I realize that this story may not interest everyone, but I love it.
This is a picture of Falk’s Market in Plainville, MA.
During the 1980’s, it was a place where the children in the town bought penny candy from Mr. Falk. It was the preferred destination of young children on bicycles.
Over the years, Falk’s Market began to deteriorate. By the turn of the century, it was becoming an eyesore. Everyone in the town had fond memories of Falk’s Market, but no one seemed to have the knowledge or the money to know what to do with it.
In 2013 it was torn down by its new owner–‘Wimpy Kid’ author, Jerry Kinney. Mr. Kinney had hoped to restore the building, but the foundation was beyond repair. The new building is currently under construction.
This is a picture of the new building:
It is wonderful to see the new building going up, but there is something even more wonderful in store for Plainville.
The Sun Chronicle reports:
They have said they want the new Falk’s Market to be a gathering place for the community and have set aside space in it for public meetings.
“When Julie and I bought the building we wanted to make sure it served to bring the community together,” Kinney said.
“An independent bookstore that sells gifts seemed like the perfect fit. With the function space we’ll have on the second floor, it’s our hope that we can create events for the community that are enriching and fun.”
Although rumors have been floating for months that the new building would house a bookstore, Kinney did not confirm it until he made a presentation at a conference in New York.
He provided more details to The Sun Chronicle this afternoon.
“We think that a bookstore will capture the spirit of what made Falk’s Market special and give people who live in Plainville and the surrounding towns a chance to come together,” he said.
Thank you, Jeff Kinney. You are definitely an asset to the community.