Saturday, July 28, 2012

Why We're Here

As we were getting started with our podcast at The Mall yesterday, an elderly lady stopped to examine our show banner as she passed by. At this point we already had our headphones on so we just nodded at her when she then turned to consider us.

The banner did not provide enough information for her. “What is this?” she asked.

Paul was closest to her. He took off his headset. “It’s a podcast about local issues,” he explained.

“But why are you here?” she wanted to know.

I wanted to say “because we got thrown out of the coffee shop.”

It was good to be back.
After taking an extended summer break we returned to The Mall yesterday afternoon for the 70th episode of  “and then there’s that…”. Appropriately enough our guest was Michelle Jose, the Marketing Manager for the Mall. She’s got alot of things going on in her world right now, beginning next month with the opening of the SA Elite store. This will be the first east coast store for the new retail concept from The Sports Authority. We also talked about the plans to open up the LL Bean plaza with new retail and the unlikelihood that there will ever be another flash mob in The Mall.

Not inside perhaps but maybe with this new outdoor plaza…

It was a big local news week too. We talked about WholeFoods, Allen Dyer, gambling, the general plan, Clarksville, BGE, and even our old coffee shop.

It’s been a long time since we started in Lakeside back in 2009. We’ve been in The Mall since November of 2010.

Michelle said The Mall likes us there. We like it there too and that’s why we’re there.

So there.

...and you can listen to the 70th episode of “and then there’s that…” here.

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