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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Anyone for a kite ballet?

I just found this on the city of Lynn website. There is a kite festival/competition going on at Lynn Beach on the Nahant Line on October 13th.

http://www.kone.org/Festivals.html
I've never heard of a kite ballet, but what could be more fun then synchronized kiting to a little Celine Dion. Sarah and I have begun to practice for our tight formation fly. Ok, just kidding, but we'll probably go check it out.

Come to Lynn, the city of kites.

-Corey

New Bakery

What's the name of the new bakery downtown? I drove by it today and the window actually enticed me to the point I am going to try and stop in tomorrow. Has anyone gone? Is it any good?
Nice to see new businesses somewhere in the downtown area. Wish they would come to Central Square.

I've heard through the grapevine that Flava'z is not doing so well. Please support them as much as you can. Would be sad to see another storefront vacant. Pretty soon we're gonna be left with Dunkin and that's it.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hybrid Commuter Rail

Looks like the federal government will be helping with the purchase of a few Hybrid Locomotives for use on the commuter rail. Not only are they environmentally friendly but thesy apparently are very quiet. Would be quite a relief to those of us with apartments so close to the tracks.

http://www.metrobostonnews.com/us/article/2007/09/18/01/0806-72/index.xml



-Corey

Sunday, September 16, 2007

City Hall Meeting on October 2nd

I heard tonight that there will be a City Hall meeting on October 2nd about the current closing time of establishments such as the Downtown Bistro. The council currently has the votes to get the city to approve a reduction in hours from 2AM to 1AM. I think this is a horrible mistake.

Let's think about this reasonably. Most major cities are open till 2AM or later in other states. The reduction in hours will certainly hurt the revenue at Downtown Bistro, Tatiana's and other establishments in an already empty downtown. Do we really want Downtown Bistro to fail? Take away an hour of alcohol revenue and you are sure to help destroy their business.

This is insane. I hope lots of residents will get out to the city council meeting to support the Downtown Bistro and future restaurants in their fight to keep the hours as they are. If we don't, most restaurants and cafes will look to open up elsewhere.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Red Arrow Means Beep like Hell Until They Go!!!

Driving lesson for those of you driving into Downtown from Union Street. Red arrow means stop and you cannot take a right on red. Those people who are stopped and remain stopped at the red arrow should continue this pattern. Those people who lay on their horns trying to get people to run the red light, you should stop doing that.

What really needs to happen is a posting of a "No turn on red" sign at the corner of Union/Central.

While we're on the topic of driving in Downtown lynn. I've noticed that everyone drives really slow and really bad down here. Why is that?

Lynn, the City of Firsts?

I think we need a new marketing campaign. I keep hearing that Lynn is the City of Firsts and then the list provided is kind of pathetic.


So, any ideas. How about Lynn, the city of "please open a store downtown...pretty please"? That might be a little pathetic too.

Sorry that I don't have anything more exciting to report on.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Where oh where art thou, Boba Cafe?


A month or so ago a bunch of us residents went to a City Council meeting where the new owners of the Boba Cafe and Cyber Lounge were filing for a permit for a beer and wine license. This cafe is supposed to ultimately open at 27 Central. Anyone know if this is still in the works. It would be great for that section of Central to get a new storefront.

Any other rumors out there of businesses trying to get started in this area? What do we really need? Also, does anyone know what's going on with the building on the corner where Flag Pharmacy is? Is that going to be an expanded version of the pharmacy that is already there?

-corey

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