So I had lunch with a friend today.. met up with another friend for daquiris and then we went for a stroll down Locke Street. I used to work at a cafe on Locke street and I've not been on the street since my last shift at the cafe and that was over two years ago. My son was diagnosed with a brain tumor around the time I left the cafe and alot of the merchants on the street have kept in touch just to see how he is doing. Things have changed since I was last on the street..
The cafe is still there and it had a rocky start with the new owner (as I suspected it would) but now things seem to be on track. They have a good FOH manager so when he's on things go smoothly.. when he isn't on apparently the service is very lax.
I popped in to places that I remembered from when I worked there just to say hello and thank them for their support when my son was so sick. It is a tight knit community and I was a part of it for a couple of years. I managed to get invited to a get together and I think I 'll go. It's all former cafe customers who have kept in touch with each other and it would be nice to see them again. I doubt I'm going to stay long but I'd love to pop by and say hi so I think I'll make an appearance.
I left the street with a good feeling. It's nice to see that people care and remember the little things in life. While the street is far different than it was when I worked there... some of my favourite places are gone... there are some awesome shops there inlcuding a cheese shop that I must try so I will be back and I won't leave it so long this time.