The mud, sound of machinery, and construction signs make it appear like 41st Street, traveling west of Sertoma is closed. But, Cliff Avenue Greenhouse and the surrounding businesses want to clear up that perception.
"We're having a lot of phone calls asking if they can get through to our business," said manger Hayley Zeigler. "What we want the public to know is all these businesses along 41st Street will always have access to us all summer long and into the fall."
Cloie Schmidt was shopping for some indoor plants. She found out about the construction project on the news.
"I waited until a weekday to come out here because it would be easier to figure out how to get out here," she said.
Right now traffic merges to one lane on 41st. Once the school year ends, an access road will be installed for drivers.
That means Cliff Avenue's doors will always be open and sales will be possible. For a seasonal business, that's important for customers to know. Plus, spring is Cliff Avenue's busiest time.
"People are looking to plant their annuals, perennials, a vegetable garden, replace trees," said Zeigler. "It's a great time to plant. As soon as the weather starts breaking then everyone will have the itch to snoop around and plant something."