Out & About in the City

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Halloween is still nine weeks away, but that doesn’t mean that work hasn’t begun to prep for the ghoulish event. In fact, it seems at though the folks at Halloween Alley, pictured above, are busy setting up shop at this year’s pop-up location at 1240-18th Street.  They are hoping for a September 1st opening.  This will be their 4th season in Brandon.

Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9:30 am -9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holidays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Each year they collect used costumes so everyone can celebrate Halloween.  This year the YWCA Westman Women’s Shelter will be the recipient of all donated costumes.
 Residents in the West end of the city are no longer faced with a detour as the Traffic Circle at 34th Street and Willowdale Crescent recently reopened. It was closed at the end of June for complete reconstruction, using concrete versus asphalt. It’s looking mighty fine!
If you haven’t been to the Shoppers Mall lately, you’ll be in for a bit of surprise. Construction is well underway at the Southwest corner of 18th Street and Richmond Avenue for freestanding restaurants that will complement existing interior food services that are part of the mall community.

 ’Tis the season! A construction crew works today along the 400 block of 21st Street in the University Ward. Kudos to all the crews who’ve been working long hours this summer to get projects done in and around the city.