What’s the most important thing a downtown area needs to be successful?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 13, 2016

“I think not only getting customers to come down all the time, but an association of merchants working together, working so well and supporting each other.”

“It's a combination of environment, people and the kind of stores you have to bring people in. I don't think it's just one thing.”

“The taste of the city. One of the main reasons I moved to Lawrence is what Lawrence is.”

“A good variety of shops and activities to do. It keeps people here, keeps people happy.”

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