With stay-at-home in full swing, Littleton's downtown a ghost town


It's rush hour on Main Street in downtown Littleton. Stoplights cycle over an empty street. A handful of dog-walkers stroll past shuttered stores. Nearby, empty light rail trains coming south from Denver pull up to an empty platform. A few blocks away at Sterne Park, some teenagers horse around in the grass beside a playground taped off like a crime scene.

On March 31, With a statewide stay-at-home order in full swing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, downtown feels more like a ghost town.

“I don't like it,” said Lewis Milano, a construction worker boarding the light rail on the first step of a long ride home to Aurora, his nose and mouth covered with a Superman bandana. “I miss the hustle and bustle. It's almost spooky.”


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