In a college town such as Mt. Pleasant, it's easy to think that businesses flourish when the students are in school and suffer while they're gone, but some businesses just refuse to allow that to be the case.
: With more than 20,000 students departing from Mount Pleasant at the end of the semester, most would assume summer vacation has a negative effect on downtown businesses.
However, Farmington Hills sophomore Lydia Miller disagrees, considering how much business Max and Emily’s receives at 125 E. Broadway St.
"We have had concert series before; the whole town comes," Miller, a Max and Emily’s employee, said. "At the Art Fairs, we grill outside and try to be out there as much as we can."
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Source: Central Michigan Life