Little by little we have watched boutiques, bakeries, and renovations making their way down Greenwood Avenue and as each storefront transitions I’m more and more aware of how this reminds me of Ballard say 10 or 15 years ago. The classic architecture of these little storefronts with their picture windows showcasing their merchandise is absolutely darling and much more pedestrian friendly than the slick new buildings popping up all over town. You really get the feel for an area if you’re walking or bicycling and I would encourage all of my friends to take a moment and visit the street that defines our neighborhood. As you meander down Greenwood Avenue, you can enjoy the Second Friday Artwalk, which on May 8th will feature our friend, local photographer Marlin Greene at Windermere Greenwood (311 North 85th Street) from 6 to 8 pm. If you’re on a lunch time stroll, consider stopping at Martino’s for the tasty grilled Chicken salad, yum! Or if you’re just thinking about getting in a quick stroll before making a TGIF party at home, the weekly Farmer’s Market will be reopening behind the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Friday afternoons. I look forward to entertaining you with my cello at our office for Marlin’s show of Landscape Photographs on May 8th if you can stop over for a bit.