Weaver Street Market one fine day I passed shopper just around
the corner form the famous Carr Mill Commons. He looked at
me and said "Weaver Street Rules!" and raised his
fist in what looked like a "right on" salute to
looking over Carrboro.
I said "Right on Brother! Weaver Street does rule!"
Feeling like a complete hipocrite and hoping no one saw and
Street is a great place to hang out and I love taking my daughter
there regardless of the constant fear that she will run into
one of the many kid magnets...The Street. As I thought about
it, maybe the guy was right, maybe Weaver Street does rule....
I started to recount the good things about Weaver Street and
Carr Mill and I came up with 7 reasons why Weaver Street may
a central meeting place that anyone can come to is a great
addition to the community. I love that I can take the free
bus to Weaver Street and then sit around the commons area
with my daughter wandering through the yard and stopping to
visit people we know. All without spending a dime.
2. It's a great
place to find out what's going on around town with people
handing out flyers and selling tickets.
3. When I'm tired
and need to relax.... the benches are a great place to crash
for a few hours..... or even under the tree if I brought my
4. When I'm bored....
I know I'll be able to watch Bruce dance, hoopers hooping
and an occassional musician playing an impromptu concert.
5. I love to take
my dog there. What other place will give you a bowl to feed
him with as well as clean up after your dog when he dumps
on the lawn?
6. The pond and
the tree are an incredible diversion for my daughter. She
loves climbing the trees, walking around and throwing pebbles
in the pond. She has developed a new game of seeing how fast
she can run on the wall with out falling off and even though
she has fallen a couple of times she hasn't landed on a rock
yet, so until does, I'll keep her running. And if she falls
in the pond, I'm hoping that her infant swimming lessons worked.
She has also gained quite the reputation of the Olga Korbutt
of Carrborro, thanks to her training in the trees.(it's either
that or pay for a baby sitter!).
7. Where else can you go that you can drink a quick brewski
or a bottle of Boonesfarm without being hassled for it?
So yes.... he's
right.... Weaver Street Rules!!!....but what is that white
sign they just planted near the Grass..