“I am not a community organizer,” said Ari Gersen, owner of Longfellow Books on Monument Way. But the startling policies enacted by the Trump administration have caused the merchant to reconsider the role an independent bookstore plays in an increasingly diverse city. “I happen to have a space in downtown Portland. I can’t change policies […]
The possible sites range from large stretches of industrial land on the border with Westbrook to a narrow strip off Washington Avenue in one the the city’s hottest neighborhoods.
Street performing, or busking, for tips is an age-old practice. According to the Busker Street Union, it’s a tradition going back to medieval Europe where local merchants would invite entertainers to their storefronts, plazas and public squares to attract pedestrians and increase business. As far as I know, nobody invited Tim Burns and Joshua LaChance down to […]