Thursday, June 12, 2003

Today's a nice day, and it's a Market day, so I headed downtown and got myself a Frozen OJ, a Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad, and an order of Chicken Livers and enjoyed being outside.

They're refurbishing the performing Arts Center right next to the market, and building a new ten story Courthouse a block away. With the just opened state-of-the-art office complex a block in the other direction, The little strip of shops tucked into the corner beside the market house is poised for a revival. They all either have new tenants, mostly art and craft galleries, or the current tenants are redesigning, and brightening their appearance. One New Co-Op gallery has opened in the building directly adjacent to the Market. The nice thing is they have a courtyard behind them onto which The Market house has a doorway. This doorway had long been padlocked shut, but it looks like the gallery struck a deal to make something pleasantly useful out of this found space. They fixed up the courtyard into a nice little outdoor gallery, with murals and cocktail tables for Market patrons to sit at, and The market House has opened up the doorway. I enjoyed the scenery, and picked up a nice handcrafted photo frame for Dad.

York, PA is the First Capital of the United States, and if you come this Summer to visit all the Historic Sites Downtown, such as the site of the signing of The Articles of Confederation, drop in to The Central Market for a fresh bite, and see the galleries. There's more info about York, The City and the County here.

After Market, I went to Wal-Mart to get a new printer cartridge, and found the HULK HANDS! on sale there for only $15.09, so of course I got a pair.

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