WRJ parking lot party back on for Friday, and Revolution is looking for models for fall fashion show
1. PARKING LOT PARTY
Fingers crossed for clear skies! This is the White River Junction party that was supposed to happen on the First Friday in August, which Alex Hanson wrote about in an edition of Art Notes. For details on the second attempt, click here.
2. CALL FOR MODELS
The Revolution clothing store has also put out a call for models for its fall fashion show (featured in Enterprise in 2015). The first 40 people to reply via email get the job. Click here for details and to reply.
Happy one-year anniversary to the folks who had their civil ceremony at the Co-op Food Stores in WRJ!
We’re actually a day late — Tom Battles’ and Michele Chadburn’s one-year anniversary was on Sunday, Aug. 26 — but better late than never! Happy anniversary to you both.
Video from their ceremony below.
White River Junction! You’re movin’ so fast!
In May, we told you about plans for Lebanon-based Phnom Penh Sandwich Station to open a second location in White River Junction at the former Polka Dot Restaurant site.
This afternoon, those plans became more visible as one sign came down and the other went up.
Check out video from our Facebook page below.
But what will happen to the Polka Dot sign?
In an email Monday morning, property manager Tim Sidore said that the Polka Dot sign will be displayed inside the new Phnom Penh. And he said that “things are shaping up inside!” (No word on a target date for Phnom Penh opening.)
Building owner Mike Davidson noted that that’s the same setup as the old Gulf sign displayed inside Lucky’s Coffee Garage, which was one of his many re-development projects throughout the Upper Valley.
(This section about the fate of the Polka Dot sign was added to this post on Monday morning.)
Of course, this scene played out against the backdrop of new construction.
Developer Bill Bittinger recently finished construction on that new building behind the restaurant, and it includes a mix of apartments and first-floor businesses, including JUEL Juice + Smoothies and Little Istanbul, a shop of Turkish wares run by the same folks who run the Tuckerbox Restaurant across the street. I can personally attest that JUEL Juice + Smoothies (which started out as a sweet little food “truck” and is now a full-on “modern apothecary cafe” with coffee, snacks and more) was bustling on Saturday!
So long, Polka Dot sign.
See you on the inside.
Or are they …. ALIENS? (Courtesy of yours truly.)
— Maggie Cassidy (@mggcss) August 11, 2018