This place has developed in that fine-grained way that can only come about as the sum of many individual, ever-refining calculations. It takes long periods of time for these places to emerge. They go through phases and begin to take shape and coalesce. They evolve into an authentic place where people live, work and socialize. For certain, they do not spring up overnight with contrived variety or purely commercial purpose. The human sense cannot be fooled by the commercial improvisation of such places—the made-to-order destination. Open for shopping.
My office is located just across the street from South Park, so this place has become ingrained in the fabric of my daily life. South Park has become one of my rituals; a mantra. My coffee house.