SAN FRANCISCO — Businesses in the area ofare feeling the effects of what looks to be a lengthy repair to the streets and sidewalks.
Union Street Coffee Roastery is facing tough times. On Wednesday afternoon, most of the tables in the cafe sat empty. Employee Rolando Moreno said business has slowed significantly due to the huge sinkhole that opened up at Fillmore and Green Streets after a 16-inch water main broke late Sunday evening, flooding some businesses.
Moreno pointed out the damaged area near the Union Street Coffee Roastery that is making it challenging for customers to access the business.
“This part over here in this corner is very damaged around here and people cannot come through. It’s very hard to walk, And it’s very hard for us. Customers are very slow right now,” he said.
On Tuesday,. One is on the sidewalk next to her shop, and one is in the middle of the street.
Union Street Coffee Roastery is one of several businesses impacted by the water main break. Work to repair the water main and the sinkhole the break closed several surrounding streets in the process.
Moreno shared that they are still dealing with the aftermath of the water main break, which caused significant flooding inside their store.
“We’re okay right now. But a couple of days ago, it was really hard because there was a lot of water that came inside the store. And we spent a lot of time cleaning it up, and there’s a lot of damage,” he explained.