Shoreway Returns: Route Reopened

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- After being closed for nearly two weeks, the West Shoreway was reopened Saturday morning.

It was shut down for filming of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

Many west-side residents and business owners are rejoicing..

According to Ivan Schwartz with the Cleveland Film Commission, the roadway was expected be back open one minute after midnight, Saturday.

For many of the businesses on Clifton Boulevard, it couldn't come soon enough.

At the Clifton Martini and Wine Bar, the drastic cut in business has them a bit shaken.

"It's been devastating to our business, especially our early business and happy hour. Some of the local have come in and said they can't quite get here, even if they wanted to," bartender Oliver Sovol said.

A few doors down, at MoCa, little has been brewing since the Shoreway shutdown.

"It's has been extremely slow. Business has been down a good 50 percent," barista John Holyak said.

"A lot of the businesses down through here have all been hurting really bad. Everything from Constantinos, Pet-Tique the salons, everyone relies on the drive-by business," Holyak said.

They are looking forward to getting back to business, and getting their business back.

"We are very excited. It's going to be great to have our normal business back again," Sovol said.

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