Less Coffee in Naptown

The tough economic times are certainly turning the screws on the coffee baristas around Annapolis. The other morning pressed for time we decide to walk Grace our dog to Loews Annapolis Hotel to purchase coffee at Pronto, (rather than walk all the way to City Dock) and discovered they were closed ie. evidently no longer there. Meanwhile, without the Starbucks in front of Park Place and the long ago closing of Cafe Matisse, there are no longer any coffee shops between my house in Murray Hill and the offices of What’s Up? publishing.
Deeper into the heart of downtown I took note that Artini’s Boutique, a major champion of promoting downtown independent merchants is going out of business. No, they never sold coffee although they did sell elegant mixers and accessory items to go with beverages, but it does reinforce the fact that we just are not yet out of the economic gloom. Times are still tough for many retailers and small businesses. Which means we just have to work harder and walk further.
So the other morning, husband Peter and I, plus Grace the dog ended up walking down to City Dock anyway regardless of the time. And the good news is we got more exercise.
Happy Labor Day everyone.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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