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About a half mile north of Eliot, in the King Neighborhood, is a small neighborhood venue perfect for watching local theater. Now in their sixth season, Portland Playhouse will be presenting a family friendly production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens this December. As a neighborhood theater, they want to ensure all their neighbors are able to attend. Eliot Neighbors can see the show on Saturday December 14th at 7:30 for a 20% discount.
Dreamers Marketplace started out with a big dream of having an open outdoor market in the Summer, an indoor market in the Winter and a pod of Food Carts. Within a year or so most of the vision had vanished. 3 years later it fully came to an end when the final food cart – Pepper Box - packed up.
As the fire broke out on Monroe and MLK early Thursday morning much of the neighborhood became aware. It may have been the heat, the flames, the sirens, the smoke, or a knock on the door. Very few didn’t know about it.
This is my experience that morning. It is nothing like those who lost their homes, but I thought I would share anyway.
The 5 story apartment complex on the corner of Monroe and MLK was vacant and still under construction when fire broke out Thursday August 8th around 4:15 AM. The 5 Alarm fire was considered one of the biggest in the city in recent history. Fire trucks lined a closed MLK Blvd. for several blocks as 120 firefighters doused the blaze.
A few weeks ago while running an errand to Hankins Hardware, my wife and I noticed a new restaurant had opened on the corner of Fremont and MLK. Technically, that particular corner is just outside of the Eliot Neighborhood, but it is close enough!
The Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting for July 8th has been cancelled. Check back next month for the August agenda.
Over the next week or so you may notice a few changes to eliotneighborhood.org as we kick the tires on some “Look and Feel” changes. Don’t worry, the great content you have come to love will still be here, and for the most part will be in the same place. Can’t find something? Have a thought on the design? Feel free to comment!