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Attention Called to Hole in Downtown Sidewalk

(La Porte, IN) - A downtown La Porte business owner is calling for a hole in a sidewalk to be fixed.


At last night’s La Porte City Council meeting, Dean White said the hole at Lincolnway and Monroe Street is about two feet wide and just over three inches deep.


White said the hole in the paving brick sidewalk was created when a decorative light post was replaced with a smaller post. He said the 4 Seasons Asian Fusion restaurant is in the path of the hole, and he doesn’t want his customers or any other pedestrians getting hurt.


“This is a definite fall and injury hazard for any and all pedestrians visiting the businesses located in the area,” White said.

White said he was told the hole would be repaired in the spring, but he urged the council to have it fixed now, claiming the city would be liable for any harm to a pedestrian caused by the hole.

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