Winner, Daffodils, Construction

As we approach the end of the competition ANYONE WHO SUBMITS A PHOTO gets a free bag of Market Square Blend coffee roasted fresh in Market Square by Nicholas Coffee.

This week's photo winner:

Joe, a Downtown resident, enjoyed a beer at the Original Oyster House to celebrate St. Patty's Day.  Congrats to Joe!  He chose a $25 gift certificate to MixStirs - and he also gets a free bag of Market Square Blend Coffee!

Our raffle winner this week is Ann.  Thanks for supporting your Market Square shops!


Happy first day of spring!  Okay, it was this weekend, but after the winter we've had we deserve to celebrate spring.  A lot!

Every year on the first day of spring, Lubin and Smalley Flowers gives out a FREE daffodil to passers-by to celebrate.  Today's spring showers have put a damper on the outdoor activity, but if you stop inside you can get a free daffodil to brighten your desk!  They are also offering a special on bunches of daffodils, on tulips and pussy willow branches.


The spring showers are causing the crew to make some smart decisions to make sure the project is not delayed.  You can't lay concrete or work with the mortar for the bricks in the rain.  If it rains on the fresh product it could wash away and need to be redone which backs up the project timeline.  So they are being smart and doing the prep-work for several of the next steps. 

With the threat of rain, they can't continue laying the subbase of road they prepped last week on the interior.  So they have begun prepping the street in front of GNC where the road connects to Forbes Avenue.   This way, they can pour concrete on both sections on the next sunny day. 

They can't lay brick in front of PPG in the rain, so they will begin prepping the brick area between Primanti Brothers and Lubin & Smalley.  If the weather holds for the rest of the week, they expect to finish bricking the sidewalk between Crazy Mocha and PPG and put pedestrian traffic back on the brick walkway.

Once this half of roadway & sidewalk are finished (including trees and lightpoles) they will be able to flip and begin working on the opposite roadway that runs past the Oyster House.

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