SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Some businesses on Little Main Street in Summerville are upset that town representatives plan to shut down the street entirely during part of its peak tourism season.
Hutchinson Park is lined with beautiful oak trees and landscaping but, as Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson explained, the town has been talking about sprucing things up at the park for more than four years.
During these renovations, the town plans to shut down Little Main Street from July 16 through Oct. 1 in the latest draft of the plans.
Dunning also said certain aspects need to be organized before the construction starts.
Summerville is finishing phases two, three, and four simultaneously for renovations at Hutchinson Park.
These phases will add lighting, a fountain, park benches, and a repaved Little Main Street, among other improvements.
Locals, like Janet McCarthy, think shutting down Little Main Street during this time will damage businesses.