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Klassy Glass and friends putting on downtown party Thursday evening

August 15, 2011 | Chad Conine | Around Town
Klassy Glass and friends putting on downtown party Thursday evening
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When I last wrote to you, dear WacoFork reader, I mentioned the change in style and name of a certain downtown night spot.

Remember? The blog about Metro on Friday. Well if you don't remember, but you're reading this, you're probably on the blog page, so just scroll down a little and you'll find it.

Metro and the Legacy Cafe & Art Gallery joined a certain mini-revolution in downtown Waco. In case you haven't noticed, things have changed on the 700 block of Austin Ave. To further the revolution, Klassy Glass is hosting a Business After Hours in grand fashion on Thursday night.

Klassy Glass, along with its neighbors Metro, Legacy Cafe, Garrett's, The Birdhouse, Suit City and the Melange boutique — pretty much the whole block — have joined forces to turn Business After Hours into a full on Block Party. The event, set for 5-7 p.m., will feature free food and drink, an entertainer/master of ceremonies as well as drawings for prizes at some of the businesses. The street will be blocked off, so don't attempt to drive all the way down Austin Ave. on Thursday evening.

In case you're unfamiliar with Business After Hours, it's a Chamber of Commerce deal. So if your interest in this Block Party is piqued, but you're not sure about fitting in, then join the Chamber of Commerce, I guess.

If you're already a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and you consider yourself to be opportunistic, then you won't want to miss the Block Party. Free food and prizes. Need I write more?

It's also a good chance to become familiar with the changing face of downtown. Klassy Glass opened in January. I've been in there a few times and I have to say it does make me feel classier.

Garrett's has been rolling since April and, judging from the reviews I'm hearing, it's beginning to get its wheels under it.

And of course Metro and Legacy Cafe opened last week.

Talk about a revolution. Well, you know, we all want to change the world.