by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014…
1. Downtown restaurants…
With the opening of Rocco’s Restaurant, in the former Lunchbox location, Monday, I’ve noticed an interesting trend. Downtown Wellington will have eight restaurants in the vicinity. Since moving here in 1992, I can’t remember Wellington having that many.
There is Rocco’s serving Italian, El Chili Verde serving Mexican, Fabiola’s serving Mexican, Barefoot Jerry’s serving American dishes; The Dore serving American dishes; Wishing Well serving homestyle food; Best of the Orient, serving Chinese; and The Donut Shop serving great donuts.
That’s quite a selection – all businesses owned by local people. It’s as if we have our own food court.
Ultimately, the onus is on you the customers to keep these businesses thriving. Downtown Wellington can only survive if it provides something unique that you can’t find elsewhere in town. But it is a two-way street. You, the customers, have to support these unique businesses.
The downtown has always been the lifeblood of the community – and that hasn’t changed.
If you’re hungry go get something to eat downtown. And while you are there kill two birds with one stone and get a little of your Christmas shopping out of the way.
And if you aren’t downtown, Penny’s Diner, Andy’s Restaurant, The Great Wall, Mi Casita and the various fast-food restaurants are sure to satisfy your tastebuds.
2. Veteran’s Memorial…