Deep Ellum Shop Owners Say Barriers Are Bad for Business – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Barriers will be up again Friday and Saturday nights, closing some streets in Deep Ellum. 

It’s a Dallas police response to recent violence and to traffic and visitors from the State Fair of Texas.

But some businesspeople complain that street closures are very bad for business as they try to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bucky Moonshines restaurant and bar is in a stretch of Elm Street that was closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night last weekend.

“We won’t survive and I bet there’ll be 10 businesses closed in six months if they kept it this way,” Bucky Moonshines owner Ivan Pugh said.

He closed the business an additional day in the past week to save money after the losses from last weekend. Pugh said more than a dozen of his employees quit with so few customers.

“They said we just can’t make any money. And they’re gone. They’re going to go to a neighborhood that the police aren’t closing the neighborhood…

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