Saturday, June 02, 2007
READERS ASK: THE WINTER MARKET
posted 9:23 AM
Mike in St. Peterburg (mbravo) asks, re my short story of the same title, "what the (Winter) Market is/was?"
Vancouver's Granville Island, centered around Granville Island Market (produce and food fair) is a very successful (and pleasant) retrofit of an under-bridge urban island that previously was heavily industrial. When the story was written, the retrofit was recent, and I dirtied it up for requisite punky near-future effect.
Have regretted never having explored it prior to its regooding.
It works as well as it has because it's been very tightly and intelligently limited as to types of business. No fast food franchises, and a certain percentage of retail space must be marine-related, nautical.
Friday, June 01, 2007
MR. WOO'S ROBOTS
posted 10:26 PM
So very fine.
COLIN, THAT WAS
posted 11:39 AM
Poster Colin, yesterday, not just "somebody". "Since 2003" Sorry, Colin. I was in what I now hope was the last day of a weeks-long sinus headache. Stupid-making. My bad.