The busy tourism season is about to get underway in Coeur d'Alene, but businesses have to get through construction season first. It's not an easy task for some shop owners along Sherman Avenue and Front Street.
"We're losing the through traffic, so we're going to lose the visual exposure," Sandra Gunn said.
Gunn owns the�Coeur d'Alene Olive Oil Company on South 4th Street.�She says the McEuen Field construction and customers, mix like, well, oil and water.
"They're not happy, they're kind of complaining a little bit," she said.
Gunn's turned to delivering her oil to loyal clients.
Her friend and business neighbor, Marie Widmyer, has turned to selling clothes outside. The window shoppers don't exist, because they can't walk by her windows.
"We just look to the end and wait for it to be done and get past it, and just think of fun ideas," Widmyer said.
The two business owners say everyone they've talked�with expects a drop in sales of 20-30 percent. One reason,�it's a little more difficult than telling customers to simply take a left on 4th Street.