Check out this nice Boston Globe travel feature on Williamstown in the winter.  I note that the Downtown Williamstown website has been nicely fleshed-out.  Anyone hear any scoop on the anticipated start date for the Subway / Purple Pub project?  Students have gone without cheap late night eats and the best off-campus bar for far too long.  I’m also curious to hear whether Paresky has annouced any plans for the former Subway building, which will be demolished at some point (hopefully sooner rather than later as it is quite an eyesore in the middle of downtown).  Considering that this was a hideous building and a waste of valuable Spring Street frontage as a single level-structure, anything that replaces it should be an upgrade.  Although I hope the architects follow the Tunnel City building model, rather than create another hideous suburban strip-mall wannabe like the Spice Root / Sushi Thai Garden building erected after the last major Spring Street fire.

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