Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mayor Menino visits BH Downtown

There was lots of activity at Downtown Crossing on Saturday. Mayor Menino and his entourage came around to visit the temporary artists galleries and the general festivities in the area.

BH member Sedie, Randi Lathrop from the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Mayor Menino, and me.

The Mayor browsing the jewelry.

The Mayor browsing DeShawn Marie soaps while the people browse the Mayor.

Local Cable 'On Demand' showed up to film a quick spot for the channel for the Downtown Crossing shopping experience. Lucky for us they shot it in our gallery!

A picture of Menino with some of the Boston Handmade Downtown staff.
Colleen of Tactile Baby, Bexx of BooksbyBexx, Carrie of Handmedowns, Mayor Menino of The City of Boston, Sedruola of YarnObsession, and me, Nancy of Nancyrosetta

Katy of MuchachaK showed up for her shift during all the hubbub. She missed the pomp and circumstance, but I did get a shot of her and Menino's back! Heehee!

All in all a wonderful Saturday!


Linda B. Dunn said...

Just amazing how you folks created a BEAUTIFUL store out of an empty shell. The City should be proud of you and all you've done. I sure am.

abstractjenn said...

Ohhh you are FAMOUS! What are the hours and such of this and when are you there again???

nancyrosetta said...

Thanks Linda, it really is amazing!

Jenn, we are open Thursdays through Sundays 11am-7pm until December 28th. I will be there next Thursday from 3-7 and Saturday from 11-3...with some unexpected pop-ins during the last week. If you want to go, let me know, maybe we can go in together if you can't make it during one of my shifts. :)

Christine Marie said...

That must have been so much fun! So glad you posted these pics Nancy...thanks!

Suzanne said...

so, did Menino buy anything? :)

Anonymous said...

That first picture is too funny. Mr. Menino looks a twee bit confused.

Also I heard he didn't buy anything, which I thought was extremely bad form. Come on, man! Buy a card or something.

Unless he forgot that the point of a store in the area is not only to keep vandals away but also to drive commerce. At bare minimum I would think he'd want to make a gesture of support. I guess that's what he figured his presence was?