Subway station closures on Zerega, Buhre avenues affect sales at local businesses

The closures at stations on Zerega and Buhre

The closures at stations on Zerega and Buhre avenues began Saturday at 12:01 a.m. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

THE BRONX - In the wake of 6 train station closures, not only will commuters have to change their routines, but local business are expected to take a hit, as well.

The closures at stations on Zerega and Buhre avenues began Saturday at 12:01 a.m. It is all part of an ongoing $109 million renewal program from the MTA.

Although commuters may welcome these changes, business owners say they have already noticed a drop in foot traffic in their stores.

One store employee says he has seen a sharp decline in business since the closure, and is unsure of how well the store will do in the future.

The station closures are expected to last through February 2015. A total of five stations are slated to be renovated.

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