Booming business for Fourth Avenue merchants
Reporter: Simone Del Rosario
We've been here 6.5 years now. We're family owned and operated, just my wife and I,” said Bob Hyde, owner of Tucson Artistic Gifts. “The street fair accounts for about 20 to 25 percent of our sales for the entire year directly, and even more when you think about the people who get exposed to the shop during the street fair.”
This week marks a year since construction started downtown, so Nine On Your Side’s Simone Del Rosario asked the
“Is there something specifically special about this street fair considering all the construction the businesses have been going through with these rail lines going in?” Del Rosario asked.
“The special thing is: There's no construction on
And local business owners have been looking forward to the unveiling.
“The construction has definitely hurt us,” said Chrissy Burgstaler, co-owner of How Sweet It Was. “I think a lot of the public is still under the assumption that it's still torn up down here, which it's not, so this is a nice opportunity to show people, ‘Hey, we got it together again.”