NORWICH BULLETIN (March 3, 2019) — There’s always been a way to get a beer on Broadway during the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Green Budweiser bottles and shots of Jameson at Billy Wilson’s Ageing Still are already as essential a part of the 6-year-old event as the bagpipes and politicians.
But as Norwich’s empty storefronts slowly fill in with businesses, the crowd filling downtown streets Sunday had a few other options.
Beverly Jones stood close to the door of Craftsman Cliff Roasters Coffee & Cacao, clutching a hazelnut latte that owner Matthew DuTrumble made for her. The coffee shop, not usually open on Sundays, was packed for its first St. Patrick’s Day parade after it opened last spring.