The closures have been great for our business. It is only because of the street closures last summer that we were able to stay in business. We really hope the weekends of "No Cars on Main" will continue permanently, weather-permitting, of course.
As awful as this pandemic has been, good has come out of it through the weekend street closures. They have totally revitalized the town. Everyone should come out to experience it. It feels like being in Europe. Our city is alive again with people. And that has been great for business.
It has been wonderful, not just for the businesses that have been suffering during the pandemic, but for everyone. For me, it is all about the community spirit. I love seeing families out with their kids and dogs, playing and bicycling and scootering and dancing, right in the middle of the street.
We are doing so well because of it, as we've been able to expand our dining area into the street. I am so happy that so many people are able to enjoy our outdoor dining and are so willing to be able to patronize our business this way.
Flower shop owner
The weekend closures have enabled so many more people to dine and walk and shop downtown. It has helped the business. More people out on Main Street is always good.
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