Well, the best laid plans of mice and men …
There has been so much going on on the square recently. The town homes on South Tennessee Street are completed and for sale (one is for lease). They painted each one a different color and they look so pretty as I drive past them on my way home each night.
They are building more town homes on North Tennessee Street across from Diggin’ It. The bones are awfully pretty. They are supposed to be on the high end, so I can only imagine. Behind them, they are working on a big building over on Chestnut Street so I finally wrote to the city and they said that it is going to be a Pentecostal church. Google seems a little confused about exactly where Chestnut Street is, so I’m not really holding my breath.
Order 66 Toys has moved over by Collin Feed & Seed and a new first aid place is in their old location. Coffee Squared has added a bakery, “The Sweet Spot”, and The Sidestreet Cafe is looking almost like it can open any time. I’ve wanted to get by to get pictures but current projects just seem to keep getting in the way.
I’m pleased, then, to introduce another guest blogger who is going to be stepping in and offering a new perspective on the square. David Quisenberry, owner of Images That Speak, offices over in the Historic Flour Mill and has agreed to step in while I work on another project. I understand that he already has some great ideas in the works and I am looking forward to seeing downtown McKinney through his eyes for awhile. (And, hopefully, his lens. David is an outstanding professional photographer.)
In the meantime, please be sure to follow the McKinney Convention and Visitor Bureau’s Facebook page for cool trivia, contests, and reports of all kinds of events going on downtown and throughout McKinney. This is National Tourism Week and they are celebrating this week especially with photos from around McKinney and quizzes about where they are. Do you know where the pirate ship is? The bull sculpture?
Until next time,