It's 'Back To Business' For Downtown Boston

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - People are back in downtown Boston in greater numbers than before the pandemic.

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District uses people counters that do not identify you to determine how many people are showing up downtown. And it isn't just the number of people showing up, there is a new pattern of consumer. The latest data shows pedestrian traffic is now heaviest between Wednesday and Saturday.

Anita Lauricella is a senior planner with the organization and says the data can help them advise businesses.

"We can tell the restaurants now particularly it's a little different than it was before, maybe you want to be open on a Saturday now, when four years ago it may not have made sense for you to be open." She said.

"Last week before the holiday was our best week in about two years." Lauricella said.

If you're looking for something to do this weekend there are a number of events happening in Downtown Boston.

The Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums will be playing Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The historic ensemble will roam Downtown while performing folk music representing the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. Locations include Summer Street Plaza, Old south Meeting House, Old City Hall, and Old State House.

There will also be a Classic Car Show on Saturday, running between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with cars ranging from vintage to modern on display along Summer Street. There will even be a 1978 Mercedes that was once owned by actor and recording artist James Darren.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) reports

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