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‘Feng shui’ boulders at risk with revived sidewalk plan

March 7, 2019 GMT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — City officials say they may extend a sidewalk that was originally cut short over large boulders that a Maine restaurant owner says contributes to feng shui (fung shway).

The Kennebec Journal reports a Hallowell City Council subcommittee will review a proposal Thursday to add sidewalk as part of a renovation of the state boat landing.

City Manager Nate Rudy says transportation officials estimate the sidewalk will cost $35,500. He says the project would be less expensive if the boulders did not have to be removed.


Annie Huang, co-owner of Lucky Garden, says the boulders were placed according to feng shui, a belief system about spatial arrangement that relates to the flow of energy.

Rudy says the restaurant owners will be included in any design proposal that would affect their boulders.


Information from: Kennebec Journal,