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Broad Ripple business owners still feeling effects of IndyGo Red Line construction

Posted at 9:56 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 23:35:46-04

BROAD RIPPLE — Some businesses in Broad Ripple say they are still feeling the effects of IndyGo's Red Line construction.

Rick Rising-Moore, who has been the owner of the Aristocrat Pub and Restaurant on College Avenue since the 1980s, he says there have been drainage issues near his business since the Red Line construction was completed.

Several feet of the curb were removed during construction and Rising-Moore says customers are getting soaked.

Rising-Moore also says business has picked up since the construction ended, but it's not back to where it was before the project began.

"We’ve lost parking and that is an issue and that may be why we’re off 20 percent," Rising-Moore said.

Some businesses recently closed or moved away from Broad Ripple.

Hoi Tea Toi Tea moved to a location near Castleton, Louie's Wine and Dive Ripple Kitchen permanently closed and the owners of Taste of Havanna recently announced they are moving to the northwest side on their business Facebook page.

"No left turns has just been an absolute disaster for us and people just can’t figure out how to get in here," Rising-Moore said.

RTV6 reached out to IndyGo and the Indianapolis Department of Public Works for more information on the drainage issue over the weekend and is awaiting a response.