Week nine after the Corner Bar burns: From a neighbor’s perspective

By Kimberly Smith

Kimberly’s Boutique – Downtown Rockford

Looking out my window…

Things are happening! I see two huge dumpsters in front of the Corner Bar. This is definitely a good sign. Everyone is waiting for things to start shaking. I wonder what items they’ll keep from the contents?

Our weather has taken a quick change too. The snowflakes, chilliness and time change gives us a closer to Christmas feeling! We all love Christmas time. It is time to get rid of the mums and dig out your wreaths and lights.

I know in the retail world Thanksgiving and Christmas time is now. Receiving and merchandising is now! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everywhere you’ll go in Rockford. Christmas open house is right around the corner on November 17th and 18th. Good times ahead, so please visit your downtown businesses. All kinds of good things are yet to come in 2017!