More Information: Construction to Blame for Discount Dave's Closing
Owner Dave Sheets only gets a few customers a day due to construction on South Washington. Video by fox47news.comvideo
Construction in Lansing's REO Town has one business owner closing up shop.
Dave Sheets, owner of Discount Dave's, says he loses thousands of dollars a day in revenue, and has had to lay off half of his staff.
The two or three customers he gets a day, he adds, isn't enough to keep his store on South Washington open.
"How do businesses survive this kind of destruction to their neighborhood?" said Sheets. "I'm amazed there's not a program in place from the state, the city, somebody to help businesses like mine survive these things."
Dave is currently talking with a lawyer and is considering litigation for some sort of relief. Sheets is moving his store to a smaller location on Kalamazoo Street until construction is done.