Serendipity Sisters and Bean Me Up Latte had to postpone its opening, thanks to the civilization-threatening ice event that encroached on the state this weekend.
I joke, but honestly, I want no part of driving on what I see outside as I write this. I know there are scoffers and ice-driving enthusiasts among us, but for me, the whole thing is about as theoretical as time travel. “Steer into the skid.” Yeah, whatever. I’ll just stay indoors until it melts; thanks. If I can’t trust myself to walk on it … don’t get me started.
As I was saying, Jim and Lisa Hensley, owners of Serendipity Sisters and Bean Me Up Latte, the home décor shop and café, plan to open just as soon as possible after the roads clear. Lisa Hensley said the shop will sell lots of handmade and refurbished items as well as things she has sewn, along with other merchandise. The café will serve coffee, sandwiches, soups, etc. The store is located at Front and North Streets, right next to Statements and the Pasta Grill. I am really looking forward to checking it out.
The Patio Café recently opened downtown at Front and Mill Streets (you know where I’m talking about). And Kobe Japanese Steak House got all sneaky and opened too after all those months of seemingly no activity. I haven’t had the chance to visit either one of them yet, as I’ve been busily preparing for the holidays, hosting guests, spending time with family and, lately, nursing a cold.
Getting sick plus an ice storm equals falling behind on Christmas shopping for me. I hope you all are caught up. You have two weeks left. Let’s all remain courteous out there and try to save a few days to savor some comfort and joy.
(Rachel Parker Dickerson is a freelance columnist/journalist. Send your questions and comments to email@example.com)