Tales from a Shopkeep: Bloomington’s Bicentennial

Today the fam and I ventured into the wild (ok, downtown Bloomington) to visit the City’s Bicentennial Street Fair held on Kirkwood Ave between Walnut and Indiana, which, for those of you that aren’t familiar with organizing festivals (and wrangling cats) is a SUPER HUGE endeavor. It really is no small feat to close down … More Tales from a Shopkeep: Bloomington’s Bicentennial

Tales from a Shopkeep -There Goes the Neighborhood

A couple of years ago, when I first moved into Fountain Square Mall, I started to make friends with the other business owners that I would learn to call my neighbors, and eventually some of my best friends. Across the hall, I continued to get to know Nancy Bradley, the (former) owner of O’Child Children’s … More Tales from a Shopkeep -There Goes the Neighborhood

Tales from a Shopkeep

Much of this past week was spent in meetings either discussing events that have passed (Current: The Bloomington Fashion Collective Creative Event) or discussing events that are to happen soon: Gallery Walk, Taste of Bloomington, Sidewalk Sale, and the Fourth of July Parade. We met the new Assistant Director of Economic Development for the Arts: … More Tales from a Shopkeep