Emily DroobyFeb 8, 2018, 11:38 pmFeb 9, 2018, 6:10 pm

Stores in Leonia say out-of-town traffic ban hurts business

The ban closes off some residential side streets to rush hour traffic headed towards the George Washington Bridge


LEONIA — Business owners say that they have noticed a decrease in business since the borough's now-famous traffic ban went into place.

"They say, 'I'm not coming to Leonia,'" said Clara Cho, owner of Chic Shop.

Cho told FiOS1 News that customers have told her that they are afraid to drive through Leonia to get to her shop because of worries about receiving a ticket.

Several other businesses in the area also report decreased business since the traffic ban went into effect.

According to The Record, the losses of business prompted Mayor Judah Zeigle to send out a letter urging residents to spend money at local shops while the borough figures out the problem.

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