New Albany is a state of mind … but whose? Since 2004, we’ve been observing the contemporary scene in this slowly awakening old river town. If it’s true that a pre-digital stopped clock is right twice a day, when will New Albany learn to tell time?
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Farmers market in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Saturday morning Madison, Wisconsin farmers market completely surrounds the capital square.
From guaranteed squeaky fresh cheese curds to ostrich summer sausage, and including information stands for all known liberal causes, busking street musicians and good coffee, it is the weekend place to be in downtown Madison. I stocked up on snacks for the beer festival later in the afternoon.
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How will we know that downtown revitalization is succeeding?
Downtown businessmen don't have to be told that racism is unacceptable.
Downtown coffee shops have enough business to be open evenings and weekends.
Main Street furniture warehousers show their windows again.