Hartford businesses worry violence will hurt the bottom line (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Some Hartford business owners said they fear if spike in violence continues it could threaten their bottom lines.
Business owners said they aren’t just concerned with what is happening in Hartford, but they are worried about the perception that it could be creating the minds of customers.
“It makes me uncomfortable to come out here sometimes because of all the crime that's been happening,” said Ashley Ludwig of Manchester, who was enjoying time off with a friend at City Steam Brewery on Sunday.
They said the spike in homicides doesn’t make them live in fear but it has changed their behavior.
“The only difference is I probably would've walked by myself but now I'm just going to ask a friend,” said Rachel Macri of New Britain.