Empty storefronts are becoming a more common sight around Boston and neighboring communities as businesses struggle to make ends meet in the down economy. One area that's been affected by a drop in consumer spending is Coolidge Corner in Brookline.
Bowl and Board, The Children's Place, Barnes & Noble — those are the names of just a few stores that have shuttered their doors recently.
WBUR's Deborah Becker walked through Coolidge Corner to find out how business is going for the shops that remain.
This program aired on February 19, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.