Watertown's Main Street is Kemp Avenue ... two lanes that go one way and west. It all started with the renovation of the Goss Opra House. Now it holds a great coffee place with wireless internet, a classy restaurant called Charley's, a place for traveling exhibits and art, and an incredible gift shop. We now have two new trollies that go from the Redlin Museum to Main Street/The Goss, and on to the Watertown Zoo.
The Birch Tree Gallery, where I show my photography, is on Kemp Avenue in Watertown. So I am getting reacquainted with Historic Uptown Watertown, South Dakota. The Mall on Highway 212 was the worst thing that could have happened to Kemp Avenue ... but it's no longer the place to be. Kemp Avenue is where it's at. Now Watertown Confectioners has opened across the street from the Birch Tree Gallery. Look out, Watertown Mall ... your days may be numbered.