So, last night I went to South Main Trolley Tour, where the South Main Association had a members-only party with free burgers and beer. I thought to myself, “You know, it’s time I joined.” The few SMA meetings I’ve been to have been great sources of information for the blog, and technically I do live on South Main (although just barely – I can walk from my building’s front door to North Main in about 20 seconds). So I ponied up 25 bucks and became a member.
The meetings are once a month on Tuesday nights. From now on, that means I’m going to be showing up late for trivia once a month so I can go to SMA. It’s just too valuable an opportunity to get the latest news and to network. The team will be fine without me, considering on a slow week we have 10 people show up to play.
The next SMA meeting will be Tuesday, June 10 at the Downtown Condo Connection in the 420 South Front building (suite 107). The Center City Commission will speak on plans for Downtown redevelopment and the CCC’s new plan for retail, and will include presentations by Andy Kitsinger, Vice President of Planning and Development, and Lisa Brumleve, Manager of Business Recruitment and Retention. With recent talks of re-opening the Main Street Mall to vehicle traffic, this should be a very informative meeting, as well as a chance for residents to talk with the CCC representatives and voice their opinions. 6:00 social, 6:30 meeting. Also, the 420 South Front building is one of the finest condo redevelopments in South Main, with tons of character. I have a couple of friends who live there, and if you haven’t seen it, you really should check it out.
More info on the meeting and upcoming events on the SMA website.
After Trolley Tour I hit Itta Bena for their Sex and the City party. Details to come on that… I took some pics, but after reviewing the content of a couple of the photos, I decided it would be more appropriate to wait until tomorrow to post them.
I’ll be laptopping all afternoon, so possibly more posts to come today. May also add some stuff to the left and right sidebars of the blog.