1. Greenfield’s Downtown Gaining Momentum

    Greenfield’s Downtown Gaining Momentum

    Greenfield Mayor William Martin acknowledged that it isn’t exactly a scientific measure of either his downtown’s vibrancy or the efficiency of his long-term strategic plan for the central business district. But it certainly works for him. He’s being told there’s a parking problem downtown. Actually, he’s been told that for some time. Until recently, the commentary involved the east end of that district by Town Hall, and the chorus was so loud and so persistent that the community is now building a 272-lot parking garage in that area, due to open in the fall.

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    1. We've focused on small businesses that we can bring in, and we've worked a lot to build up the creative economy; our downtown, like many downtowns, looks a lot different now than it did 10 years ago.
    2. I consider that a tradition and also a responsibility.
    3. There are 13 different ethnic restaurants, there's some really good bars, several places for live music that weren't here just a few years ago, and art galleries.
    4. It's a beautiful area, and real estate is quite affordable compared to much of the rest of the state.
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