Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Dalager Closing Family Tool Shop to Hunt Squirrels (?)
I was sad to learn that former mayor and current city councilman Dan Dalager was closing his longstanding family tool sharpening business on 2nd St in downtown Encinitas.
After 47 years, Dalagers closing June 15; City councilman's store a hub of chit-chat
I've taken some shots at Dalager on this blog in the last year. I started out as a Dan Dalager fan but grew frustrated with him over the last couple of years. I thought one of his redeeming values was his local roots as a small business owner.
Although I found it odd that Dalager never figured out how to sharpen surfboard planer blades despite the numerous surfboard shapers who live in Encinitas I've always liked the business and the little square green building and the faded lawnmower man mural.
This line in the above linked NCT.com story stood out, Dalager said he had not decided what he will do for work, but planned to take a few weeks off to hunt squirrels.
Who hunts squirrels? Squirrels will come up to you if you have food in your hand.
Leucadia Blog: Hobbyist, Democracy and Integrity Frustrate Local Tool Sharpener
Leucadia Blog: Dan Dalager Constructs New Hall Park Statue