"It is the best place to see what this country is about. It is the one place where people mix freely, whether rich or poor, black or white, young or old. And it is the one 'neighborhood' where residents from all other city neighborhoods meet on a common turf. This meeting place of residents, visitors, college students and workers is, of course, the downtown, or, in professional parlance, the central business district (CBD)."
Smolski, Chester, "Catching Glimpses of Life on Westminster Mall" (1986). Smolski Texts. 113.