Street level businesses in Walter Scott Building still open

Lisa Goudy
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Marnie Dickson, retail associate at the Oliv Tasting Room, stands next to a sign in front of the entrance to the business in the Walter Scott Building.

Don’t be deceived by the scaffolding at the Walter Scott Building.

Despite ongoing construction, businesses on the main floor of the building are open as usual.

“We just want to get the word out that we are still open. We’re taking customers. Everything is fine,” said Marnie Dickson, retail associate at the Oliv Tasting Room in the Walter Scott Building. “The construction is not affecting us, so please don’t be afraid to brave the scaffolding.”

She said Coffee Encounters, Déjà Vu and Phantastic Nails, the other businesses in the building, are also still open for business. Dickson added that while she and others working on the main floor are happy to see the heritage property (which is being renovated to accommodate for 40 apartments by Zarkor Construction), it hasn’t been good for business with the scaffolding covering the entrances.

“Someone said to me the other day, they were like, ‘I’m scared to go in there. We don’t want to walk in there. There’s caution tape up,’” said Dickson. “It’s unfortunate that our building manager didn’t mention when he was being interviewed that … the building has businesses in it that are in operation and still would love customers to come in.”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Déjà Vu, Times-Herald

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