Mary Frost of the Eagle reports that rumors, based on conversations between merchants with businesses in the arcade adjoining the entrance to the Clark Street subway station and MTA employees, are that the station may be closed for a full year while repairs are made to all three of the station’s frequently malfunctioning elevators. The elevators are the only practicable means of connecting street level to the platforms, as they lie ten stories below the surface. The merchants are understandably alarmed, as they depend on foot traffic to the subway from the Clark and Henry Street entrances for most, if not all, of their business. The Eagle has contacted the MTA, and has been told that it “would be issuing a statement within a couple of weeks on the project.”
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