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By Laura Pope,Denise J. Wheeler

At midcentury, federal city renewal tasks within the gritty, blue-collar military city of Portsmouth decimated neighborhoods. yet within the Seventies and �80s�thanks to an inflow of artisans, cooks and entrepreneurs�the Port urban emerged as a beacon of arts, culinary excellence and renovation. Iconoclast Jay Smith opened the clicking Room, the prestigious song membership. a bunch of involved voters kept the track corridor, the final of Portsmouth�s vaudeville theaters. And a Dutch kinfolk opened the Euro-style Caf� Petronella subsequent to a biker bar. writer and historian Laura Pope edits a suite of essays detailing the adjustments within the final 1/2 the earlier century that made Portsmouth a lauded arts- and food-lovers� hub and, ultimately, a various vacationer destination.

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