Between the early and the late services this morning, I talked to a few parish members and learned about a community event this afternoon called Penn Fest. Some of the businesses and the City put together a small summer get-together this afternoon, and also unveiled some ideas for a planned redevelopment around the intersection, which would include making it more green and friendly for walking.
However, some people expressed concern about the future of the small businesses there. There are more than enough chain coffee shops in the area. When other areas of the city were redeveloped, none of the former tenants came back. And there are some wonderful, unique small businesses here, that no one wants to lose: Fireside Pizza, Penn Cycle, Homestead Pickin' Parlor, Koram Tae Kwan Do School, and the Lariat Lanes Bowling Alley.
There is a rumor that when Mick Jagger comes to town, he goes bowling at the Lariat Lanes.
So, maybe that's what the song, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" is all about.
All these years, his one ambition has been to bowl a perfect game.