In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses throughout Boston have shut their doors due to financial difficulties.
One in five Massachusetts restaurants have closed since March, according to the Boston Herald. Nationwide, more than 163,735 businesses have shuttered since March 1, according to Yelp. Even Back Bay, a notable and popular Boston destination, has been deeply affected by the pandemic.
While masked customers swing open the doors of some businesses on the once-thriving Newbury Street, many others are left empty. Shops sit vacant with paper and signs covering their windows, announcing their departure or their intention to reopen — at some point in the future.