Walking the "slice" is a ritual for Matthew Mandell. Some days, that routine takes the Saugatuck area resident and Representative Town Meeting member down Riverside Avenue where he may stop in for a cup of coffee at Doc's Cafe. On other occasions, he may swing by Desi's Corner at the intersection of Riverside and Railroad Place for a newspaper or venture down the street for a Greek spanakopita delicacy at Commuter Coffee.
These trips, as well as his visits to other Saugatuck businesses, all take place within a half-mile area delineated by Riverside Avenue, Railroad Place and Saugatuck Avenue. Together, these borders create a tract whose shape resembles a slice of pizza.