41 one restaurants in downtown Bend. Well, that's just nutty nut nuts! Not counting coffee and tea, which would add, what, 5 more? How about sidewalk vendors? Are they counting candy shops? More than 25% of them are for sale? Ouch.
One thing that always makes me wince is when anyone says that they don't need to make money...that isn't believable. Rich people like to lose money even less than poor people (who are used to it, after all.)
Here's the thing. The gap in reality and perception is so large, still, that some of these restaurants will probably actually sell; which will give the landlords no reason to lower lease rates, and will just encourage other restaurants into the pool.
Latest I heard, the high end dress shop in my building might be taken over by another refreshment server.
We had an average weekend, overall at Pegasus. The closing of the streets, and the milling of the crowds, just made it a steeper hill to climb to get there, is all.
But you'll notice I haven't bitched this year. I'm just hoping they haven't scheduled the summer fest and the bike race on the same weekend again.
There is a gallery of mug-shots and KTVZ today.
Another sign that we've over scheduled the damn summer? (When are people supposed to mosey around, and you know, actually shop?) The sheriff can't cover all the events.
Really, it's time to quit packing the weekends.
Relatedly -- when I go to the coast, I want to walk along the beaches and take in the sights. Not normally interested in the touristy things. But they have an exhibit in Newport that combine exotic sea life and beautiful glass sculptures. That sounds awesome.
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