By: Kate Pabich
Struggling to stay afloat, one QC business is hit hard by road construction. Even though the bulldozers are gone, the effects are lingering.
Here at the Boat House restaurant in Davenport, booths are still empty even after River Drive has opened back up.
The bait is out but owners, Mark Klundt says, the fish just aren't biting.
"It's been terrible, probably the worst year we've ever had."
The Boat House had a rough summer. River Drive was closed for construction, and the only way to get through was to pull up and ask crews to let you in.
The nautical restaurant assumed business would bounce right back as soon as the orange cones disappeared but owners, say they're still waiting.
"You get used to going someplace and when you can't get to it for months you're going to be going somewhere else."
They say folks must have either found a new favorite, or don't know the road has been open since September, but no matter how rough things get, they say they'll make sure The Boat House doesn't sink.
"It hasn't been a good winter for us and obviously last summer was horrible but we've done this long enough to know what we need to do to make it through."
Owners say they're hoping warm weather will bring with it lots of business.