This is a street in downtown Canton, Ohio. It's a relatively sleepy downtown, especially on this week night. Most of the shopping and dining in town is found on the outer edge in big box shopping centers and an enclosed mall. There is a monthly First Fridays event in the downtown Canton Arts District that I am told attracts a large crowd. I don't know enough about this town to know whether the downtown functions a prop (It was very quiet on a weekday morning as well as in the evening.), but I wonder about how you can make a place like this more actvive and vibrant.
The strung lights are a simple way to create an enclosed, festive space outside. It was quiet on this evening, but maybe earlier in the evening or on the weekends I'd see more activity. (Maybe only First Fridays?)