A new spark of life has ignited Downtown Springfield (Viewpoint)

“There’s a buzz in the air.” “Good things are happening.” “Things are looking up.” Pick your cliche, but they all hold true. Springfield is experiencing a renaissance. I recently sat in the beautiful new Starbucks on Main Street at Monarch Place sipping coffee, reading the newspaper and watching the world go by. A young, professional looking crowd streamed past the windows, many stopping inside to make a purchase.

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