Empty storefronts don’t employ staff; there’s no one to purchase coffee, gas, lunch, or snacks from local merchants.
Marijuana applicants are often desperate to lock up space, willing to bid up rates well over market value in order to price out a rival.
I wanted to go to all the towns that were nothing more than a name to me to see what they were really like. I wanted to see how communities and landscapes varied around the state. I essentially just wanted to have a better understanding of the area I grew up in.