Living in Springfield Downtown, Meet David, Business Owner From the South End
Welcome to “Living in Springfield Downtown” a new blog series where we feature residents who call downtown their home. As we continue to social distance, and stay home, we thought this would be a fun time to get to know some of our Downtown Springfield residents.
Occupation: Tobacconist / Barista
Currently lives: South End
Q. HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN DOWNTOWN?
David: 61 years
Q. WHAT MADE YOU MOVE TO DOWNTOWN?
David: No choice, was born here
Q. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
David: Life long downtown resident, love living and working in the downtown area, have owned Buckeye Bros Smokeshop/ Harry’s Caffe for 30 years , walk to work daily, enjoy the people downtown and the new vibrancy of nightlife with MGM Springfield right next door to my business and residence.
Q. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT LIVING DOWNTOWN?
David: Proximity to great restaurants and entertainment, no need to drive anywhere!
Q. WHAT DO YOU LIKE LEAST ABOUT LIVING DOWNTOWN?
David: Loud car stereos, the bass shakes my house.
Q. FAVORITE DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT?
David: Nadims Mediterranean Grill, great food and one of the nicest bar and dining area in Springfield
Q. HOW HAVE YOU BEEN KEEPING BUSY DURING QUARANTINE?
David: Luckily I’ve been able to keep my business open, with fresh baked muffins and multiple hot coffee drinks on a strictly TO GO basis
Q. FAVORITE PLACE OR STREET YOU LIKE TO WALK ON
David: Main St by MGM to people watch
Q. DO YOU ATTEND ANY EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN, IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?
David: MGM outdoor concerts, Jazz Fest at Court Square, and too many others to list
Q. HAVE YOU EVER ATTENDED A SPRINGFIELD BID SIGNATURE EVENT?
David: Downtown Springfield Farmers’ Market, MGM live on the Plaza, annual Springfield Jam Fest, and I’ve eaten at a Springfield Restaurant during Restaurant Week.
Q. HOW DO YOU TYPICALLY FIND OUT ABOUT DOWNTOWN EVENTS OR ACTIVES?
David: Usually through social media, Masslive, and through friends and family.
Q. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE ADD ABOUT LIVING DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD?
David: Wouldn’t live anywhere else.
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