Reopen Purchase Street
What’s frustrating about the shutdown of Purchase Street is how predictable the negative impact it has had on local businesses would be. Did anyone not think that closing the main artery of the village business district would be anything other than a calamity for our shops and stores?
Closing Purchase Street after 5 p.m. might have been a good idea; it might have stimulated foot traffic at Rye’s high-end restaurants without harming the other retail establishments which mainly attract customers in the daytime. But, this full-time “quarantine” is a disaster. It should be terminated immediately.
John E. Stafford