1. Coronavirus and retail: After reopening on June 8, Thornes Marketplace in Northampton reports increased foot traffic

    Coronavirus and retail: After reopening on June 8, Thornes Marketplace in Northampton reports increased foot traffic

    Thornes Marketplace, Northampton’s cornerstone downtown shopping center, shut its doors in mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic ramped up in the U.S. and shortly before Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker issued an order closing all non-essential businesses.

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    1. I can't really overestimate the significance of this event on the small business owners we have in Thornes.
    2. We've revamped the way the store is laid out to promote social distancing.
    3. I just wanted to shop with somebody locally.
    4. We tried new, inventive ways to meet the customers.
    5. Thornes has done a lot to prepare for our opening, and we continue to stay educated and follow safety protocols.
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