Over the past two weekends, I have made a feeble attempt to do my most of my Christmas Shopping in Downtown Kalamazoo, but alas, most of the places downtown where closed on a Sunday, then this past Saturday was a special event to bring shoppers into downtown. I was severely disappointed to see so few people. We then had to stop at a bookstore in a local mall, and the place was packed.
I know that this question is as old as dirt, and if we knew the answer, and how to change it we would be filthy rich, but why don’t people do their Christmas shopping in downtowns. What can be done do encourage people to go back downtown, at least for the holiday season?