problem is no one wants to even come to this town because of all the problems right on main street. They have tons of open space because businesses are suffering and not making it so they fold after losing everything.chicken and egg. More business means more revenue means more resources to clean up with. You try to clean up crime and all you have are empty storefronts, it comes right back.
Look at the martini bar on main street they dropped over 2 million to renovate the building and Fitchburg said they would keep the corner free of all the drugs and hookers and the pimp known as "Mississippi" who can be seen every day of the week sitting on the corner of Main and Snow , but Fitchburg lied and the place is doing far less buisness then it would if the customers didn't have to be harrassed from the parking garage all the way to the bar. Wraps Plus gets stuff stolen every day from said pimp and his whore. Dunks has now stopped allowing the restroom from being open and lock it because of all the dope heads booting up. The blue colored spanish store near the churh off snow deals crack , heroin and who knows what else and trhe cops know it but do nothing . You see more and more kids packing fire arms walking around , gang members not too long back trashed cars in the new bus terminals parking garage and you are going to say we need new business to bring people in to help pay to clean up , I agree it would be great to have more new businesses and get the area to prosper however all Fitchburg is doing is polishing a turd. The computer store is not new it was a junk shop that had computers then they moved the computers to the front and reopened , not a new shop but a rehash but the place is dark dirty looking from the outside and is a place where the junkies and crackheads bother customers as well . Try getting a hot dog at the gas station with out bums and junkies trying to ask you for food or money.
come on downtown and sit and watch for a day then figure a way to make it all look good in peoples eyes.