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The Reading Bug

The Reading Bug: A Bug’s Life

IN THE May 12 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andBooks & Tales
SECTIONS

by J. Alan Hartman


Downtown San Carlos, California, is that kind of retail corridor that people imagine when they think of shopping in a small town. Mind you, San Carlos isn’t really a small town, but it’s always had that charm and feel. Laurel Street is a straight line featuring virtually zero chain stores of any kind, save from a Peet’s Coffee and one or two others. The San Carlos powers-that-be always imagined the downtown district as being local mom-and-pop shops, and they strive to keep it that way.

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