"Been here for 17 years," said Willbert Bennett, owner of the barber shop.
"I wish they would compensate for all this loss. We need some compensation," Bennett said.
The street outside his business has had its share of repairs, but nothing this extreme.
This week construction closed the road but his business remained open.
"Oh I'll walk a block or two to make my money," Bennett said.
Construction on the River District Project is the culprit.
It's a plan to revive downtown by widening sidewalks, rebuilding roads and sprucing up buildings making the area more pedestrian friendly.
Getting to that point is painful.
In the meantime it's costing businesses parking spots too.
"We've put ads on Facebook, let them know what's going on, where they can park," said Robin Doss, manager at 316 Cibo on Main Street.
The project started last summer, since then heavy machinery outside the restaurant hasn't become less messy.
"We've had the mud, we've had the dirt. Two days ago we had them sawing on the sidewalks and there was dust going everywhere," Doss said.
This portion of the project is expected to be finished this fall.