East 5th Street closed for Town Creek Culvert project

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This lively part of Uptown Greenville is now the temporary home to a $33 million revitalization project.

“We started at the Town Common we’ve crossed over First Street, we have crossed Third Street, we crossed Fourth…Fourth reopened last week, Fifth Street is now closing,” said PIO Brock Letchworth.

But while the project is much needed to combat flooding, the City is not denying the impact of the 30-month process.

Small business owners are part of that group.

“They look to mitigate the effects of these closures which will be several months long by of course staying ahead of the curve and understanding these impacts are coming,” said Uptown Greenville President CEO Bianca Shoneman.

For this popular spot, business owner Bret Oliverio said he is confident in his clientele.

“I think people regardless of the detour will find their way here,” said SupDogs owner Oliverio.

But he does have concerns.

“We just built this beautiful rooftop and now it’s overlooking a construction zone, so its, not the best, but we are lucky it’s temporary,” said Oliverio.

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