DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The buzzing you normally hear inside the Cloak and Dagger tattoo parlor has been replaced by another sound.
One of construction and it's drowning out some of its business.
"We get a lot of walk in business from UD and that deters them to come down here when there's a giant bulldozer in front of your door," says Jeremy McGrady with Cloak and Dagger.
With their work in tattoos and piercings, those at Cloak and Dagger on Brown Street know all about leaving a mark.
But the torn up street outside their shop door is not good for the ink on arms or bottom lines.
"Normally I'll get a call saying they can't figure out how to even get to the parking lot or where they should park or where the entrance even is," McGrady says.
The roughly $4 million project will eventually make it easier to get around Brown Street by including a turn lane, bike lanes and new sidewalks.
But in the meantime anyone heading down there for lunch like Barbara Bauer ends up getting a side of struggle with their meal.
"It's pretty bad," Barbara says. "I wasn't sure if I could turn in this street or not."
Even walkers like Steve Donavan have to watch their step.
"I'm glad to see they're making some improvements," Steve says. "Of course you're going to have some messes while doing it."
But Barbara was able to make it back with her lunch and Steve found his way around the construction.
As for Cloak and Dagger, the traffic slow downs have given people a chance to take a second look at their business.
Soon they'll actually be able to get there.
"It's kind of bittersweet," McGrady says. "They see the building, see where it's at, but getting to the place itself is kind of a hassle."
2 NEWS spoke to Steve Finke with Dayton's Public Works Department about the construction.
He says it has been difficult at times to get around Brown Street, but that workers hope to have everything finished by the end of the year.
He thinks everyone will be pleased with the final result.
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