The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 79
drove her to search and
search until she found that
which was "just right."
That which made her want
You see, some downtowns are just too big.
They are too loud with too
much traffic. The buildings
are too tall causing claustrophobia. They are expensive, causing one inner turmoil about the efficacy of
paying $15 to park so you
can go pay $15 for a museum's new exhibition. And
then have to buy lunch at
the museum's cafe (overpriced fast
food) because of all the extra time
you will spend driving, parking
and walking to the far end of the
museum on the third floor to see
the exhibit...some downtowns
are just too big.
But then, some downtowns are
too small. The stores are too few
and spread too far apart. Each
Upper: chocolatepaper is
home to candy, local artifacts
and a taste of the naughty.
Lower: The Market Gallery
offers an array of fine art.
one might be filled with the right
measure of chintz and kitschy to
fresh and pop, but probably not.
Even if they are, they will inevitaMore
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