Just two weeks after several nights of looting led to the widespread boarding up of storefronts around Georgetown, the plywood is starting to come down.
Unsurprisingly, restaurants are taking the lead. Seeing as they are few of the businesses permitted to be open in the first place, it makes sense that they would move first. But other non-restaurants have also taken steps towards normalcy:
CVS still remained heavily fortified, and the sneaker shops, which were also hit, are the same.
It does seem likely that more plywood will come off in the coming days. But it’s also likely that some shops will remain boarded up until they can allow customers inside once again. This won’t happen until phase two.