Monday, May 30, 2016

Honoring veterans in a downtown that has seen better days

The Wendy's fast food restaurant on Palisade Avenue in downtown Englewood closed about six months ago after the landlord asked for a rent increase the franchise owner considered exorbitant. The building across the side street -- once a Victoria's Secret -- has been empty for years.

Close to a dozen stores are vacant on both sides of the street along a four-block stretch of Palisade Avenue, above and below. 

Continental Army reenactors making some noise during the Memorial Day Parade in Englewood today. The parade seemed shorter than in past years. A rumor circulated that morning showers forced cancellation of the annual event.

Englewood's Grand Avenue was on the retreat route followed by Gen. George Washington after British troops crossed the Hudson River and scaled the Palisades.

Monday's parade included drum corps, above and below.

Englewood's EMS squad.

City police officers and firefighters led the parade.

The parade began at the monument and turned left on Dean Street.
One of the classic cars in the parade was this chopped and channeled Mercury passing City Hall.


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