On Thursday night, The Bold Italic hosted the ClemenTime microhood on Clement in the Richmond. If it sounds familiar, it's because this was actually the second annual ClemenTime event. Merchants and revelers gave us so much positive feedback from the first ClemenTime that we had to do it again! And, judging from the packed shops and big smiles we saw everywhere on Thursday, people had even more fun this time around.
The event was more than just shopping, though. It was a chance for people who live around Clement Street to meet neighbors and invite friends out to their neck of the woods. So many people thanked us for hosting an event in the Inner Richmond because they're sick of having to leave their hood to go out.
We met a few people who had never been to the Inner Richmond and were excited to find so much going on there. Hopefully they've been convinced to come back again, on their own.
To help everyone find their way around, our friends at Mosey created a handy customized ClemenTime map. Oh, and they were giving out chocolate prizes. Did you do a Mosey madlib with these friendly guys above?
We also ate some awesome food at ClemenTime. Doc's of the Bay – a popular food truck that often frequents SoMa – was serving up incredible burgers and sandwiches right on Green Apple Book's doorstep. But the winner for most unusual food goes to Satellite Republic, who served Georgian dumplings. Georgia the Eastern European country, not the Southern state, that is. They were posted up out front of Foggy Notion in an awesome vintage moped/trike.
We also doled out the drinks at Park Life, Foggy Notion, Seedstore, and Green Apple. The Richmond District YMCA offered free gift wrapping and card decorating and other area shops offered special deals, free ice cream, popcorn, raffles, and live music!
Overall, it felt like a giant party. Thanks so much to everyone who participated and made this the best ClemenTime yet!
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