On my walk downtown Tuesday, I was surprised to see all these gates down at 10 a.m. on a business day.
Maybe people were open on the holiday and shut down today, but it certainly did not look inviting.
Some of the stores were vacant, or should I say many of the stores were vacant.
A few held pitches for new tenants. Many were Paramount properties acquired from the Pittis Estate.
This view was down Watchung Avenue toward the train station.
In all, it was a surprising sight in the central business district on a weekday. If anyone has any insight into why the downtown looks like this, please leave a comment.