If you have visited Bainbridge Island in the last few months, you may have noticed the mess on Winslow Way. Actually, it has been quite an inconvenience. I have felt so sorry for the downtown merchants who have had to deal with this on a daily basis. They have seen their sales drop dramatically because of the street repair. The question on everyone's mind is, how long will it last? I have started to see the light at the end of the tunnel once the sidewalks were poured. So I am cautiously optimistic that it will not be long and we will be able to easily park and meander through downtown. For up to date details on the Winslow Street repair, check out www.winslowstreetsmarts.com . It has all the info on downtown business, as well as construction updates. And while you are at it, don't forget to shop Winslow!