Business On The Rise With Rest Area D...

Business On The Rise With Rest Area Decline

There are 3 comments on the WTVR Richmond story from Jul 29, 2009, titled Business On The Rise With Rest Area Decline. In it, WTVR Richmond reports that:

More people stopping at stores to use bathrooms. DINWIDDIE & CAROLINE COUNTIES - It's been just over a week since the Virginia Department of Transportation shutdown 18 rest areas across the state.

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ivnws4u

Fredericksburg, VA

#1 Aug 1, 2009
Some businesses are posting signs telling people that if you're not a customer you cannot use "the facilities."
The state in their infinite wisdom might have created more of a boondoggle then a 'bonus' for local businesses. Clogging parking lots with non-paying customers and more flushes with not enough sales could hurt smaller businesses who will see increased overhead costs. Won't really see difference until a couple months out. one week is not enough.
For truckers it's back to filling those water bottles with "mountain dew."
Ladysmithmomof2

Providence Forge, VA

#2 Aug 3, 2009
The traffic is already really bad at Carmel Church. Took my kids to Arbys on Saturday and it was terrible. Why don't the police do something about trucks and cars making left turns from a lane that is supposed to only go straight? The department of transportation and the county need to fix the traffic mess there.
My sister said that the manager posted a sign at McDonalds telling people that the bathrooms were for paying customers only.
Eric

Atlanta, GA

#3 Aug 3, 2009
Ladysmithmomof2, when you were at Arby's, I'm sure you noticed the construction going on at that intersection and across the street. That is all part of the road improvements they are making to "fix the traffic mess".

I hope that helps.
:)

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