An alert and in-the-Christmas-mood “06880” reader ventured downtown yesterday.
Ready for some holiday shopping, he was surprised to see so many uncleared Main Street sidewalks, 2 days after Saturday’s snow.
It was piled high in front of vacated stores like Talbot’s and Kate Spade. There were also “half-hearted attempts” to clear the way in front of several open-for-business places. Nike and Papyrus are 2 that he singled out.
“Rather than being obsessed with parking shortages downtown, it seems the merchants should make clearing the walks a priority,” he says.
And, he adds — tongue in cheek? fist cocked? — “I know ‘06880’ has made a 2nd career out of bashing local businesses. So I want to make sure you’re on the lookout during today’s snow.”