Indiana Brewer Says Bridge Closure A Chance for Hoosiers to Visit Local Businesses

by Gabe Bullard on September 12, 2011

A New Albany business owner says the Sherman Minton Bridge’s closure has given him a better chance to connect with Hoosier customers.

Roger Baylor is co-owner of the New Albanian Brewing Company, which has two restaurants in the city. He says he’s not worried about losing business in the short term while New Albany’s connection to Louisville is severed.

“When you’re already a destination business and you’re already a niche business and people already know what you are and what to look for, the ones who are into it will still come,” he says. “But I think it’s a good opportunity for us in New Albany to make sure everybody on our side of the river knows we’re here.”

Baylor says he’s talking with his fellow New Albany business owners to determine a long-term plan to adjust to the bridge closure.

To see the traffic plan for the bridge closure, click here.

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