Quick perusal of the paper this morning. A son and daughter n'law are home, sleeping on our new pull down bed, (which as a bed makes a great couch.) I've blogged everyday, but I think I'm more impressed by people like Chubby Mommy or HackBend who have active family and social lives and still manage to blog regularly.
Anyway, the thing that leaped out at me is the slogan, "Sisters Country."
Hey, right on! They nailed it. I'm usually so skeptical of these kinds of things, but that just sound right.
Reminds me of the first time (out of two total) I went to a Downtowners meeting and they were talking about an advertising campaign "Village by the River."
What's wrong with Downtown? Even 'Old' Downtown? It's what we are. Get down with old downtown, man.
Speaking of names. Got a call from Jerry Opie of the Sole Shop, who is filled with knowledge about the last 40 years of downtown history (I keep telling him to write it down, and he keeps telling me to do it.) He was laughing about the Liberty Theater being sold. Especially the name Liberty Theater, which is an exhumation of a name from way back. We all knew it as the "Fine Arts" Theater. The Fine Arts being XXX.
He also remembered all of the restaurants names that were in Toomies before them: Breads of France, Bentleys, Cyranos, and Piscatore. I used to think that location was doomed before Toomies arrived. Also, just to give you a flavor of what the '80s were like. I remember one of those incarnations they had a white piano in the window, and the waiters were dressed in tuxes or some kind of monkey suit, and I have a vivid image of one of them standing next to the shiny piano, wearing an ill-fitting tux, a white towel draped over his arm, staring out the window with the loneliest, more forlorn look I've ever seen.
All dressed up and nowhere to go.
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