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Cassells Street business owner pleased with city response

'People are not calling to ask how to get to the store anymore'
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The city has added business signs in front of this barricade on High Street and Princess. Photo by Chris Dawson/BayToday.

Rob Collins says he is pleased with the action the city has taken to address his concerns. 

Last week, we told you about Collins who owns Ultimate Sportscards on Cassells Street.  

See related: Business owner frustrated with Cassells Street construction

Collins, who has been at that Cassells location for 15 years, was upset that the recent construction along the major corridor was impacting his business and the city was not helping by putting confusing detour signs which he felt did not lead customers to his store.

“I think the fact that they blocked all the roads off and they put local traffic only with big barricades so the people that are coming to the business they are calling and saying, ‘Rob I can’t get through, it says local traffic only,’” said Collins about the situation last week. 

However, the city has now moved signs onto the barricades on both High Street and Princess, and Fraser Street and Princess which lead to his store located on the corner of Cassells Street and Princess.  

“Ever since they moved the signs people have been coming,” noted Collins. 

“It is great to see people come together when needed.”  

He believes the BayToday story also helped draw attention to his situation. 

“People are not calling to ask how to get to the store anymore and a lot of people read the story and have come in and talked about it.”


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Chris Dawson has been with since 2004. He has provided up-to-the-minute sports coverage and has become a key member of the BayToday news team.
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