Week 13 after the Corner Bar burns: From a neighbor’s perspective

By Kimberly Smith

Kimberly’s Boutique, Downtown Rockford

A view from a neighbor’s window.

Wow it’s amazing to me how a large beautiful old building can now look so small and fragile.

The ground is being dug out to this massive hole. The wind is whipping around the empty holes where windows once stood. Will this old lovely stay upright? This is a question I personally have had from the beginning. It’s amazing to me that this single wall can stay upright. The Christmas wreath on the fence gives it a little bit of a “Merry Christmas Y’all” feeling.

If you haven’t been down by the dam yet please go. It’s a Kodak moment for sure. Wow we are truly blessed to have this in our little Pleasantville. The Christmas spirit is all over Rockford. Carriage rides, music playing, beautifully decorated storefronts, hot chocolate, and the best shopping anywhere. Come on down and experience downtown Rockford.