Word on the Street 2–16–17

What are your thoughts on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus coming to an end?

“I have many fond memories from my childhood. I’ll be a little sad to see it go because of its (146-year) history, but perhaps it’s time.”

Kyle O’Connor,

300 block of Cross Street

“It was a nice tradition for families to experience. I’m disappointed that it’s ending. Entertainment is changing. Though, I admired the performers, especially the trapeze acts.”

Laura Hans,

1100 block of Ritner Street

“It’s sort of a bygone style of entertainment. There are similar shows that focus on human performers, like Cirque du Soleil, so that’s a plus. As far as the animal exploitation element, no, I’m not sad to see it go.”

Joseph Torres,

Broad and Porter streets