By Claire DeFrancisci and Bekah Landers
“What are we supposed to do this weekend?” said sophomore Justice Gunter. “With the bridge closed I can’t get to St. Matthew’s [mall] and there isn’t anything to do over here.”
Contrary to the popular belief, there are ways to have fun without dealing with the traffic. From going out to eat, shopping, seeing a movie, and even just getting that downtown feel, the downtown areas of New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Clarksville are filled with plenty of things to do that are not going to be a hair-pulling disaster across Sherman Minton.
Downtown New Albany flourishes with fun activities to do, see, and eat. This weekend discover new things by making a day of exploring the downtown area. Have a brunch or late breakfast at Toast on Market, a common favorite of some students of FC.
Explore the artistic side of New Albany by going to places like the Carnegie Center which offers local history and contemporary art. Open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and admission is free. Have a treat from Rookies Cookies or Patticakes & Pies cafe. End the trip with an afternoon walk by the river or going to The Gallery on Pearl St.
“Shermageddon” is not the end of the world, there are plenty of places to have a good time with friends on this side of the river.