The last time Aaron and I opted to stay in a "vibrant" area of town, we found ourselves at the corner of Crack & Murder in San Francisco.  Despite this, we decided to take a look around the Hansaring area of Münster, as a possible place to rent our next apartment.  It's described as up and coming, with old warehouses being converted into lofts and young professionals and families moving in by the dozen.  Luckily, not only is the area genuinely vibrant, but it made me nostalgic for Hamilton.  Since the rent is cheap, a lot of young people are able to open up shop where they otherwise couldn't.  Walking around, we were reminded of James St. North, where people with a passion have found a niche in which to express it.  One such place was this cafe, the name of which is escaping me, but I will try to track it down.   The girls, who just 2 weeks ago did the enviable task of opening up their own shop, were cute.  They were able to decorate their cafe like an eco modern dollhouse, complete with disco ball and hip music.  Our girls could not resist the "disco beat" as Claudia said, referencing her favourite poem "Funky Snowman".   Even if we don't end up finding a place nearby, we plan to return and show our support to the young and adventurous.  
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Katie
3/10/2011 06:26:30 am

Someone once told me to move to Hamilton, it's very "up and coming." Biggest lie ever told. I hope Munster's version of up and coming is a bit more truthful. And I KNEW you were talking about Funky Snowman as soon as you said Disco Beat.

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Tasha
5/10/2011 07:12:44 am

I'm very glad Tara that you do see past yes some of the things wrong with Hamilton but still take in the fact that it has history, some really great shops and yes the adventourous who dare to make a name for themselves. Busniess these days is hard but maybe one business I know in the future that will grow just might be yours. Put a name to those pictures and I'm sure you could do great things with a carma it is very much a great idea to explore. You already have such an eye for a great picture. NO LIE !!!!!!! Eloise dancing in the first picture makes me wanna dance with her. The cafe does look very nice. Seem's like that was a very enjoyable coffee break made me smile :) ! keep smiling and keep writing xoxo to all 4 of you's.

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