With the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev under police custody, Boston area residents have returned to the streets and quite understandably to a lesser degree the stores.
While law enforcement officials undertook what wound up being an all-day manhunt that centered on the suburb of Watertown, Mass., the region’s six million-plus residents largely abided by state and city officials instructions to stay at home and indoors Friday for their own personal safety.
This morning The Shops at the Prudential reopened its 75-business complex, as did Copley Place and The Arsenal Mall. A Target spokesman said all of its stores in the area are open including the three that were shuttered Friday. At the chain’s Watertown store per order of the Boston Police Department, the parking lot was used as a media command center during Friday’s search so that reporters and photographers would not interfere with police activity.
For more on the situation in Boston see Monday’s WWD.