Living in Springfield Downtown, Meet Michael on Mattoon Street

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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.

Downtown Springfield is a wonderful place to live for many reasons. There’s nothing quite like living downtown: the nightlife, the people, the hustle and bustle. Easy access to highways (91, 291, and Mass Pike), many cultural attractions in your backyard, some of the best dining options a short walk away, a diverse neighborhood, it’s close to work for a lot of people, and much more.

 

First up…

Name: Michael

Age: 47

Occupation: Production Manager

 

 

Q. What do you like most about living Downtown?

Michael: Being a short walk away from anything!

 

Q. What do you like least about living downtown?

Michael: Seeing vacant buildings

 

Q. Favorite Downtown Restaurant?

Michael: Chef Wayne’s Big Mamou

 

Q. Do you attend any events in downtown, if so what are they?

Michael: Concerts, conferences get togethers and more

 

Q. Have you ever attended a Springfield BID Signature event?

Michael: the Downtown Springfield Farmers’ Market, MGM live on the Plaza, and the annual Springfield Jam Fest

 

Q. How do you typically find out about downtown events or actives? 

Michael: usually through social media, from friends or colleagues, and flyers and signage around downtown

 

Q. Is there anything else you’d like add about living Downtown Springfield?

Michael:I love my city! Downtown Springfield gives me both a big city feel but with trees! I will admit that Springfield has a strange addiction with the past. As much as I love celebrating our historic features, I truly wish we would also begin embracing the future as well. Cities like Boston and Miami are great at this, mixing historic architecture with newly designed buildings and open space. I also question why we push the Symphony and Quadrangle so much. While I too love them, our city needs more entertainment options. MGM can do only so much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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