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Gate 8 closure: 'I hope we can keep our business here'

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Businesses who chose locations due to proximity to gates will now feel a pinch. Businesses who chose locations due to proximity to gates will now feel a pinch.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Starting Monday, Gate 8 at the Redstone Arsenal on Goss Road will be closed every weekday for as long as furloughs are in effect.

Businesses nearby said they expect to be negatively affected. Some owners said they picked their location because of its proximity to the arsenal.

"We are hardworking, my wife and me," said Korean Super Market owner, Casey Shin. "Seven days a week, nonstop working. I don't know what kind of impact is coming. I hope we can keep our business here."

Shin said he will consider using promotions and sales to draw in business, but if he loses too much income, he may have no other choice but to move.

Redstone Arsenal officials ask for everyone to be patient.

"This is a very fluid situation – one that could change daily," said Colonel Bill Marks. "We ask everyone to be patient and we will do our best to get the correct information out in a timely manner."

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