Four blocks of downtown are blocked off for an outdoors pedestrian mall. Shops of many kinds, galleries, cafés with outdoor seating, benches for resting, a theatre, street art, and various vender carts provided interest for shoppers.
The brick church, built in 1816, anchored one end. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Parlor, a popular Vermont business, was among many well known stores along the promenade. Most appeared to be doing a brisk business.
We visited some galleries, perused a few shops, had lunch in a café, and saw a movie. At one end, was a government building with a beautiful garden of flowers and sculptures.
It was a nice addition to downtown added in 1981. The atmosphere was pleasant, and the weather beautiful as we strolled in this shopping district.
Camp: Friend’s Place
Scene: Shops, art, flowers
It was much nicer than I expected.
What beautiful surroundings! The weather looked quite nice as well. Pedestrian malls are pretty neat. We have one in Iowa City. Looks like you had a great time! Some of that Ben and Jerry’s sounds tasty right now! — VT
It was fun, and a nice way to spend time with my friend.