Readers quickly responded to correspondent Sarah Mansur's article about Johnny's this week. (See story here.) Mansur reported how a local complaint about wine tastings at the popular grocery store-turned community hub, has the town reviewing its rules for alcohol-related events in residential zones. In the story co-manager Meghan Truesdell says they want to make the store on West Main Street "the tiny, little Weaver Street Market on this side of town."
We received several letters from Johnny's fans, which we'll begin printing Sunday.
"It would be wrong to let the loud voices of a select few disrupt the happy murmur of a large and engaging community as they enjoy everything that this new Johnny’s has to offer," writes Gabriel Whaley (left), who recounts his first free cookie at Johnny's after a healthy, but not-so-tasty celery juice he bought there.
"Instead of bashing those who have issue with Johnny’s, I encourage those making complaints to actually come and try this new Johnny’s before they so vigorously attempt to tear down the rebuilding and rebranding effort of what may have been a disruptive force in the past, but is now on the straight path to potentially become one of the town’s best and most unique assets."
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