The below 350 word essay was written by Trey Cox, age 11, a 6th grade student at Monomoy Middle School. This essay was also submitted to the Cape Cod Times Student Contest. What I find fascinating is how an 11 year old views downtown Dennis Port. I also love the title Dennis Port 2.0. Trey is comparing the old Dennis Port to the new updated Dennis Port, he is using computer software upgrades in his title.
This essay was read at a meeting of the Dennis Port Merchants Association yesterday and the business owners were very impressed. The Merchants and the Dennis Port Revitalization Committee wish Trey the best of luck in the student contest. Great job, Trey. This essay is being printed with the permission of Trey’s father, Bill Cox.
Dennis Port 2.0
Main Street, Dennis Port looks very different than it did a few years ago. There are many new shops, restaurants, and services. For shopping vintage, try Uncle Paul’s Second Hand Emporium. Looking for souvenirs or candy? Visit LaBelle’s General Store. Porter & Mags offers home furnishings to help remodel any room in your house. Or visit Another Love, which sells tie dye anything, even underpants! They also have handmade necklaces. But if you’re looking for something more unique, try Sodium which sells cards, gifts, and custom furniture.
Dennis Port offers many services, such as a haircut at Jeremy’s Barber Shop or pampering your dog at Hot Diggity Dog Wash. They even have a self-serve dog wash station. If you would like to learn an instrument, visit Monica at West Bend Music. She offers lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and more. Feeling tight? Stop by and see Jill at Power Yoga for a class.
Dennis Port also has many art galleries where you can shop for local paintings and photography. For example, de Castellane Gallery has paintings of many different famous people. The Greg Mentzer Studios will take photos of anything for you, especially weddings. And there is also the Sedona East Studios which has many interesting paintings and sculptures.
If you’re now feeling hungry after exploring Dennis Port, don’t worry, there are many restaurants too. Buckies Biscotti has coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and board games free to the public. Or visit The Organic Market and Juice & Smoothie Bar which sells only organic food and herbal medicines. They also have the largest selection of organic produce on Cape Cod. You could visit the Red Nun Bar & Grill where you can get burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and soups. Or, if you prefer, you could try kid-friendly BZ’s Mexican Pizzeria for your favorite pizza, salad, or burrito! BZ’S also has a whole gluten free menu. After you have eaten, stop by Aunties’ Ice Cream Parlor for a cone, old fashioned frappe, or sundae.
After reading about a day in Dennis Port, I hope you want to visit because there is so much to do and see.