Several ground-floor businesses in the Exchange District have banded together to show their support for opening Portage and Main to pedestrians on Friday, October 12. Initiated by a passionate core of business owners, the effort is receiving logistical support from the Exchange District BIZ. “A couple of the local businesses read our post about why we’re supporting the Vote Open campaign and got all fired up, wanting to do more. They’re really driving this, and we’re just helping them out,” said Executive Director David Pensato. The core of the effort is around prominently showing support for the campaign and doing grass-roots outreach to customers explaining why opening Portage and Main to pedestrians is good for small business, good for the …