The juxtaposition of these two articles amused me.
Not too long ago, McMenamins was interested in developing a hotel, pub and entertainment facility at the old seminary building at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore. The neighborhood freaked out. Opponents feared that the renovated seminary would promote underage drinking and fill the streets with inebriated motorists. Hurray for the neighborhood, they successfully chased McMenamins away.
Meanwhile, this weekend… Washington Brewers Festival is 3 days of suds in Kenmore
Get a peek at the new local beers rolling out this summer at the three-day Washington Brewers Festival in Kenmore, starting Friday.
Live music, contests and games and a children’s play area that includes a root-beer tent will be set up.
And where will this festival be taking place? St. Edward State Park, of course.
Mr. Lupori discusses Kenmore’s rejection of McMenamins in a pair of posts here:
- McMenamins Announcement Raises the Question: Why Bothell Grows and Kenmore Stagnates
- Will Kenmore EVER "Get It?" Bothell’s getting a Hotel, Pub and Theater!
Has anyone else noticed the exciting new development pictured below in the last few days along Bothell Way / SR-522 through Kenmore?
I’m talking about BANNERS! That’s right, unless we’re just making a move for the title of “most pigeon-friendly town of all time,” I’m betting that those poles sticking out horizontally from the light posts are for a set of classy banners.
If you ask me, it’s about time this town got some banners. It is an obvious fact to anyone with a basic understanding of civics that a lack of banners is one of the top things that has been holding Kenmore back from actualizing its full potential as a premier destination.
If you tell me that you can think of something better than banners to spend limited city resources on during a severe economic retraction, you’re probably lying.
At right is a great example of optimal banner usage from our neighbor to the east, Bothell, who uses their banners to promote such unique and attractive local features as lady exiting building while talking on cell phone and wooden foot bridge (not pictured).
So what do you think we should put on our new banners? Construction photos? The shuttered card room? The gravel factory? Downtown Kenmore?
So many choices! If you’ve got any great ideas for what Kenmore should put on our soon-to-come banners, drop me a line and I may whip up some mock-ups to send over to City Hall.