red-merchandise

There’s a real art to displaying stuff. I know I take it for granted until I come upon an assortment of merchandise that unexpectedly stops me in my tracks. There, like a banquet of eye candy, is an array of things that tell a story or soothe with form and color or texture.

over-the-fence-back

Over the Fence generally does it well. This is the back of their store where they display outdoor items like those above. Inside is more eye candy. I usually lust after something I never though I wanted before. That’s good merchandising.

mural-to-be

I spied a mural in process on East Washington Street on the the building that houses Jose’s Famous Salsa restaurant. I took this shot a couple of weeks ago and haven’t been back since. It may be finished by now.

washington-st-view

Last summer Jose’s expanded into the space next door and now has a bar. In warmer weather the front of the building can open onto al fresco seating next to the sidewalk.