Williamsburg businesses: Train troubles hurt bottom line

Small business owners in Williamsburg are complaining that frequent weekend shutdowns of the L train are hurting their bottom line.

Michael Ayob, who owns Fornino Pizzeria on Bedford Avenue, says his revenue goes down tremendously on the weekends because of the train troubles.

Even well-known places like the Brooklyn Brewery say they lose a lot of customers who come from out of town.

Today, business owners from around the area met at Cubana Social with state Sen. Daniel Squadron and the local business improvement district to discuss potential solutions to address the community's needs.

Steve Hindy, the owner of Brooklyn Brewery, says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority should do track repair and other work overnight during the week so that weekend business is not lost.

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