Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer in the City - New Bern!

Got a call this morning from Charlie Hall, top notch reporter at the Sun Journal. He was asking for my reaction to the article in the paper this morning about the bridge company getting an extension for their completion date. 42 days I think.

I told him that my sources at City Hall say that yes the company asked for an extention, just to be sure, but fully intend for the bridge to be open on time.

IF it happens that they are a little late, well we've survived for 2 1/4 years without it and another week or two won't make any difference.

I told him that even with no bridge, a recession and Broad Street being under construction we have just had 3 businesses change hands, 2 new restaurants open with a third to come, and 2 new shops should open in about 3 weeks, sooooooo, while we would all like the bridge to be open it's not that bad.

Last year we had our best ever June. This June equaled it. Not to say we've done that every month this year but all things considered it has been a pretty good year.

We are gearing up for our, Carolina Creations 20th anniversary of business in Downtown New Bern, an awesome Dickens of a Christmas celebration, followed by First Night and New Berns 300th Anniversary year. An exciting time in our little town.

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