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Businesses want change in Cooper Court

Posted at 10:54 PM, Nov 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-22 00:54:46-05
After not ticketing the homeless in Cooper Court for nearly six months, police say that need to change, and soon.
 
Nearby business owners say the situation has been keeping customers away, saying many people feel uncomfortable going into the area.
 
Some don't feel like ticketing is the solution, there needs to be more long term outlook rather than just making them move again. 
 
"They did just kind of move from one spot to another. But they have stayed in this general vicinity so it's been a little tough as far as the business goes. They really haven't moved out of the area," said Tyler Moyer, co-owner of Crossfit Refinery.
 
He said he believes if the homeless weren't there, it would encourage more businesses to set up shop in that area of town.