Why does the sentence say "would routinely call out" instead of " routinely called out"?

30 Jun 2016

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Why does the sentence say "would routinely call out" instead of " routinely called out"?
Wealthy developer Steve Witkoff had just moved his offices to West 57th Street — Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row — when he first laid eyes on Lasharn Francis Harvey and her sand-colored dog, Sahara.

In the morning, Lasharn would routinely call out, “Have a blessed day!” as he entered his building.

Steve knew his life was blessed. He develops millions of square feet of offices and condos in New York, Miami and London. But he also felt cursed, by heartbreak, since the death of his 22-year-old son, Andrew, five years ago from an Oxycontin overdose.

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