Friday, July 15, 2011

"The Perry Street Fair is upon us"

Just a quick post this morning as I have been up since early this morning putting a few finishing touches on my work..
We are so incredibly excited, my Mr. and me to be participating in the "Perry Street Fair"
Here is an article printed in our local paper in July 2010 about this wonderful neighborhood..
and in fact the neighborhood that I grew up in..

Celebrating neighborhoods: Spokane's South Perry Street district








Small towns dot the landscape of Eastern Washington. It's easier to get to know larger towns and cities by getting acquainted with them through their small neighborhoods and districts. If you're traveling to or through Spokane, Washington, the South Perry Business District is worth your time. South Perry Street (originally known as the Grant Park Addition, is one of Spokane's oldest neighborhoods. As with similar neighborhoods, South Perry has seen its share of decline and rejuvenation.
The compact neighborhood is made up of an eclectic mix of old and new, historical and modern. Lorien Herbs & Natural Foods, Spokane's original natural foods store, in recent years has made its home in the charming and historic, 80 year old, Windmill Building. 
Next door to Lorien a brand-new boutique, Veda Lux, is celebrating its grand opening during July's Street Fair. The boutique owner, Summer Hightower, is putting the final touches on her artful displays of vintage clothing and shoes, original jewelry and custom hair ornaments. You can find Summer on Facebook.
Recently voted Best New Restaurant in a readers' poll, and housed in a remodeled building that was originally a laundromat, South Perry Pizza, is dishing up artisan pizza, regional beers and wines, and gourmet ice cream. The interior is charming and friendly. There is outdoor seating available in fine weather.
The South Perry Farmer's Market is hosted at The Shop on Thursdays, 3pm-7pm, June through October.
The atmosphere on Perry is lively and cheerful. Nearby Grant Park is a large and open green space just a block from the busy arterial. There are several empty storefronts along Perry Street but this seems more indicative of change than of economic decline.
The South Perry Street Fair, July 17-18, 2010, celebrates all that makes South Perry a unique neighborhood. The fair will take place between 8th and 12th avenues and in Grant Park. This is a kid and family friendly event, with a parade, vendors, food and entertainment. There will be free bicycle tune-ups available. Neighborhood churches will host a worship service in Grant Park on Sunday, July 18. Profits from the street fair will go to the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center and Grant Elementary School. Get a complete schedule here
Not far from Interstate 90, South Perry Street is easy to get to. It's compact and fairly pedestrian friendly, though be sure you're crossing at a crosswalk. Perry Street is a busy arterial. Parking is free and plentiful. 
Coming in August: the Garland Street Fair will celebrate another of Spokane's historic neighborhood's.
Well off to work, but tonight I will post more about this wonderful event and a few pictures of our work to boot...
A most blessed day to all!
Me



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