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After a flood and a pandemic, Montpelier businesses continue to struggle

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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This story by Phil Dodd was first published by The Montpelier Bridge on April 16. Downtown Montpelier businesses that survived the pandemic and the flood have been facing a continuing aftershock from both catastrophes: a decline in foot traffic that is being attributed to remote work, a closed hotel and post office, and fewer open businesses. “This is a huge concern,” said Katie Trautz, executive director of Montpelier Alive. “Since COVID and then the flood, Montpelier has experienced quite a decrease in visitors to shops and especially restaurants and cafes....

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