Businesses start to recover after manhunt in Watertown - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Businesses start to recover after manhunt in Watertown


One week after the deadly marathon attack and just a few days following the capture of the prime suspect, Boston and its surrounding towns are literally getting back to business.

Days after police set up a perimeter and went door-to-door searching for one of the marathon bombings suspects, businesses started to return to normal on Monday.

"Friday was crazy," said Jennifer McHugh of New Yorker Diner. "There was nobody out, no cars."

At "A Barber Shop on Main Street," Glenn Seekins told Eyewitness News what would have been a full day of customers turned into a day off as they waited and watched to see how the massive manhunt would play out.

After cutting into his business, Seekins said he is thankful to get back to cutting hair.

"That's been the talk of the town, what happened, and you know in a barber shop, everybody talks about everything," Seekins said.

While businesses are back open, Watertown residents are falling back into their daily routines. For some, such as Consiglia Puleo, who heard the second round of gunfire Friday night, it hasn't been easy.

"We are a little bit more relaxed," he said. "Saturday, I had to go to work. There was something in my body that I could not shake."

T-shirts that read "Watertown Strong" were being sold at a store just a few blocks down from where Friday's manhunt finally came to an end.

"The whole city kind of united," said Chris Cadorette of Belmont. "I work locally. Friday was a strange day with everything being locked down, but everything seems to be a lot more relaxed."

Residents and business owners said the incident has brought the community together.

"The whole weekend was busy here," McHugh said. "Everyone just wants to come out, see each other, be with each other."

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