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As Main South continues to grow in Worcester, small business owner Laura Perez-Garcia joins MassLive to discu –

As cases of COVID-19 continue to to remain at fractions of the totals seen in Worcester during the winter of 2020, neighborhoods are preparing for for what business may look like.

The Canal District is welcoming thousands weekly for Worcester Red Sox home games. Downtown is beginning to see the foot traffic it had prior to the pandemic with its highly saturated office space. In Main South, business owners are beginning to see interest again.

Laura Perez-Garcia, the owner of Voltage Fashion Boutique and the president of the Main South Business Association, will speak with MassLive reporter Michael Bonner on Wednesday at noon to discuss the neighborhood bouncing back as COVID regulations in the state were lifted.

Perez-Garcia will join MassLive on a Facebook live answering our questions and your questions as well.

At the end of June, Perez-Garcia and the Main South Business Association hosted a “Back to Business” event aimed at sparking interest in the small organizations within the neighborhood.

So far in 2021, a spotlight has shined on Main South promoting all the things the neighborhood has to offer. A block party in the middle of June gathered organizations from around the city to Main South.

The event featured art, free haircuts, Redemption Rock Brewing Co. providing beer and Wu-Tang Clan’s Cappadonna headline a host of local artists.

Main South will also be featured in the fifth edition of Pow! Wow! Worcester, which is scheduled from Aug. 13 to 22. This festival will focus on amplifying youth voices and will focus on Main South.

The 2021 festival will feature at least five murals at sites throughout the neighborhood, including reimagining the exterior spaces around the Jacob Hiatt Magnet School which spans a full block prominently located on Main Street.

Two POW! WOW! Worcester artists will work with a teacher in Worcester and her students to provide inspiration for their artwork.

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