We’re heading into gift-buying season (or, you could say we’re already deep into it, for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Chanukah-celebraters.) Either way, though, it’s nice to shop local, so each year we try to do a round-up of local artists and crafts sales timed for the holidays.
Please post in the comments are email me me at [email protected] if you’ve got something going on in the next month. Generally, this is intended to give light to local artists selling locally, not to stores having holiday sales (though go without saying.) Local is generally intended to mean “Wallingford” because that’s what we’re about, but we can bend the rules some if you’re in a neighboring hood and selling your own work.
Now, to make good on the headline teaser: I was walking by the long-shuttered Iron Bull (closed since November 2016) today, and lo and behold, the doors were open!
I took a peek in and it was clearly nowhere near close to opening, the floor was mostly bare earth with a trench running down the middle of it, but, still it was heartening to see a small crew of plumbers in there, taking the measure of the place. They didn’t have any information except that they were providing a bid on some work to be done for “a bar”.
Fair warning: I saw the same thing (workmen inside, taking stock of the situation) about six months ago, and then nothing. But still, it would be nice to see that decaying corner revived!