It's no secret that the legislative session is among the busiest times of year for local businesses. So what happens when the session ends and lawmakers head home?
Adams Street power lunches become less common, and downtown roads are more apt to be crowded with college students in shorts than lobbyists in suits. Still, local businesses forge on, offering promotions and upping their services to keep customers interested during the summer dry spell.
"It's a drastic drop-off for us," said Jack Penrod, general manager of the downtown Andrew's restaurants.