Back in February there were many rumors that Peets Coffee would open their first location in the South End in the space formerly occupied by local coffee shop, Francesca’s, which had closed the previous summer. BostonInno was the source to officially break the news but over the weekend I was told this deal was now off.
The owners of the building have been using the space to hold supplies as they renovate the apartments above but there is little word on who / what may go into this prime real estate. The neighborhood association has indicated they would like a coffee shop or cafe and rumors are that both the South End Buttery and Flour were approached but were not interested.
One wonders what is gossip and what is real but the sad truth is that this prime space remains vacant and I think that stinks.
I was reminded again today while strolling down the street in Ogunquit, ME that not everyone realizes sandals and socks are not intended to be worn simultaneously. Please help spread the word.
Here I am relaxing in my friend’s pool last summer. I’m out visiting my friends again this weekend and probably will hang out with my good buddy, rubber ducky, while I’m there. Have a great weekend.
For many Americans this Monday isn’t quite so blue. I hope you can spend your Monday morning relaxing and enjoying your day rather than rushing around trying to get to work.
The last Monday in May is Memorial Day in the United States. The holiday is meant to remember those who died while serving in the US Armed Forces, but for many the holiday will be spent by the beach or with friends and family since it officially kicks off the summer season.
If you are lucky enough to have Memorial Day as a holiday, I hope you can enjoy the time off and have a fantastic weekend. Blogging will be a bit lighter this weekend than normal.
Tomorrow night the Boston Ballet opens with their latest production, Pricked, a contemporary repertory program consisting of three works, that will introduce you to two brilliant choreographers.
If you’ve not been to the Boston Ballet in a few years or if you’ve never been, I’d strongly encourage you to pick up a pair of tickets to this performance to experience this modern ballet.
Boston is so lucky to have the Boston Ballet and like Joyce Kulhawik use to say on WBZ “You Gotta Have Arts!” so go out and support them. You may be surprised by how much you enjoy yourself.
Get Your Tickets to Pricked Here
Hat tip to Adam, local blogger of the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog and all-around great guy, for sharing the news that Massport has launched a new Logan Airport Express bus service that leaves from Hynes Convention Center on Boylston Street every 20 minutes, leaving on the hour as well as :20 and :40 minutes past the hour from 5am to 9pm. The bus will make one additional stop at Copley Square by the Boston Public Library at 650 Boylston Street.
The bus route time is approximately 20 minutes, but extra time should be allowed by travelers during rush hour. The fare is $5 per passenger, and free for riders with a current, valid MBTA pass. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club will be accepted and all buses are wheelchair accessible. This service is two-year pilot program during the time that Government Center is closed for renovations.
For more information you can call 1-800-23-LOGAN anytime.
I need it to be Friday already.
Have you seen this making the rounds on Facebook? Sergio shared it with me and I enjoyed it so I thought I’d pass it along as well.
Last night’s Saturday Night Live with guest host, Anna Kendrick, proved to be very funny. One of my favorite skits from last night was the “Dongs All Over the World” which also included SNL’s Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Sasheer Zamata singing about traveling the world in search of international “dongs.”
Think of Timberlake and Sandberg’s raunchy 2006 R&B crooning “D*** in a Box” but with more girl power. If you missed the clip you can watch it here courtesy of Hulu.
I enjoy looking at the old photographs people share each Thursday on sites like Facebook and Twitter but I’ve yet to include any of myself. However, I couldn’t resist the temptation to share a photo of this contraption which is outside my temporary office while I’m visiting NYC.
This hobby of mine has turned into a borderline obsession but one I feel lucky to be able to pursue in my off time. I’m not a professional outlet like some of the LGBT media here in New England. Much of what I post comes from readers who share information with me rather than news feeds that report the same information on a dozen or more national blogs. I try to keep a local flavor to the majority of my postings so if there is something you’d like me to post, let me know by contacting me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or email me (email@example.com).
My blog’s outreach has grown significantly this past year, and I’d like to leverage that to share information about LGBT life in New England to help make our community a more welcoming and fun place.
This more or less sums up how I feel this morning.
From time to time I like to say thank you to the people who stop by and check out my blog. For those who visit occasionally and especially for those who read and comment regularly, I’d like to say thank you.
For anyone living in the northeast (although this probably applies to most of the United States), this winter has been a real b*tch. We learned new terms like “Polar Vortex”. I’m still not certain what that is, but prior to January 2014 I’d never heard of it and having lived through it once, I know I never want to experience it again.
Boston enjoyed an ever so brief warm up this weekend and now that we’ve “sprung forward” I’m ready to put this winter behind me but it seems that Mother Nature is head over heels, cuckoo for Ol’ Man Winter. What does this New Englander have to do to break up this relationship?