By Leslie Yager
As Greenwich sidewalk sale days kicked off Thursday morning, streams of cars descended on central Greenwich, and by 9:30am parking spots had filled.
An unmarked police car snagged a double-parked car on Greenwich Ave., and right around the corner a tow truck removed an illegally parked car.
Take the time to park legally and be careful to feed your meter or, if you get a spot on a residents-only side street, check the restricted hours. Many side streets are residents-only from 11:0oam til 2:00pm. Milbank Ave is okay to park, but only after 10:00am.
Parking aside, the bargains are terrific.
Bruce Park Sports on Mason Street featured racks of items priced at $2.00 and $5.00.
All up and down the Ave there were jewelry displays, summer tunics, sunglasses, beach bags, toys, sneakers, and all manner of bargains.
Outside St. Mary Church at 178 Greenwich Ave, volunteers tended a tag sale and bake sale. Stop by for refreshments and support them in their charitable projects.
Outside Vineyard Vines at 145 Greenwich Ave, not one, but two tents featured bins full of bargains, though you’d think by the crowds they were giving it away.
Outside Atelier 360, at 83 Greenwich Avenue, browsers flocked to the racks of clothing. The store features luxury handmade goods curated from sustainable fashion marketplaces of the world. The concept is to sell artisan products to preserve local economies and traditions and products manufactured with regard to environmental, economic and social responsibility. Sadly, posters in the windows indicate the location is closing.
The 2014 Greenwich Sidewalk Sale Days are presented by Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. The sales run through Sunday, July 13.