East Arlington’s Capitol Square businesses have a unique way to cope during the disruption of Mass Ave construction that has been ongoing for months to redesign the sidewalks and streets in Arlington. Instead of putting up the boring “Businesses Open During Construction,” someone tacked slogans featuring an entire alphabet’s-worth of words to street poles running from Grafton Street to the Cambridge city line. Some highlights are “Businesses are Awesome During Construction”, and ‘Businesses are Zippity During Construction”. This fun response to a bad situation for the small businesses has cemented for some residents why they love living in the East Arlington Capitol square neighborhood. It is a unique and vibrant district which has become even more so during this time of upheaval.