What good is replacing the sidewalks doing when the buildings and homes there look like trash. And all the rift raft hanging around the streets. Never thought I would see the the day when Columbia Street looked better than main st.
Hey, you have to start somewhere. Why not the sidewalks? Let's try to be a little more positive here! I drove by the Brick Oven on Sunday with a local Clyde resident who said that she has eaten there several times and that it has fantastic food and a great atmosphere. And, yes, she said that it doesn't seem like it belongs in Clyde!
On another topic, I found this interesting information on riff-raff or as you stated; "rift raft" :
I once heard in a documentary about steamboats on the Mississippi river that while the wealthy could afford to travel on steamboats, poor people could not and used small rafts that were called "rift rafts". From that term came the term "riff raff" meaning poor people and later "people with whom you did not wish to be associated". http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_if_a_rift_raft