COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho-- The controversial McEuen Park renovation in Coeur d’Alene is officially underway.
The multi-million dollar project involves closing part of busy Front Avenue by Lake Coeur d’Alene. It means some parking spots will disappear because several roads are closed for construction.
Wiggetts Marketplace sits in the shadows of excavators and road closed signs. Owner Carolyn Berry said the construction was already impacting business. She said they’ve seen a decrease in customers due to the decrease in parking.
City leaders said they understand the construction will affect some businesses. They encourage people to make the effort and shop local during construction.