Thursday, August 27, 2009

Observation of the summer

Malls close at 9pm on weekdays and 6pm on weekends.

Sugar Mountain on Corydon, is open until 11pm.

What do I do, throw my hands up in the air? Here we are, wondering how to attract people downtown and how to bolster the Exchange District. The solution to this apparently, is to erect parkades, to make downtown more like suburban shopping malls than Corydon Avenue. Malls and retail franchises shut down at 9pm, while Corydon is just getting started.

Corydon is also conspicuously missing any sort of parking structure. Good grief Charlie Brown, ye must walk to Sugar Mountain.

But of course, people don't go to Corydon for one store. You might go for a drink or dinner, and walk around after. I wonder why Downtown is not approached in the same manner.