For a day, anyway.
Back in the olden days, Walnut Street in Downtown Des Moines was a shopping street. It looked like this:
Changing times and a lot of help from the misbegotten and unmourned transit mall ended all that. The city has moved the buses away and is trying to bring back retail and dining, and they had a lunchtime party to kick off the effort today. The weather was perfect, the music was good, and whether or not they bring back retail to Walnut, I hope they have more lunchtime parties.
Tags: Downtown Des Moines