Monday, September 08, 2008

New and Improved?

While my evening "constitutionals" take me to many of my hometown's finer attractions, I usually steer clear of the downtown area because all those bright lights and all that heavy traffic can upset my delicate disposition.
There have been some new things on this scene however- the most note worthy of which is the Harrison Street Storm Water Catch Basin Memorial Garden, with a picturesque stand of prairie grasses perched atop massive septic tanks.

Equally artful, in an edgier way, is this new shop, still undergoing renovation.
I'll assume that these charming cherubs on the door are meant to appeal to a demographic which does not include yours truly.

An anarchist bookstore, perhaps?

Or possibly an arsonist's supply house?

I suspect that it may be some sort of online gaming/coffee house.
That location used to be a daily labor office, maybe it still will be-
just trying to appeal to a younger crowd...

And then there is this place!

For some reason, someone felt that our town needed a kilt store.
It actually is pretty classy,
with a selection of fine plaids and other Scottish-themed merchandise.

I was some what surprised at the badge on the model's shirt, however...

(click on image for larger view)

By Professor Batty


Blogger Sharon Spotbottom said...

What a lovely town for a constitutional.
Tartan ye olde shoppes always bring out the charm in a place :)

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