“LAKEVIEW — It has been almost a year since water main construction began on North Broadway, and although businesses are welcoming the news that major construction will be completed this week, it’s hard to be totally happy.
“The good news is you don’t have to do a water main for another 100 years,” said Maureen Martino, executive director of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce. “The bad news is some of our businesses are really suffering. They’re hoping the community comes out and supports them moving forward so they can try to recuperate some of their losses.”
The chamber is organizing an event from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 11 called Come Back to Broadway in an effort to encourage shoppers who were deterred by the construction to support Broadway businesses.
The event will open with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. on the corner of Broadway and Melrose, and until 8 p.m. shops and restaurants from Belmont to Grace will offer special deals and promotions while live music will fill the streets. Details on the deals can be found on the chamber’s website.”