Sunday, October 31, 2010
I came across this article about Cape Cod... a place that is obviously near and dear to my heart, and thought the majority of what P. J. Thomas says is very true, I took exception to his portrayal of the Town of Hyannis, especially the Main Street area.
You may read his article here.
The following is my reply:
Your article is “spot on” as far as the wonderfulness of this place called Cape Cod… until you come to the part about Hyannis. It was there, that I wondered if this article was written back in the 1990′s. Main Street in Hyannis is far from bleak, as portrayed.
A daytime stroll down Main Street, of all the various shops and the village green is made all the more delightful by a stop in to the Common Grounds for an all natural smoothie or a vegan repast – you’ll think you’ve stumbled into Middle Earth, with all the carved wood, nooks and crannies… not to forget the “characters” who inhabit the place, with their long beards and interesting clothing. On Main Street you can get a tattoo, satisfy a sweet tooth, shop for an evening gown and pick up some beads and things to make jewelry, or purchase some locally handcrafted fine jewelry, if you prefer.
A quick walk will take you down to the waterfront, where you can watch the fishermen unload their catch, have a snack and a drink across the street on a balcony overlooking the harbor, and then back across the street to catch a ferry to the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.
The night life alone on Main Street in Hyannis, is worth a visit. From the fine dining of Alberto’s, to a pasty pie at the BBC, or, tapas and karaoke at Embargo’s… just a few of your possible stops… you won’t find a more pleasant place to spend an evening.
Hyannis is booming, in-spite of the downturn in economy, and is a great destination here on Cape Cod, for SO many reasons.
So... what do you think? Am I right, or is P.J.?
Feel free to comment below. :)