While Friday’s teenage-led demonstration in Crystal Lake was peaceful, some store owners Downtown have prepared for the worst.
Here is what one could see driving up Williams Street last night:
McCool’s and Crystal Lake Bank were boarded up.
Across Williams Street, The Flag Store proudly displayed its wares.
Stores beyond were boarded up.
The jewelry store is ready for trouble.
Most of the rest of the stores were unprotected by plywood.
And The Raue Center for the Arts feared no intrusion.
I didn’t notice the health food store being boarded up, but John Peltz did.
Pletz also found an Xfinity store on Route 14 next to Best Buy behind plywood.