21 Jun, 2024

Ask Anthony helps couple whose business was hit by cars

After Ask Anthony featured the business owner, Joe Carlucci toured the property to see what kind of barriers could be installed to prevent future crashes.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Ask Anthony team is getting results after a Jacksonville business reached out with a problem they couldn’t solve.

William and Vicky Marcal help run their family company called “Duval Finest Countertops” on Emerson Street near Downtown Jacksonville. They moved into the building five years ago.

The Marcal siblings said cars have crashed into the building about six times in the past two years. They weren’t done repairing the building from the first accident, before another car crashed just a few weeks ago.

“The speeding is the main thing. They come so fast around the corner that they can’t control that one little curve and it’s causing them to hit the building every time,” explained Vicky Marcal.

After their story aired on First Coast Newsa Jacksonville City Councilman picked up the phone and called Anthony Austin.

“I’ve already talked to traffic engineering. I’ve already talked to a public works director. They are very open to coming out here with me next and looking at what the site allows for,” City Councilman

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There Are New Car Deals to Be Had This Memorial Day

  • For the past few years, new-car prices have obviously been climbing, so it’s nice to learn that there are some traditional Memorial Day deals out there this year.
  • With the pandemic fading away and the related supply-chain problems sorting themselves out, we’re back to perks like low financing offers and factory discounts.
  • The best deals available knock around 10 percent off the price of the car but don’t expect that kind of sale on everything on the lot.

For years, Memorial Day has been in the rotation for holidays that often come with deals at local car dealerships. It’s the start of summer, after all, and that means hitting the open road to experience construction and traffic jams in new places. After years of a pandemic and related supply-chain problems, there’s reason to wonder if new-car shoppers can expect exceptional discounts on a new set of wheels this weekend.

The good news for buyers is that there are a few signs that things are getting back to normal. How normal? A joint forecast from JD Power and LMC Automotive projects that new-vehicle retail sales for May 2023 will be 9.6 percent higher than May 2022, with almost 1.1 million sales

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