Every food I’m tasting Every line I’m waiting in Searching vendor to vendor Hogan Brothers ice cream makes me feel a whole lot better Stop and grab a smoothie at James Gang The world’s best desserts at Ole Café Cheesy, gooey Domino’s pizza If you’re hot, get an icy at Sweet Pea’s Loft
At Bridge Square it’s The Taste We hope you’ll be there, I just can’t wait! What would be a great downtown without the NDDC? And what would be the Taste of Northfield without anything to eat? What would be a summer without a hotdog at Tiny’s? And doesn’t it just make your day when you see Maggie Lee? It’s the Taste, it’ll be great At Bridge Square, it’s The Taste
Make sure to stop at Rueb-n-Stein Their burgers are amazing I’m sure you’ll find And you just can’t miss the food at the Cow I guarantee you’re gonna say – delicious!
At Bridge Square it’s The Taste We hope you’ll be there, I just can’t wait! What would be a great downtown without the NDDC? And what would be the Taste of Northfield without anything to eat? What would be a summer without a hotdog at Tiny’s? And doesn’t it just make your day when you see Maggie Lee? It’s The Taste, it’ll be great At Bridge Square, it’s The Taste
Last week, recruiters from Prepare Ministries (“The Camels are Coming”) were sporting about downtown Northfield in their newly restored six-door Cadillac limo, evidently figuring that since Northfield voted heavily for Obama, they needed a vehicle like his to get people’s attention.
In the NY Times earlier this week: As Storefronts Become Vacant, Ads Arrive. “Rather than let abandoned retail spaces look like pockets of poverty, landlords are renting the windows out to marketers for street-level advertising displays.”
Why not for downtown Northfield, since there are a number of empty or soon-to-be-empty storefronts along Division St. right now? A revenue stream for the owners!
Downtown resident and building owner Bart de Malignon sent me his photos of the results of the City’s snow plowing this morning in downtown Northfield after last night’s 3-4” snowfall.
He didn’t like what he saw.
I’ve not thought a lot about this but the City’s policy seems reasonable to me.
The trucks plow the snow to the curb after a snowfall which, of course, makes parking difficult for the day. I think that’s better than pushing the snow onto the sidewalk, making walking on the sidewalk difficult for the day or forcing retailers to do a lot of sidewalk shoveling.
City crews return late at night after a snowfall to remove all the snow from downtown. Doing it twice wouldn’t be cost-effective.
Is there a better way for the City to do downtown snow plowing/removal?
12/10 1 pm update:
Here are three photos from January 2005 showing downtown snow removal.