STWI took a brief hiatus over the Christmas / New Years holiday. Actually, the break is more related to a bad case of writers inertia that crept up on me. Some may call it writers block but I don’t think that adequately describes my particular malady. I’ve had plenty of ideas and topics in my head I just lacked the motivation to post them.
A good dose of nice weather has helped me slug off those winter blues. In fact, everyone I’ve encountered seemed to be buoyed by the nice weather of yesterday and today. For the Scene This Week in Columbia I snapped a photo of some folks enjoying a late lunch at the outdoor tables at PF Changs at the Mall in Columbia. I was over at the mall getting a haircut from Wayne Sheperd at Cavalloro & Co. With all the brouhaha over the closing of Bun Penny and the supposed demise of local businesses in the mall, I am reminded that Cavalloro & Co has been a mall tenant since the mall first opened. The owners are the same but they did change the name some years ago. It used to be called Rex’s Place.
In Ellicott City, the scene I chose was the reincarnation of Sarah and Desmonds. Sarah and Desmonds Gourmet Bakery and Vegetarian Café used to be on Main Street. I am not sure why they closed that location but now they recently reopened on Old Columbia Road (near The Well) in a space formerly occupied by Wessels Flower Shop which relocated to a space on Main Street formerly occupied by Su Casa. The nice young man behind the counter is Christian Lepson.