KC businesses worry as streetcar construction slows traffic

As orange cones and detour signs proliferate along the two-mile stretch of Kansas City streets that will eventually house the city’s streetcar line, some downtown businesses worry whether they’ll be able survive the slowdown in customers caused by the construction project.

Businesses that hoped to attract new patrons during the holidays are now trying to hang on to their loyal clientele. They say they knew the streetcar construction would be inconvenient, but the reality of it is worse than the city originally described.

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