Friday, June 5, 2009

NoMi Candy To Promote Our Neighborhood...



Photos By John Hoff

A few days ago, Realtor Connie Nompelis (No-buhl-iss, it's Greek) was passing out candy like it was Halloween, promoting the NoMi neighborhood branding effort with M & Ms bearing the words "GET TO NOMI." A lot of this candy was handed out at the Victory 44 restaurant and bar right after the NoMi calender photo shoot.

"How much did you pay for these?" I asked.

"Too much," she answered.

"Seriously," I pressed. "HOW MUCH?"

She answered $50 for four bags. Is there any crazy thing we won't do to support our neighborhood and push forward its rapid revitalization?

I should add that Victory 44 restaurant has calamari that tastes like it was made by squid-loving angels, plus at least one VERY HOT WAITRESS who was willing to pose for a photo with Hawthorne Housing Director Jeff Skrenes just because...well, why not? He is the Hawthorne Hawkman, after all, and X-men mutants need love, too. (See prior post about Jeff's long, slow physical recovery after taking on some evil phone book dumpers)

I asked the waitress if any "Victory 44" shirts were for sale and she said, well, there had been some talk, recently, about selling some of the shirts to customers. I said if the bar shirts said something about the "NoMi" neighborhood, well, then I'd buy one for sure.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Hawthorne Hawkman, looking good my friend!

The PT is doing you right!

The Mortgage Geek said...

Skree-ness. It's Norwegian.

Ranty said...

FYI, the website of this excellent new NoMi restaurant is:

http://www.victory-44.com

AND... The proprietors have blogs themselves. Visit them at:

http://benunfiltered.wordpress.com/

and

http://www.erickharcey.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Skree-ness, it's Geek.