I was away only 10 days, but I admit, I hadn't been to either of the Zest Cafes much since the Red Gallery Morning Room opened. So imagine my surprise last week when I ran into Zest on Church Street for a quick coffee, glanced up, and discovered that quirky Fantasmaloria shop was gone! I knew the yarn and costume shops had moved out of the premise, but I didn't expect this.
With the population increase and parking problems, some architects are advocating for 4- and 5-story buildings in the central business district of Nelson, instead of the current-norm of 2-story ones. Elsewhere, you wouldn't be surprised to see a "pencil" building go up in a space like this, but I hope not in Nelson.
The red building to the left is Stingray.