ZEELAND, Mich. (WZZM) - The construction of a bar in Zeeland is responsible for an unexpected road block for city bus transportation. The bar known as Public has built an outdoor patio for its grand opening next month, but that's getting in the way of a popular bus stop.
Public Owner Lucas Grill says he didn't pay much attention to the bus stop.
"Honestly, It didn't cross my mind. As you could guess when you're opening a restaurant there a million things going through your head," says Grill.
The fenced in patio at Public forced the MAX Bus Service to close one of its most popular downtown stops.
"It is a safety issue. We do not want passengers standing near the curb or on the street where they might get hurt," says Sherri Cadeaux, spokeswoman for MAX Bus Service.
Some bus riders say the closure will be an inconvenience.
"I'm on disability, so the further I have to walk the harder it is on me," says bus rider Deborah Anderson.