MassDevelopment TDI grants helped “keep the lights on” in Fall River during pandemic
FALL RIVER — Twenty-three years ago when Todd Salpietro opened TJ’s Music at 347 South Main St. he knew being a downtown business owner wouldn’t necessarily be easy.
But the thought of an economically crippling coronavirus pandemic never crept into his imagination.
Salpietro, like countless other business owners, late last March had to close his music store until Gov. Charlie Baker eventually issued an order allowing many non-essential businesses to reopen with social-distancing measures in place.