GREAT times at this past week’s tweetup! Thanks to everyone — whether you tweeted about it, blogged about it, offered words of support, or just plain showed up — who made it happen. I noticed a LOT of new faces (yay) and a few missing regulars (boo), but it seems like everyone in attendance had a great time. If you’ve never been to one, our Central PA tweetups (which, by definition, includes all of the contributors to blogHarrisburg) take place on the third Thursday of every month, from 7-9pm, in The Abbey Bar at ABC Harrisburg.
This is your friendly neighborhood blogHarrisburg Tweetup reminder for August 2008:
CORRECTION: The date was previously listed incorrectly. The correct date is 8/21.
First off, thanks to everyone who showed up at July’s meetup! It was great hanging out with the regulars once again, and getting to meet a whole slew of new faces was inspiring to say the least. It’s really quite impressive to see this big of a community forming in what is arguably a medium-sized city in a very rural state. Judging by the steady growth of the past meetups, August’s promises to be even bigger.
Wow. Last night’s meetup at The Abbey Bar was easily the best-attended yet! I don’t have an official headcount, but there were easily two dozen people in attendance. Off the top of my head, the night saw @EdGrohl, @Dani_Pa, @KathleenLD, @mattyfo, @shawnfarner, @rorowe, Daniel Victor, Jersey Mike, Josh Karns, Bill Bostic, Sara Bozich, Roxbury News, Scott Giambalvo, and even the editor of the Central PA Gazelle stopped by (I never would’ve guessed who is behind that!). I know I missed some people here — rest assured your omissions are due to my poor memory and not some nefarious status quo — so please comment if you were in attendance!
Starbucks announced last week that they will be closing 600 stores nationwide. This will reduce the national average number of Starbucks per street corner to approximately 3.7. Although it was said that no Central PA locations will be closing, WHP is reporting that two area ‘Bucks will be going under. One of them is the store on Paxton Street (which I didn’t know existed), and the other is the Third & Market location in SoMa (which is about half a block from the Strawberry Square location).