quality of Life office, to explain the change at Brown Street, and what the city is doing to keep its merchants afloat while State Street is torn up.