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Residents Say Damaged Church Hill Sidewalk Is Dangerous

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Richmond, VA—Business owners and residents in Church Hill say a damaged sidewalk is dangerous, and now, they are calling for the city of Richmond to repair it immediately.

Bakery owner David Rohrer says his customers must take a risk by walking on the crumbling sidewalk before they come into his business.

"It's definitely really dangerous; we get a lot of people with baby strollers and they can't even push their strollers over them. And I'm a bit of a klutz, so I've tripped a couple times myself."

Rohrer says he reported the sidewalk to the city of Richmond's "See, Click, Fix" website a week ago, but others in the area are betting it won't be fixed before summer's end.

"I had mentioned to the city, a formal call a few years ago, and nothing got followed up on it," says nearby bicycle shop owner Brett Eastman, "So that kinda got the bug buggin' me to maybe post another one to see if maybe we can get the ball rollin' on it."

Since he opened his shop over four years ago, the sidewalk has remained a damaged eyesore.

Unfortunately, the loose bricks were used to damage Eastman's business.

"It is kind of an issue with the loose bricks as well. With them being loose, our window was smashed about a year ago... Just from kids..."

Eastman and Rohrer are teaming up, hoping their combined efforts will spur the city into action.

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