The owner of Grace Goods says road construction on Dawes Road has caused a significant drop in her business.
“I would say 50%,” said owner Kristal Leaver.
Leaver opened up the shop in 2016. She says business was doing so well she’d planned on hiring an employee this fall, but then the construction began in August.
“It’s really frustrating,” said Leaver.
The county is adding a roundabout down the road from her shop, where she sells vintage and gift items.
“We used to get a lot of traffic from Mississippi and Grand Bay,” said Leaver.
Leaver says there’s no relief in sight, construction is slated to go on until February.