Monday, August 07, 2006

Little Shop of Horrors and Other Yellow Stickies

"Feed me Symore"

Or is it Seymore? Anyway: has any-one, any-body, any-person(s), any individual, group, or local institution sought, visited, or purchased flowers from the flower shop in Central Square? The reason I ask is that everybody I've spoken to do not recall that shop ever-ever-ever having a great selection of flowers.

So - here is my real question: Is it really a flowershop?


Wine and Cheese Shop

I'm still waiting.


Coke in Glass Bottles

If you're too young to remember Coke sold in glass bottles, you, my friend, are missing out on one sumptuous piece of Americana.

Coke in those cute little 8 oz glass bottles cost much more than a 20 oz plastic one. Glass bottles as we all know can be a hazard when dropped and broken or puposefully busted against a counter in a bar-fight. So in the interest of public safety Coke many years ago started to package most of its products in plastic bottles. To this I say - bull$#!+.

Coke started using plastic bottles because they were plastic - cheaper to make, much lighter - cheaper to ship, and at the time non-recyclable - so unregulated, cheaper to trash. In the process, they ensured the global icon of liquid candy would taste different for all future generations; which, would be ok if the stuff actually tasted better, but it doesn't. Coke in glass bottles taste better. Much, much better! No plastic taste. No petroleum distillates. No polycarbon-blah-blah-blah leaching into the highly acidic contents. Take a can of Coke, a plastic bottle of Coke, and a glass bottle of Coke - taste. You may actually like the Coke in a non-glass container better, but I guarantee you will taste the difference between the containers. I choose glass, because I feel its flavor is superior, and we all know how much of an elitist I am. I also choose glass because, well, I'm a bit old-fashioned.


It's Like Rambo....

I hear the Italian restaurant on Union St. is not dead, but just in slumber as kinks get worked out. I don't know the details of the delay. Perhaps it's bureaucracy. If so... they'll need that M60.


The Ghost of Masons

The scaffolding on the front of the building is gone! Hurray! The bricks appear to be fixed and in much better condition. Hurray! They left rope and other junk on the roof of the Plumbing business behind our building.... sigh. I think they're coming back to repair the back of the building too. In which case they'll probably use the rope again. I'll find out, because if they're not we may have further "issues."


Munroe Lofts

Has anyone moved into the first floor?


Ok, that's the end of my stickies.

16 comments:

Joe said...

I'm so glad to see some our newest residents voicing their concerns about the future of Lynn. Many of us life-long Lynners want the best for our city but have always seemed to lack the proper platform. Your decision to come to this great city will only spur more progress and the demand for our elected officials to do what's right to move this city forward. Although I live in the Diamond District, I keep a close eye and ear to the progress in our city and want to thank you for only improving this great city

Tony said...

Over Europe glass cokes are everywhere. Do Coke TV ads show glass bottles? I think they do...
I HATE PLASTIC
On the way to Logan, I transit through Germany and always go for the Bratwurst and WeissBier in a glass PLEASE! You know, it's the little things in life....

Anonymous said...

i saw that they erected some scafolding on the union street side of 7 central square i think thats where the restaurant ws planned dont know what type of work there doing on the building. and i think it is a contractors office on the first floor of the munroe lofts

Cheryl said...

OK I must be living under a rock instead of Broad Street, but I didn't even know there WAS a flower shop in Central Square and where IS the Italian Restaurant on Union Street?

Marcus said...

The "flower shop" is in the same building as 7 Central Condominiums, nex to Flava Z.

The Italian restaurant isn't in yet. It is to be in the space currently under construction on the Union St. side of 7 Central Condominiums.

Anonymous said...

i wonder when flava z will even open the new restaurant mext to cals sounds good they close real early though so i never end up getting there

Cheryl said...

Oh, so it is right next to the Dunkin Donuts right? I saw the construction stuff going on there today.

Oh, and I did catch sight of the flower shop-never would have noticed it if you hadn't said where it was. Doubt it gets much business if no one knows it is there.

What is Flava Z? I must be totally out of touch.

Corey said...

The guys used to work every night past midnight at Flava Z. They are either on vacation or gave up since they missed the Meet Me Downtown festival.

I need my frozen yogurt! OPEN IT UP!

Anonymous said...

flava'z finally opened last night at third thursday

Corey said...

Finally made it over to Oxford St. after living here for almost 2 months. It is a great place. Very good beer, great service, fun people from the chefs to the clientele. There were very few of us there however. Hoping to see an uptick in business everywhere once the fall comes.

Don't know if everyone knows about Tatiana's, but the food there is awesome and a great place to watch the game.

Corey said...

Ok Flava Z serves Richardson's Ice Cream. Now we don't have to go to Middleton to get it. How awesome is that? Everyone needs to go support this place and keep it open. I had the French Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. It was awesome.

Cheryl said...

Is the Oxford Grille gone?
All week it has been closed and the place looks abandoned.

Usually even when it is closed the tables are still set with linens and glasses.

But the tables are bare and the chairs are all stacked on top.

Anonymous said...

The Flower Shop, Rosina's, doesnt have the greatest selection, but then again probably 95% of their business is delivery based and function based.
- Nika

Mario said...

Rosina's is a great place to get flowers from. while she always doesn't have the biggest selection as a walk in customer if you give her at least a days notice she will buy you flowers fresh from the market. I live in the Central Square Lofts and buy fresh flowers from her usually weekly. She even made up a "customer profile" so she knows the color schemes of my place and flowers I like/dislike. She is exactly the type of business we have to support.

Anonymous said...

Hey i read that you guys look like you don't like the flower shop. instead of knocking the flower store go to it and support small businesses in central sq. especially the flower shop.and if you think it should have improvements why dont you pay for them?!?! and stop critizeing a store that you said you never went in!!!! so whoever reads this come buy some flowers and don't listen to those persons who said that they are bad

P.S THANK YOU SUPPORTERS =]

Marcus said...

Let's see.... I believe the prevailing comment was that the flower shop doesn't have the greatest selection, not that it is a bad flower shop, and notice that most of the comments were supportive in their totality. As for the comment "if you think it should have improvements why dont you pay for them?!?!" - actually, if anyone had the money to pay for the improvements she/he/they would probably just devote those funds to open a new flowershop and drive the old one out of business. However, since we're not unthinking, unfeeling, obtuse neighbors, and we don't have the money, I don't see Rosina's being displaced any time in the near future. Besides, I'm sure Rosina has the dignity to refuse any hand-outs. Business looks like it's picking up too, which is good for everybody.