The place where I spent our teenage years actually was little more than a retirement community.
It was a town, yes, but that entire neighborhood was located next to the biggest retirement community in the massive state, so the neighborhood revolved around the outdated folks.
This meant that truly few local companies stayed open past 6pm, because by then the outdated folks were in bed for the evening. One of the only places that was open was a 24 convenience store, which had some arcade games. I would spend a while there, spending a little cash, but just hanging out. These days I work in a cannabis dispensary down the street, & this neighborhood is pretty sleepy, just like always. I have a few clients that do what I used to do, just chilling at the cannabis dispensary all day because it is something to do. It’s a piece of the reason our boss keeps the cannabis dispensary open as late as she does, because honestly it’s not as if these guys ever spend much cash. To make use of the time, I will work on the tasty edibles during this time, partially to prepare for the next morning of sales. Partially, though, I feel like it’s to tempt the kids, because the freshly baked edibles, while they are still beautifully cooling on the counter, are truly hard to resist. Edibles don’t cost too much to purchase yourself, & they provide a killer buzz. Plus… they also make the kids sleepy so they head to the apartment sooner rather than later. It’s cool to let the local youth hang around the cannabis dispensary, but I also have a real life & want to go apartment sometimes!