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LA MESA -- The annual Back to the '50s car show is the latest victim of the La Mesa Boulevard streetscape project.
John Vigil, executive director of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association, said construction on the section of the street between Spring and Fourth Streets will require that the Thursday night car gatherings will have to be put off for a year.
"You can't have a cruising show when you can't cruise the street,'' Vigil said.
Vigil said the merchants may add an antique car element to the annual Antique Street Faire this year, but the regular weekly shows just can be accommodated this year.
The car show has been a regular feature of summers in La Mesa for years now, but even last year, when only sections of the street were under construction, the barriers and sidewalk closings did make the event more difficult. This year construction is scheduled for areas that held the event music and announcement areas, Vigil noted.