Monthly Archives: January 2014

Meditations on the Marott Center.


My latest post is up at Urban Indy as of last night. It focuses on the Marott Center, a hundred-year-old building on Massachusetts Avenue, one of Indianapolis’ most desirable urban retail/entertainment corridors.  It just got bought by a new owner, along with its adjacent parking lot.   The building sits on the right of the …Read more…

The ghost of prosperity’s past.


Pop-up retail can live up to its hyphenated name just about anywhere.  It’s almost like a whack-a-mole (to use another hyphenate).  More often than not, it comes in the form of a good or service that meets a demand over a truncated time frame, such as Christmas tree sales, fireworks stands around the Fourth of …Read more…