I guess I assumed that I was making a video about how hard it was to be in business on the coast during the Devil’s Slide closure. And, to be sure, I found a lot of that among business owners–everything from stoic resignation to bitter frustration.
But I also found, to my surprise, that some businesses were doing well. Some very well, though they were careful to avoid gloating. It seems residents who used to shop over the hill were now shopping locally. And some locals were changing their lifestyles and needed new gear and support.
Road Closed, a series of videos looking back at the Devil’s Slide closure of 2006, will appear every Monday and Thursday from today until August 2nd. This, the fourth installment of the series, first appeared in Coastsider.
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Video by Darin Boville