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Life’s gone out of Nelson Street

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Life’s gone out of Nelson Street

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NELSON STREET was once a hectic district in spite of its reputation for the seamier side of life.

Today, it is a street that is barely bustling except on weekends, said some residents and business owners.

Its better days are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the SATURDAY SUN found out when a team spent some time in the street which once fed on a bustling nightlife and adult entertainment.

Patrick O’Neal, who works seven days a week “including Sundays” at the barber shop which he shares with his son, said business was slow. He has been operating from that location since 1975 and said business had been slow for a while.

Still, he was managing to keep his doors open.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.