Massive funkiness

“Putting 500 really funky stores under one roof would be cool, but no one will finance it.” Daniel Henninger

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  1. […] The conventional wisdom doubts that space for really funky stores could ever be financed. Well, one interesting experiment in doing so appears to be under way in Toronto, where the the developers of the Distillery District, a brownfield complex near downtown, have filled their buildings with cool local artisans. Sure, many cities have Artspace projects for subsidized studios downtown, but the Distillery District “is an initiative of private entrepreneurs on privately owned land with no public support.” Seems to get good reviews, too. 20th Jun 2006 | […]

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