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Collected Item: “A City Once Busy”

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A City Once Busy

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I once used to walk this street on my way to work at a restaurant. I always loved how busy it was, seeing the streets overcrowded with people who had places to be. When I lost my job because of the pandemic in March I had to go home for 7 months. At the beginning I think we all thought that things would have turned around by the time the leaves started to fall. When I came back, I went downtown to visit the restaurant I had once worked at. The restaurant was boarded up still and the streets were mostly empty, and I felt kind of empty too.

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#DePaulHST269 #Restaurant #Economy #Autumn #Unemployed

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Emilee Fischer

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