“Wander through downtown commercial districts in Connecticut and it’s quickly evident that without office workers, summer festivals, bars, music and arts venues and because of severely curtailed leisure and business travel, these downtown hubs have fallen into steep declines. Many downtown businesses such as small, independent restaurants and mom and pop retailers operate on razor-thin financial margins. Combine this with the fact that some business analysts predict work-from-home arrangements are likely to continue into the foreseeable future, and the logical conclusion is that post-pandemic recovery will be more challenging for urban commercial districts than for wealthier, suburban neighborhoods. ” — The Day

But the Editorial Board gives some hope to struggling urban centers — read more here: Downtown Survival and Revival – The Day Editorial Board