Shuttered Stores.

In part because Tacoma's line is so short, the rider is likely to focus on observing details along the way.  Much of what one sees on the northern portion of the route, which passes through the historic retail core of the city, is shuttered stores, such as the old F. W. Woolworth visible across Commerce St. in this scene. 

But there are signs of revitalization, and the streetcar has surely helped with the area's recovery.

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