Article by Camille Erickson – TC Daily Planet
“Welcome to Water Bar, water is all we have.”
These are the words that greeted me as I walked through the door. Immediately, Shanai Matteson, co-owner of Water Bar & Public Studio, offered me a flight of three different types of tap water served in clear glasses. Seated on the stool in the middle of the wooden bar, I stared at and smelled the glasses before carefully taking a sip. With each type of water, intentionally sourced from local businesses and municipal water treatment facilities in the area, I started to wonder what stories of the river, land and people the water carried.