Working on a holiday meant staying in until we finally got too hungry. All the local eateries were closed, except the Pakistani-Indian restaurant at the mall a few blocks away. On my way there, closed doors at our nearby strip mall’s venues managed to retain their charm.

A white car and a dark colored sport utility vehicle wait at an intersection near an empty strip mall with closed doors and signs on its dozen or so stores and restaurants, but some brightly lit signs still shining above doorways.

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