We can’t count the number of times suggestions have been made to “fix” downtown Derry so that it will attract more foot traffic and more customers. Consultants have been hired and let go, locals and non-locals have offered their advice, yet nothing seemed to stick.
But there’s a change in the air, and it’s not just the coming of crisp fall weather. Andy Day, the owner of two of downtown Derry’s newer businesses, the Cask and Vine and The Drinkery, often holds themed events. He suggested taking that another step further with a bigger themed event for all interested downtown businesses, and came up with “Here’s Looking at You, Derry.”