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Survey cites needs downtown

Each weekday, downtown Brockton gets an influx of about 2,500 workers, the kind of guaranteed traffic stream vital to the success of local restaurants, shops, and other services.

But the majority of these workers — along with their discretionary spending money — do not leave their offices and cubicles for lunch or shopping. Instead they opt to stay in, citing the lack of offerings downtown and because they perceive the area to be unsafe, according to results from a survey about downtown Brockton.

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