Thursday, March 28, 2019

To fill empty storefronts, state offers a carrot while Boston mulls a stick

Boston Business Journal
Even with the state economy going strong, Massachusetts cities and towns are grappling with vacant storefronts in their business districts. The properties aren’t just untapped real estate. They can make an entire neighborhood less attractive to visit, hurting those businesses that are in operation.

To fight the problem, Massachusetts and Boston officials are each looking at different approaches, one a carrot and the other a stick.. . . more