Construction in Ste Anne de Bellevue nearly complete, in time for car show
It all started some five and a half years ago and now construction, including work on the main strip in Ste Anne de Bellevue, is just about finished, just in time for this weekend's annual car show.
Jim Beauchamp of Cunningham's Pub on Ste Anne's street says the big strip is ready for the big show this weekend, featuring at least 400 cars and organizers are expecting some 10-thousand people.
"Looks like the paving's been, almost kind of finished. Most of the sidewalks are in. It's getting there, it's, I'd say, it's 85, 90 per cent done", says Beauchamp.
Beauchamp adds business has dropped, but not by much.
"We've been aggressively promoting, aggressively going out there finding groups. We're 1.4 per cent down from September 1st to May 1st compared to last year. Yes, we seen a decline, 1.4 per cent, but to me that's not a very aggressive decline. That's maybe standard. I think the business standard right now is about 8 per cent down in restaurants and bars", adds Beauchamp.
Construction began with the highway 20 underpass, then a bridge project and then work on Ste Anne's street.