Friday, August 12, 2011

The Promenade

"Wayzata is known as the Gateway to Lake Minnetonka that people love for its village feel and distinctive shopping and dining, and we feel both the design and Promenade name reinforce what makes Wayzata such a special community. Though the pronunciation is different, the name for the senior housing project was inspired by the seaside village of Folkestone in England. There, Folkestone is a thriving resort area known for its broad promenades, prominent green spaces and breathtaking views.”

- Wayzata Bay Redevelopement Company press release, January, 2011


The only contemporary time I have heard the word "promenade" used consistently (and incessantly) was in the television series 7th Heaven. It was an episodic meeting place where the 7th Heaven extended family met for subterfuge and clandestine romantic trists with 2nd, 3rd and 4th cousins.


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