Makeover for Hollywood’s Main Street

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Makeover for Hollywood’s Main Street has businesses anxious as winter season nears

The lunch hour on Monday was busy for Chocolada Bakery and Cafe: Customers sat inside the Hollywood Boulevard eatery snacking on dessert, some dined outside waiting on their mimosas and food, and others waited in line to order cakes.

But Tuesday was a different story. “Today was not the same,” owner Theodora Dayan said with a chuckle as she tried to figure out what made Monday different. “It’s unpredictable.”

For the past six months, construction in Hollywood along the city’s main downtown street, Hollywood Boulevard, has led to decreased foot traffic to eateries. The construction along the city’s dining and entertainment corridor is part of a makeover that began in May and won’t be complete as the winter tourist season begins.

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