Some Boston enterprise homeowners, involved that election-related protests or celebrations may get out of hand this week, are boarding up their retailer fronts alongside Newbury and Boylston Streets.
Raj Dhanda has owned Neena’s Lighting, a high-end lighting fixture showroom on Boylston Road, for 20 years. Dhanda stated Boston Police advised him that further police can be available in Again Bay after the election, however after struggling property injury following the protests in opposition to police brutality that swept the town on Could 31, he stated he’s contemplating boarding up his storefront and different enterprise properties he owns in Boston.
“I’m involved, as any businessperson on these streets can be involved, however the query is: Do I actually need to go that far, or may I belief police to handle the crowds a little bit bit higher?” Dhanda stated.
Lou Falzarano, proprietor of Boston Board Up, stated he has boarded up over a dozen companies with plywood over the past three weeks. He added that he is getting a number of calls an hour from different companies.
“They’re asking us to cowl the home windows or construct non permanent partitions in entrance of the glass panels to hopefully scale back any damages which may happen,” Falzarano stated.
Falzarano is a licensed builder who started his enterprise 20 years in the past. Usually, he stated, they work with owners who’ve suffered a hearth and damaged glass. He stated he has acquired a excessive name quantity in search of his companies within the days main as much as the election, however he needs the work wasn’t vital.
“Sort of saddens us to must do stuff like this. Some folks say it’s good for enterprise and it may be good for the underside line, nevertheless it’s probably not good for enterprise to be doing one of these stuff.”
The Boston Police Division stated it plans on having “acceptable assets” on-hand and can monitor developments.