Monday, December 14, 2009

My World Tuesday Season # 2 Episode # 10

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Louise, Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Check out the new layout at the My World site. 


One block from the center of Kent you have the old Kent Hotel. It has been out of business and in disrepair for quite a while.




The city tried to encourage downtown business so it helped in building Acorn Alley right beside the hotel.


There are about a dozen and a half businesses lining Main Street and through what use to be an alley way beside a dry cleaners. There are ten businesses that face the alley way.


Here is a look from the back looking down main. It is a neat development if they can get the hotel out of court and back into a refurbished building of some sort.


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29 comments:

Tipper said...

Acorn Alley-you know I liked these photos : )

Carver said...

Great shots of downtown. Looks very appealing to me.

Sylvia K said...

What great shots, Tom! Looks like a fun place to shop!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

imac said...

Nice to see these buildings - trying to get trade back into the towns and cities.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

I hope that works out ... in Portugal traditional trade as we call it also faces huge problems but people are starting to regain that feeling of going to a shop where they now the owner and the employees ...

maryt/theteach said...

Yes, fishing guy, the hotel would add to the attractiveness of the mall!

Stine in Ontario said...

I'm glad to see so many towns trying to recover their downtown. It's so much nicer than going to a mall!

Lanny said...

Downtown rehab, sometimes it works grandly and sometimes it goes through about a dozen phases, each one promising what the last couldn't deliver. Hope your downtown works, it is nice and clean, I like the brick work.

Photo Cache said...

Nice tour of your city.

Barb said...

Looks like a cute little area of boutique shops. I agree - that old building would be great restored. I really like your Header, FG!

Susie of Arabia said...

They did a really nice job with this building - thanks for showing it to us, Tom!

SJ said...

like the snow flakes lighting deco

A smile from SJ =)

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the header, and not a flake of snow in sight! Great shots.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat pictures, Tom... I hope someone buys that old hotel and fixes it up.. The Alley next door is fabulous... Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Evelyn Howard said...

Looks like a quiet place. Lovely photos - they give a good sense of the place. Looks cold...

SandyCarlson said...

I admire this kind of effort and hope the hotel comes back to some kind of life.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Great! In the city far from where i live, like the ones you showed us are aplenty and they are really really cool!

Jack and Joann said...

Acorn Alley----why not buckeye Alley. It reminds me of old parts of Charleston, SC.

Rajesh said...

Great pictures of lovely place.

Powell River Books said...

I like the alley shops. Looks like a great place to stroll and shop. I invite you to come see my snowy airport. - Margy

Carolyn Ford said...

What a nice place to spend some time shopping or just walking. This is a wonderful restoration of the downtown we all really prefer. Very nice post.

Japa said...

Beautiful urban scenes and photos.

LadyFi said...

Acorn Alley looks good.. hopefully the rest of the area will be restored to glory!

Shelley said...

That Acorn Alley looks like a nice place to walk and visit the shops!

JOE TODD said...

Looks like a great place to shop and the old hotel needs to be explored. What stories it could tell LOL

Dirkjogt said...

It was again nice to visit your world. Thnaks for sharing.

George said...

Acorn Alley looks like a neat development. I hope something can be done with the old hotel.

Glennis said...

There is an appeal about your Acorn Alley, but it might be cold and damp by the river at times, I am sure it would be very pleasant at other times. I would like shopping there I think.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love that Acorn Alley. So cozy looking.
It would be neat if they would refurbish that old hotel.
Some companies have been doing some of that refurbishing around here.