July 11th, 2020


Community Building Tip: Empty Storefront.

For my current set of tips, I'm using the list "101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City.

31. Take over an empty storefront. Closed for business doesn’t need to mean closed from the community. Numerous neighborhood groups, artists, and local business groups have turned empty commercial spaces into canvases and economic catalysts. From Project Pop Up, which hosted an array of displays and shops in abandoned Pittsburgh Storefronts (some of which have become permanent tenants) to initiatives such as Chashama and SmartSpaces in New York, creatives are breathing new life into these underutilized spaces.


Today is sunny and hot.

I fed the birds. 

EDIT 7/11/20 -- I went out to water plants and saw a bit of rainbow in the east.  So I pulled on the storm and managed to get a little sprinkle of rain.  :D

EDIT 7/11/20 -- We're actually getting more rain tonight.  \o/