Sunday, December 05, 2010

Rallies in the Square: A Suggestion

For anyone planning a rally in the Waterloo public square, I have a suggestion: invite participants to a post-rally event at a local establishment afterwards. Whole Lotta Gelato, Symposium, Jane Bond, the Huether - all would be great spots to meet for post-rally chat. It's good for you: organizers can join in and keep the conversation going. It's good for Uptown: all those establishments could use a boost, especially on a Sunday.

Whole Lotta Gelato, in particular, seems to be struggling a bit these days. They've added lots of new food items: cakes, soup, sandwiches, salads, breakfast stuff (along with their old standbys of paninis, gelato and coffee), and it's an advantage for groups that the upstairs room is often empty. (Plus they have a sort-of all-you-can-eat policy: they won't charge you beyond $13.)



Tim said...
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Tim said...

While there wasn't an official post-rally meeting place, one group went to Matter of Taste, one group went to Embassy, and the entire rally in general was encouraged to patronize core businesses as a rule.

Separately, however, it would be good to have a large meetup in an uptown business soon. Thanks for the suggestion, and we'll keep you in the loop.