Saving Main Street

Saving Main Street takes patience, but it's worth it say Neal Peirce.
January 20, 2004, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Main Streets, like big city downtowns, are calling cards to the world, often important for a whole ring of communities. They're the antithesis of the big box retail store -- constructed one month, open the next, easily vacant a few seasons later as the market shifts...[T]own history matters. And there can be a very real niche for community-based, smaller specialized stores, the places we know and are known when we go in. The rewards, for towns that care enough to nurture and patronize their own, can be immense."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Monday, January 19, 2004 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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