Saturday, January 24, 2015
This morning, while waking up to the radio, I heard a traffic report that had Commercial Drive closed to motor vehicles between Charles and Kitchener Streets due to fire.
Because I was in need of groceries, and because I sit on the board of the People's Co-op Bookstore (located between Charles and Kitchener), I decided to pick up my produce on Commercial, and make sure our bookstore was okay.
As it turns out, the bookstore was fine, but Beckwoman's across the street is not. No damage to the businesses on either side of Beckwoman's, nor to Ms. Beck(wo)man (who was standing outside the shop consoling patrons), only to Beckwoman's.