This won’t be a particularly long post and over the next couple of days I will be going through photos from the sign ceremony to post but today my heart was happy and full of joy.
I love this site, and I love the history it represents, and today I felt hopeful. Today I felt the old souls were pleased… and I could also feel more recent souls who loved Ebenezer whom I knew, Ann Christie and Al Terrell were smiling.
Also something unexpected happened. Today I got a thank you for my contributions to Ebenezer. That is a place that is so special to me, and the thank you was heartfelt. It came from Pastor April Martin and Bertha Jackmon. Coming from them that really meant something special to me. No one really has ever publicly recognized my efforts, and it’s one of those things where no brass band was ever needed, but a simple thank you today meant the world.
My relationship with the East Whiteland Historic Commission doesn’t really exist. I genuinely like a couple of the members and a few members past and present have always been truly really nice to me, and I enjoy speaking with them and knowing them a little bit, BUT I know most of those people do not like me, and a few do not go out of their way to make me feel welcome. And part of the things that have upset me about Ebenezer was trying to talk to them over the years. None of them are bad people, but they are quite cliquish, and not necessarily welcoming to someone like me, or anyone who isn’t their normal person.
Part of what I realized today is I don’t need their approval or permission to love local history. They honestly did a really nice job with the ceremony. Ebenezer’s graveyard is nicely cleaned up. A bunch of stones have fallen over but it’s partially the site itself, and there are new homes being dug around it. The plan is to restore the stones and cap the church ruin which is perfect.
There is a brand new website and fundraising will need to be done for the future and if there are folks who can set up a non profit to help Ebenezer live long into the future visit https://www.historicebenezerbactonhill.org/
It was really nice to visit Hiram and Joshua today too.
Many thanks to Chair of the East Whiteland Supervisors Scott Lambert and Manager Steve Brown for their support of preserving this historic site and for arranging all sorts of things today and East Whiteland PD for making a sometimes busy road behave today.
Again, I will post photos over the next few days. In the future I would like to plant daffodils and snowdrops by the grave stones after they are reset.
I am not trying to be sour grapes here, but when you read this press release disguised as an article embedded below makes you feel like a couple of recent people did everything with regard to the ruin of Ebenezer with no help from anyone else ever. The truth is, there have been a lot of people involved, who should be remembered and thanked.
It’s like a very large village has loved this site and helped and tried to help over the years.
Those of you who know me know that I have worked on this personally for years. I have made publicly available all the information I found and shared loads of photos.
I do not do things like this for atta girls or accolades, but people could say thank you once in a while.
And folks could also say thank you to the families of the late Al Terrell and late Ann Christie as well. And former scout Luke Phayre and his mother, historian Catherine Quillman, Tim Caban former chair of East Whiteland Historic Commission, Theresa Schatz and Susan Evans -former member of East Whiteland Historic Commission, and even Dr. Bill Watson from Immaculata who is always so patient and helpful when you have any questions. There are also all the people who once lived in the area who contributed to the oral histories I posted up and gave me photos to use. Like the artist Claude Bernardin.
Or how about Chester County resident and retired Air Force Colonel Howard Crawford West Chester Veterans Council and commander of the American Legion Post 134 who was instrumental in our Veterans Day ceremony in 2016 on the site? Or Doug Buettner and others over the years who helped clean up the site? Or how about those wonderful East Whiteland police officers who showed up in 2016 to help direct traffic during the Veterans Day ceremony and became part of the honor guard?
Ebenezer is very special to me, even if I am a middle-aged white woman with no relatives in the cemetery.
I am so happy that historical marker is going up here and that there is now a small chance and hope for preservation in the future that lasts. I know that the ruin is too far gone to do anything but stabilize because a few years ago I was the one along with my husband, who had a structural engineer who dealt with historic properties look at it and give a report.
I will attend this ceremony, and I will have a happy heart and a smile on my face, as I am grateful that this is getting some more recognition. But I just want people out there to recognize that there are a lot of people who have cared about this site over the years and helped to the best of their ability.
To get to this point, it’s not just because of recent events, there are years of things behind this and lots of people who cared. Other friends like Christine, Tia, Dana and Keica.
And when I first moved here, East Whiteland Township didn’t truly give a crap about the site. East Whiteland beyond some of the member of the historic commission started to give a damn when Scott Lambert became supervisor. As a matter of fact, when we did the Veterans Day ceremony in 2016, not one supervisor showed up. I remember at the time those of us who worked on that couldn’t believe that. We kept wondering what would it have taken for any of the three supervisors or manager to have shown up even for a few minutes?
I realize I’m like the inconvenient guest at a dinner party because you never know what’s going to come out of my mouth, but I think it’s important to recognize here that a lot of people, not just me, have contributed to saving and trying to save Ebenezer.
If you go to visit this site, I hope you feel all the happy souls like we do when we’re on the site. If you go tomorrow, that is when the marker is being unveiled at 1:30 PM on Bacton Hill Road in East Whiteland.
Regarding Igor the original escapee. I have to ask, why haven’t y’all mentioned his attempted escape in 2019? Yes, I found a docket from 2019 with an escape charge. Not just 2023.
So, what is this ? New math? Human error? Honest mistake? I can’t read?
Why can’t I find any coverage of the 2019 escape charge? It certainly begs the question of HOW MANY escapes attempted or otherwise have occurred from Chester County Prison? Has anyone asked the newly retired warden and perhaps his predecessors depending upon who is alive?
This is just insanity. WTF is going on in Chester County? You actually can’t blame District Attorney Deb Ryan because she took office in 2020. It was the 2019 election cycle that flipped the county to Democrat control, which means that there is plenty of blame to go around potentially politically.
So here we are on day 8 of the Brazilian version of Wile E Coyote on the loose. Who knew he would also expose the crazy underbelly of the prison too? Many thanks to one of my readers for the tip to check the court dockets on Igor.
I won’t hold my breath on substantive answers here. I am sure the AG will have y’all locked up tighter than a virgin on prom night.
May 19 started out as a normal morning in the Chester County home of James and Jenna Cleare. Then an escaped inmate waltzed through their backyard.
Igor Bolte, 30, used a walking trail behind the Cleares’ home in Pocopson Township as part of his escape route from the Chester County Prison, located about a half-mile away. He was taken into custody minutes later, thanks in part to the couple, who called police and prison officials immediately after spotting Bolte.
The sighting unnerved them, James Cleare said in an interview Thursday, but they tried to put it out of their minds. Then a second, much more dangerous inmate, convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante, escaped last week using the exact same method as Bolte: shimmying up to the facility’s roof using a narrow wall in an exercise yard.
Unlike Bolte, Cavalcante travelled in the opposite direction after he escaped, heading away from the Cleares’ neighborhood along Pocopson Road.
“It’s a slap in the face, and it feels like it’s up to us to decide to move from the place where another guy could hop a fence and be in our backyard, in eyeline of our daughter,” Cleare, 40, said. “I respect law enforcement like anyone else, but with every press conference it’s just ‘Keep your eyes peeled,’ never mind that [Cavalcante] is getting more desperate.” Cleare said he and his wife weren’t notified by the prison that Bolte escaped in May until they came face-to-face with him on their property. In fact, Cleare said they didn’t learn Bolte’s identity until Tuesday, when The Inquirer published a story detailing the identical method that Bolte and Cavalcante used to flee the prison.
So Danelo Cavalcante, a convicted murderer, is STILL on the loose. Nerves are frayed, everyone is on edge.
I think they need bloodhounds to catch the scent, I have seen only shepherds.
I have friends in the area. One sent me this picture taken near Longwood this afternoon:
I was astounded by the presser today. WHY was Danelo Cavalcante with everyone in an exercise yard with no guards IN the yard, and one lone person in some other security post who didn’t see him crab walk up a wall and slither out the way ANOTHER prisoner escaped in MAY. Oh and THAT prisoner is STILL in Chester County Prison. Don’t these people think prisoners communicate with one and other???
There are so many on the prison board who need to answer questions IMHO. How grossly understaffed, underpaid, and overworked are the people who work there? Is it as bad as the sheriff’s office?
Why wasn’t a convicted murderer waiting for state prison kept somewhere more secure?
If someone escaped recently from that exercise yard why was that yard open with no guards near where the prior escape occurred as a deterrent?
What exactly happened during the tenure of the recently departed warden and HIS predecessor?
Why is the current PA Attorney General seeming to control all of these matters in Chester County including flow of information? Why do we as Chester County residents hear about what the Attorney General is doing but we as residents aren’t hearing from AG Michelle Henry ?
People are not resting comfortably in their own homes all over the area.
Here’s hoping he’s caught soon.
Here’s hoping ALL Chester County officials involved with this prison debacle are held accountable no matter what their position or role in the county.
All we have are questions and no answers and a murderer literally on the loose.
As the hunt for Danelo Cavalcante entered its seventh day Wednesday, Chester County residents who live near the area of the search for the convicted murderer expressed a mixture of wariness and fatigue.
Cavalcante, 34, escaped from the Chester County Prison on Aug. 31 and has been spotted multiple times in wooded areas east of the facility in the intervening days, according to investigators….On Wednesday, the search for the fugitive shifted to an area around the Brandywine Creek in Chadds Ford. It was the second time that law enforcement had moved their perimeter: They moved slightly south on Tuesday, after a trail camera in Longwood Gardens recorded Cavalcante twice within an hour late Monday.
Outside of the post office in Chadds Ford on Wednesday morning, neighbors quickly ferried in and out of their cars as sirens flashed at a nearby checkpoint. Every so often, a helicopter circled overhead.
George Glauner couldn’t help but notice the tense atmosphere as he ran an errand, as the manhunt continued into its seventh day.
Glauner, 77, said he’d stepped outside of his house on Tuesday to find state police parked practically every 50 yards down Parkersville Road.
After learning that Cavalcante may have broken into several homes near the Chester County Prison, Glauner is keeping an extra eye on his back shed, where he believes Cavalcante could potentially hide.
“It’s tense,” Glauner said. “Doors are locked, cars are locked.”
The heavy police presence in the area caused a bit of inconvenience for Joe Delahanty, 40, who was stopped four times by officers on his way to work early Wednesday. During the last stop, on Creek Road, Delahanty said he was asked by a state trooper to open his trunk, as they checked passing cars for Cavalcante.
“This is the first time in nine years that I’ve felt the need to lock my house doors when leaving for work,” said Delahanty, who lives in Birmingham Township….”I understand it’s a heavily wooded area,” Delahanty said, “but between the drones, helicopters, and hundreds of cops, I feel like they should’ve gotten him by now.”
Caroline Sarkis, 53, who lives not far from Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, said the constant barrage of reported sightings of Cavalcante has left her feeling unnerved, unable to get much sleep….Jeanne Jacobson, who lives in the Kendall Crosslands retirement community, recalled Wednesday the constant swirl of police helicopters overhead the prior evening around dinnertime, and, more chillingly, the sound of a prerecorded message blasting through loudspeakers in which Cavalcante’s mother , speaking in Portuguese, urged her son to surrender.
“Last night was the worst,” said Jacobson, 88. “The entire community is locked down.”
My goodness. It seems Immaculata is on the receiving end of a Civil Rights/Employment Discrimination suit from someone who appears to have (or have had) tenure and is (or was) a department head?
Oh yes, indeedy. Meet Grimes vs. Immaculata University (2:23-cv-03357 filed August, 2023)
Civil Rights. Employment. Federal.
I have been hearing rumblings about Immaculata for a couple of years. To be honest, it totally bums me out. I mean you don’t want them to become the next Cabrini, right?
Anywhooo I have a soft spot for artists and the woman who filed is an artist and professor. Diane Grimes. On LinkedIn is says she is (was?) chair of department unless I am misreading? But not on Immaculata’s website?
I also heard recently that Immaculata’s former head of nursing left for Gwynedd Mercy, so is there something going on? As the years have progressed, is it fair to say fewer Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are around and it’s more lay people in leadership? The nuns always ran a tight, happy ship, so perhaps the new world order at Immaculata is having growing pains? Considering the amount of acreage they own that could be sold off, sure hope not, right?
Diane Grimes is quite accomplished. I do not know her, but I know she exhibits her art, which is beautiful, and she is a published author.
Soooo I don’t know but it’s a thing waiting to happen I am sure. These suits aren’t easy and here is what is on PACER is below. Here’s wondering if the media will find this interesting and how long it will take for someone to say I am “bashing” Immaculata for posting this.
Ahh development. This is Greystone in West Goshen. One word: HIDEOUS.
Living cheek to jowl. No real gardens. No individuality.
This was once a glorious estate. Of course, while it was a glorious estate in recent memory, there was a failed eminent domain attempt. So then after a few years the owners sold to developers. Was one action a direct result of a prior action? We’ll probably never know.
One of the things I love about this development is if you look at the last little bit at the edge of the road it looks like bad military base housing.
It is just too much development. It stresses the infrastructure in West Goshen.
Of course, in West Goshen there is a lot we will never know because everything is a state secret isn’t it? And there is still the questions about the recently deceased West Goshen employee by suicide, but has anyone else notice how no one is talking about that or what the cause was?
Sorry about that little segue, but it was kind of necessary wasn’t it?
OK back to bad development. Another amusement yesterday occurred as I was being horrified by the side of it is the giant Catalyst billboard on Lancaster Avenue in East Whiteland. It shows a giant photograph of lavender or maybe a salvia. Which is perfect for all of these people in these hideous developments, who can’t plant a flower pot full of flowers in their Welcome to Stepford plastic development. All they have to do now is gaze upon the giant electronic TV along Lancaster Avenue.
And this is what we’re becoming: just one bad development after the other. And if it’s not bad residential development now, we have to fear mega warehouses.
So class, where are the origins of these development woes and ills? The very greatly outdated Municipalities Planning Code. I mean it hasn’t been comprehensively updated since 1969, so don’t rush Harrisburg.
If you really want another shock, drive Ship Road in West Whiteland from King Road through to Lancaster Avenue. Try not to run off the road when you see the land laid bare and stripped for apartments and townhouses and other bullshit before you hit the corner.
This is Chester County. Is this what we really want?
I’m going to show you some photos next. They will remind you of all the ugly apartments being built here in Chester County, including next to Will and Bill‘s along 202, or dwarfing the Berwyn Tavern on Lancaster Avenue, or along 29 in East Whiteland. These photos were taken as a passenger driving along 95 towards the Betsy Ross Bridge. Essentially, it’s all the same ugly crap everywhere you go. Cheap to build, charge a fortune. Municipalities and residents left holding the bag.
We need to collectively as a county full of people demand better from our elected officials. And every state election, we need to make overdevelopment everywhere an issue, and we need to demand, not ask, but demand state reps and state senators remember for whom they actually are supposed to work for. And it’s not the largest donor or unions or construction lobbyists, it’s all of us.
Politicians should no longer be allowed to say how they love our area and it’s so beautiful. Or say look at all of the open space because all of the open space is disappearing. The ratio of what we’re saving as open space and farmland compared to development is a very unequal balance.
Pick a municipality. No one is immune from this.
Yes, I hate all of this development. Yes I say it out loud, and for those who think I hate all development, that’s actually not true, but we don’t see any thoughtful development anymore.
People wherever they live, need to take a stand. We need to stop the madness.
The literal world has been focused on this Chester County manhunt. Everyone has been watching the attempts to apprehend convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante since his escape from Chester County Prison LAST Thursday.
So now they think he’s near Longwood Gardens? Kennett? Chadds Ford?
I made a comment about people being really sick of this and somebody came back to me with a knee-jerk reaction that I need to cut lawn enforcement a break, that it’s tough terrain out there where they’re searching.
Ummm I’m not being mean or disrespectful or anything to law enforcement. I am merely showing people what I’m seeing. This has been a slog for everyone and particularly scary for residents around the prison and now Longwood Gardens, Kennett, etc. That’s not taking a dig at law enforcement. But hey at least we know the regular old knee-jerk reactions are still mingled in with everything that people in Chester County are feeling right now because a convicted murderer essentially walked away from Chester County Prison.
Then, early this morning if you check the police calls, there were sightings near some lot on Longwood Gardens property. The calls are below from Open MHZ.
Also, in this post are two excerpts from the presser did yesterday by the DA and law enforcement. Deb Ryan sounds angry, tired, and defensive. I guess on one hand I can’t blame her at all because of the questions getting lobbed at her, but on the other hand people are upset that this guy got out of the prison. Deb Ryan didn’t cause him to get out of the prison, and I know they can’t say anything while they’re investigating how these people have been escaping and who’s fault it is, but don’t chide the public.
The other reality I feel sadly is this whole scene is going to play out in the elections this fall as well. How can it not? And it could have a direct impact on those County row people either seeking higher office or maintaining their current office. Now, of course, that has been a very unpopular thing for me to verbalize but it’s kind of just there and I put words to it.
And then there are the people who have to criticize me for sharing live feed I found on Twitter last night from some guy who, yeah, has a past, but last night all he was doing was relaying information, and I found it interesting. I also found it interesting that he had some source inside one of those neighborhoods that the police were doing like the big searches on and it was this kid who was Facebook-living with him I think until other neighbors got upset.
Whatever this guy did in his past, he’s been playing it pretty straight with this and if he’s got cops that are willing to talk to him? He’s not the oracle, no, but listening to it was interesting and even more importantly, he gave the very accurate feel of what it was like being on scene.
A friend of mine said on social media, and I don’t necessarily disagree:
So apparently the escaped murderer is not within the 2 mile radius they had him trapped in. He’s now, or as of last night at 10:30, sight seeing at Longwood Gardens. Um, folks, what are we doing? Dude got himself a backpack and a change of clothes. How exactly does that happen? What are the chances of robbing a man who is also 5’2” and weighs 120 pounds? Seems like someone is helping him. Wonder what is next on his sight seeing tour through Chester County?
I still don’t understand how prison didn’t have a convicted murderer, waiting to go to a state prison, better secured. And I do think the public deserves answers to those questions sooner rather than later.
And then they’re all the other rumors that have been floating around about that prison often on for a couple of years. I am guessing like many other institutions like that, they have problems, but now they have to pay the piper and answer questions. And I would start with the warden who magically got placed on administrative leave two days before this happened and then after this happened resigned so is he falling on his sword? Is he covering for other people? I think the people of Chester County have a right to know.
I think there is a lot of shady crap going on in this county, and I don’t know that it’s necessarily a good thing or just a portent of things to come. And I think both political parties are to blame here. And given the fact that the Democrats are in charge, this would make me question any law-enforcement related elections this fall. Essentially any law enforcement related candidate backed by the current head of the Democratic Party of Chester County would be suspect to me right now.
We are a country that was historically designed on a two-party system. We need balance, and we don’t have balance. All we have are extremes in politics, and it’s not working.
These are just things I’m thinking about. No one has to act or vote or any other goddamn thing because I said so. But I think it would behoove people to become more educated about all political candidates on any level of government.
Now, if this Danelo Cavalcante makes it to Delaware, northern Delaware has a lot of marshes. Southern Delaware has a lot of open land. I honestly go back-and-forth on whether he has had assistance or not, but I can’t help but wonder. Except he is desperate enough that he could be doing all of this on his own. I don’t think he knows the terrain, so I hope eventually this will catch up with him.
I will also say this escaped prisoner has provided interesting Internet sociological studies. These are the situations that show the best and worst of human nature. I will keep sharing things as the spirit moves me because that’s the way I roll. If you don’t like what I’m writing about move on. But some of you need to learn how to be grown-ups.
If you see this guy call. There is a hotline set up that number is: 717-562-2987
According to the Daily Local yesterday, Danelo Cavalcante is actually the SECOND prisoner to escape this year? (How and why come to mind.)
There are NO updates I can find this morning except for people reporting helicopters all over Pocopson area again. Sadly, escaped prisoner is not a good look for our Chester County DA running for judge although it’s not her fault the prison is not keeping track of prisoners. Unless of course this was somehow planned? And if the prison is enough of a mess, are residents who live around the prison safe going forward?
And people seem surprised he’s still out there. From a why hasn’t law enforcement found him yet, maybe except if this guy was used to South American jungles, this heat might not bother him. And if he is short in stature he can hide like a kid.
They have helicopters but what about K-9 units?
This is like a Taylor Sheridan TV show come to life….
I have to giggle because Lady Dog Whistle is at it again. She is our fearless and full of forsooth Mistress of Downingtown area manners. And egads! Apparently she has a girl crush on the fake professor running for Downingtown school board, so she is here to be his erstwhile champion. (I also secretly think she wishes she could be me, but that’s a topic for another day!)
First of all, what makes this so funny is all these people that love to say I am so anonymous, etc. etc. have nothing to say when Lady Dog Whistle surfaces.
I wrote about her about a year ago and truthfully, don’t follow her because she’s somewhat predictable in her repertoire of passive aggressive slut shaming. She loves to lecture on what she perceives to be the ills of people basically objecting to any politician, or extremism, and politics, that she personally supports.
So Lady Dog Whistle of Downingtown, she’s doing her Lady Whistledown encore, and shockers I am the target. And super duper shockers I am a bad bad person:
Gosh! They wound me to the core! actually, they have provided a great deal of amusement on a Sunday for me. Let’s break it down.
First of all, this was not an inappropriate photo I posted it was a political lampoon/meme. It was directed at a politician, Chris Bressi, running for school board. Bressi as you know is the co-opt king of any local issue, buzz word, or trendy phrase that might get him a vote.
Yes Chris Bressi, we see you. I will leave it to you to decide if it’s the Royal We or just we as in everyone in general.
This was an event that this politician went to two co-op for his own gain. I have nothing to say about the event, or the people who threw the event other than it was their event not Bressi’s event and he rolled up looking like he was ready for a Godfather or Goodfellas revival. I did not cover the other person’s face to mock their heritage or their celebration, I covered his face because it wasn’t this person‘s fault that a subpar slimy sleazeball of a politician rolled up for photo ops. It was a smiley face, not a “derogatory emoji.”
I still think that politician “professore” Bressi is a horse’s ass. And it doesn’t make me a racist and it doesn’t make me a proponent of micro aggression or whatever Trendy, Wendy term Lady Dog Whistle, and the “professor” care to toss at me.
And given my personal Italian heritage, I can mock him all I want since he’s choosing to conveniently play up his now. He’s a joke and he’s an embarrassment to Italian Americans everywhere. Yes, I did say that out loud and I will again I am sure.
Expressing opinions about a subpar politician desperately seeking relevance and attention in order to get on the school board after scrubbing, his original social media profiles is not exhibiting “hate.” It is in fact me using my first amendment rights which are not subjective.
So Bressi wishes to wax poetic about his Italian American heritage? That’s fine if he’s actually telling the truth, because you only have his word for it. So now, in order to gain sympathy, all of a sudden he’s going to say that his family members were targeted by mafioso? Dude, that is so early Sopranos.
But let’s talk about Lady Dog Whistle for a moment. Apparently, she had an interview with a good “professor”? So that means she is one of his contemporaries. People are always tossing about who she might or might not be, and truthfully, I’ve never cared because she doesn’t matter to me. She is a nut bag who surfaces for little hatchet job attempts and then evaporates into her beige, beige world.
Poor Lady Dog Whistle must be really hard up. I think she’s written about me three times now. And every time she does it just brings me more readers and that’s delightful. This is what the second or third election cycle where she’s tried to make me an election issue in Downingtown? It’s kind very amusing that they are so fearful of me that as a non-politician, just one woman with one voice is a threat to their well being. They really need to get out more.
Essentially, if you are a person who believes in book banning, have issues with anyone whose sexual identity doesn’t match your narrow view of the world, extremism in politics, etc. Lady Dog Whistle is your gal. Kind of like Bressi, but I don’t think he’s anyone’s gal and he is just an extremist tarting himself up as the second coming of Christ to get himself elected so he can fill the Downingtown Area School District with fake inspirational posters from Staples.
My last word on this for today is something that is just cracking me up right now. Chris Bressi loves to post when they go low, we go high. So I’m guessing that phrase is also very subjective or he just lets other people do his dirty work for him.
Frazer Antiques is one of my favorite places and a happy place. Located at 351 Lancaster Ave, Frazer PA 19355 ( (610) 651-8299 ) and they are open for the most part open from 10 till 5 every day except major holidays.
It’s an old school shop of many vendors. It’s eclectic and fun. You have to go through and then double back because it takes a while to take everything in. I hadn’t been in to visit the ladies at Frazer antiques and months until today. And it was so fun because there was so much that was different and new old stuff.
I found a few quite reasonably priced treasures. One was a new old stock vintage lampshade that was finally the perfect shade for a vintage lamp I bought at an estate sale over 15 years ago and had rewired. It had a perfectly nice lampshade on it, but it just was never the right lampshade.
I also found a lovely little tole tray, wonderful vintage glass candlesticks, and the cutest little pierced tin lantern Christmas ornament !
It was so much fun and they had lots of foot traffic which is great. If you have not been, go! Plenty of parking in front and behind the store.