That’s my current short answer to the perennial question, “What’s new?” Will returning summer visitors even recognize little Northport, Michigan? There are changes afoot almost everywhere you look in our little village these days. Photos below show only a few, and you have to be kind of a visionary to be able to picture what things will look like come May, let alone June or July. Let's start down at the Depot, where renovation has expanded beyond the little stone building to the caboose.
That's the scene down near the marina.
Out at the south end of our block of Waukazoo Street, lots has been happening for months, as Tuckers of Northport charges toward completion. Here's the scene as of Wednesday, March 12.
And all that activity is only outdoors. Plenty is going on indoors, too. Here's how the main floor of Lelu Cafe looked this morning, while all the coffee-drinkers were cozily crowded, out of the way, into the bar:
Change! Novelty! Expansion! Growth! During the couple of "warm" days we had, there was activity at Northport Brewing Company, but I didn't see anyone doing anything there yesterday or this morning, so no pictures of that.
David Grath has doubled his gallery/studio space, and I'll devote a post to his space soon. Meanwhile, although there are no painters or carpenters at work in Dog Ears Books, things are happening there, too, on a daily basis. For one thing, with every new book order I put in I include a few items no one has (yet) asked for, such as this little gem:
So we have surprises for you, too.
And now an important date to mark on your calendar: Friday, June 13. Mark it now! Add 5 p.m., Dog Ears Books. I'll let you know more as time goes by....