The hustle and bustle during Erev Shabbos on Crown Heights’ Kingston Avenue is expected to ease off, thanks to a local store owner.
Levi Gombo, owner of Gombo’s Heimishe Bakery, told COLlive.com that he has met with two New York city officials who are supervising the construction and rehabilitation project.
“I told them that we are losing customers when no parking is allowed in front of our stores,” Gombo said. “They came back after 2 hours and said they will be allowing legal parking on Fridays.”
According to Gombo, parking will be permitted on Kingston from Empire Boulevard until the alley way near Weinstein’s Hardware store.
Construction on the main avenue in the neighborhood, planned to take over 2 years, was not received well by all, although city deemed it crucial to the infrastructure.
“There is no doubt that people didn’t come in to stores because there was no parking,” Gombo said, joining the concerns voiced by store owners before the project began.
Work on Kingston is now being done between Eastern Parkway and Union Street. No Parking signs were reportedly removed Thursday and the temporary construction signs are expected to be covered early Friday morning.