Following 36 years of giving wigs and high-design accomplices to a portion of the best dressed individuals in Pine Bluff, Young Lee, proprietor of Fashion Wigs at 323 S. Fundamental St. in downtown Pine Bluff, is shutting her entryways for good before the year’s over.
Following 36 years of giving wigs and high-mold accomplices to a portion of the best dressed individuals in Pine Bluff, Young Lee, proprietor of Fashion Wigs at 323 S. Primary St. in downtown Pine Bluff, is shutting her entryways for good before the year’s over. Lee said the fundamental purpose for her choice is the continuous devastation take a shot at Main Street close to her shop. The road has been closed off in the vicinity of Fourth and Fifth roads for a considerable length of time as work to expel trash from a few crumbled structures proceeds.
Danny Bradshaw, proprietor of Mr. Block Antique Brick Buy and Sell, claims four structures on the east side of the 400 square of Main Street and is annihilating them and recovering the block.
Lee said the wreckage and activity reroute has harmed her business in the course of recent months.
“A considerable lot of my clients would prefer not to manage the labyrinth it takes to get to my store,” Lee said. “I adore working and my clients. This is dismal for me, yet there is nothing I can do about it.”
At the April 4 meeting, the Pine Bluff City Council voted down a proposed determination that would have set a due date for the Main Street cleanup venture. Magistrate Glen Brown Sr. said at the gathering that “squeezing and pushing (Bradshaw) to have a due date will cause a few issues with wellbeing and security.”
There is another statute, to be perused for the third time at the April 18 meeting, which would manage setting up timetables for future decimation ventures. Councilman Steven Mays said that setting up rules involves open security to help different organizations attempting to get built up downtown. Mays bolstered the fizzled determination that would have set a June 30 due date for Bradshaw’s decimation.
Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth has said the work Bradshaw is doing is sparing the city around $500,000. She has said she would like to give Bradshaw additional time as opposed to have citizens take care of everything.
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Dee Herring-Gatlin, who chairs the Pine Bluff Historic District Commission, is working with Bradshaw on the demolition projects. She estimates that Main Street should be cleared of debris and reopened by mid-May. Meanwhile, Lee is left looking at mounds of ruble stacked in the middle of Main Street.
“It’s a big mess, and it seems like it’s never going away,” she said, adding that if the street is cleared and downtown sees some aesthetic improvements, the store might remain open.
“I would have to think about it, because I will be 65 in May and it’s time for me to retire,” Lee said.
On Friday afternoon, Jenny Washington of Pine Bluff made her way to Lee’s store to look for a new hat for Sunday church. She said the mess downtown has her worried that new businesses won’t want to relocate to the city.
“Look around,” she said, pointing to the signs noting the street is closed. “Who would want to be a part of this mess? I don’t blame Miss Lee for leaving. Everyone that can get out is probably going to follow her.”