Smooth guitar riffs, heavy harmonica and just a touch of piano filled the Exquisite Corpse Coffee House and Golden Rodent Gallery on Friday September 25th, for Desmond District’s Fourth Friday.
The Corpse was not the only downtown business open later than usual on Friday night. The Raven Café, and The Vault Sweet Shoppe also take part in Fourth Fridays.
Desmond District’s Fourth Fridays takes place on the Fourth Friday of every month starting at 5pm.
The Vault themed this Fourth Friday was Color Me a Sundae. This Fourth Friday, The Vault offered sundaes for two dollars. They also offered coloring sheets which they hung upon the walls after the children were done with them. The Vault had a previous Friday that consisted of two dollar sundaes or if you dressed as a superhero you received the sundae for a dollar.
Vault Sweet Shoppe employee Jordan Bailey, 19, said, “We’ve had people call to see how late we were open because they were from out of town and heard about it and they wanted to bring their family.”
Although the crowd at the Exquisite Corpse Coffee House and the Golden Rodent Gallery was geared towards an older crowd, with a band and a relaxed environment, Fourth Friday is a family friendly event.
Erin Sterling, 21, said, “All age groups are accounted for between the businesses that participle in Fourth Fridays.”
The Vault is more geared toward the families with children, with their various themes, games and other activities they plan. Sterling, a nursing major at SC4 said she loves working with the kids and watching them enjoy the activities they planned for the night and of course watching them enjoy their ice cream!
The Raven offered live entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere that was geared towards teens and young adults.
“Fourth Fridays bring everyone together for cheap, fun and family friendly environment that everyone can enjoy,” Bailey said.