I have a friend who has lived in Clearwater for many years. This friend tells me there was a time in downtown Clearwater when most of the people one saw during the day was hordes of people in white uniforms.
This friend says over the last year or so, in comparison to earlier years, the white uniforms are far fewer as in foot traffic between their buildings.
An overall ' just-ain't-what-it used-to be ' in terms of people... but they still buy buildings.
And in LA another friend says on L Rot Way there isn't - at any time of day or night - many people compared to what there used to be. Says except during 'events' it is no problem to find a parking place either in the lots or on nearby streets.
Sounds like the numbers just aren't what they used to be.
An Hemet is approaching a ghost town compared to what it used to be in terms of activity according to my friend who is there with great frequency. He wonders if they mover to somewhere else ?