For many businesses, the holiday season is make or break.
I ran into Best Buy on Howard Street to pick up something I needed this afternoon. I was in and out of the store in 15 minutes. There was no crowd--maybe even fewer people than a typical Saturday just a few months ago. Traffic was flowing pretty well on Howard, many open parking spaces in the lot, plenty of help was available on the floor and no lines or waiting at the registers. This is the Saturday before Christmas?