I love days like today. Today I had a hard time finding parking. Today I actually had to walk around people on my way to work. Today Peoria's downtown felt alive.
The Illinois State High School Basketball Tourney is being held this weekend at our lovely civic center. When there are all day expos, concerts, or sporting events, Peoria's downtown gives me a glimpse of what the city strives for it to be.
There is daily activity here, but it usually consists of the commute in crowd, the lunch crowd, the commute out crowd, then the (light) bar and restaurant crowd till about 4am. Events always spice it up.