Someone has suggested that the directors of the new downtown concert and event space "The Lark" should emblazon a "wow" sign on the back wall of the venue in downtown Hastings and cue it each time a visitor crosses the threshold.
For, as the board of directors welcomed guests to a soft opening of the space on Dec. 6, that's the expression they heard over and over again: "Wow."
"We were very pleased," said Robin Harrell, director of The Lark and longtime leader of The Listening Room concert series, which will be among a variety of shows and events hosted at the space. "It was so fun to watch people walk in and just say 'Wow.' Plus, the crowd was a great mix of downtown merchants, Listening Room fans and newcomers."