Right across the street, is a place that used to be D'amici's.
As you can see, they're still working on the sidewalks but they've moved to the other side of the street now.
In the movie Pecker, by John Waters, D'amici's was where Pecker worked (though called something else in the movie). Most of Pecker took place right on the Avenue here in Hampden.
What happened to D'amici's is somewhat of a mystery. They just closed one day, earlier this year, and never re-opened. So, check it out, people! Prime corner location right across the street from us. Sure it needs some work, but think of the possibilites...here are some suggestions:
- Another coffee shop. Yes, we can actually use another.
- 24 Hour diner. Be junkie central!
- A Knit Cafe. Whatever.