"Walk the Talk" Tour and Discussion in Downtown GB

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us on Saturday, May 2nd at 10 am to participate in “Jane’s Walk,” an international festival of walking tours named after Jane Jacobs, who was a community organizer and advocate for regional economies, active throughout the late 20th century. (more about Jane Jacobs here.)  Our walk will highlight the economic, historical and cultural significance of downtown Great Barrington, while facilitating a conversation about opportunities for future sustainable economic development.  We will stop at BerkShares banks and patronize BerkShares businesses along the way. View the route below.

Check out the Facebook event here.

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Walk the Talk - Saturday May 2, 2015
Approximate arrival times

10:00 Am – Great Barrington Town Hall
Gathering & welcome. Discussion of municipal versus citizen role in town planning.

10:15 Am – Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
Exchange your dollars for BerkShares to spend on specials along the walk!

10:25 AM – Snap Shop
Steve Carlotta & Tony Carlotta’s Snap Shop has been on Railroad Street since 1972. What changes have they seen over the years?

10:30 AM – Lauren Clark Fine Art
Lauren Clark features local artwork and crafts at her gallery, including Daniel Bellow Porcelain, which uses clay from local business Sheffield Pottery. What would it look like if we sourced all of our home goods and art locally?

10:45 AM – Fuel Coffee Shop
Robin and Will Curletti run Fuel Coffee Shop on Main Street.  In addition to offering delicious food and drink, Fuel displays local artists and provides ample bulletin space for community events and notices. (Small Fuel coffee & mini chocolate croissant from Bizalion's available for 3B$)

11:15 AM – 100 Bridge Street
The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire is redeveloping the former New England Log Homes site, which will be the new home of the Great Barrington Co-op Market and will offer affordable & market-rate housing as well as additional commercial space. What do we want to see on this site?

11:30 AM – Housatonic River Walk
Along the River Walk we will find the birthplace of W.E.B. DuBois & the remnants of William Stanley's Factory. How has the river shaped our culture and economy?

12:00 AM – Prairie Whale
Finish the walk at the Prairie Whale for more discussion and fine food and drink! (Walk the Talk special: Green Grits & Ham & Mini-Mimosa or local beer available for 10B$)