BOSTON (CBS) – A lot of Boston nonetheless has that ominous look of uncertainty. Whereas some companies have lastly taken the plywood off their home windows, many on Newbury Avenue, and in Downtown Crossing are nonetheless afraid to take it down a full week because the presidential election.
“I believe they could simply keep boarded up till there’s an especially definitive reply,” stated Emily Chan, as she walked by Zara. “However which may take some time, I don’t know. I hope it’s determined quickly so then we will transfer on.”
“I believe it’s simpler to depart them up, than take them down after which put them again up,” stated one other shopper.
“I really feel unhealthy that they’re spending the cash they should spend with a purpose to do that,” stated Lou Falzarano, who owns Boston Board Up. He says he eliminated some wooden from shops this week, however they’ve requested him to maintain the wooden on-hand in case they should rapidly put it again up. He says plywood costs have shot up three-fold attributable to demand in the course of the pandemic.
Despite the fact that his enterprise has been brisk, he says he’d relatively work on different initiatives. “I don’t actually really feel it’s good for our enterprise,” he stated. “This isn’t actually what we wish to be doing.”
Enterprise homeowners say the look of the boarded up home windows is driving prospects away at a time after they’re wanted most.