I made the mistake of coming up town today, much later than usual. Still very busy, & almost as many children ( teenagers) milling around Bell Street where the Italian deli is, as before the pandemic. I thought the school would keep them in. I had to walk down the road in the traffic to avoid the non mask wearing, non socially distanced groups. Market Street was choked with traffic again, and we’ve just read that they’ve decided not to pedestrianise it after all.
This is how the Criterion and the cafe next door have dealt with a lack of indoor space, they’ve taken over the parking spaces in front of the properties. I should imagine they must be paying a fortune for it. I didn’t go in, Tad will want to show support soon I think.