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The plaza shops at Bushnell Towers?
I couldn’t tell you if they are officially called this or not, but yes, the storefronts crammed underneath that weird plaza space that is always chained off. Congrats!
I’d love to see a book store in that space.
There WAS stuff there. Such strange design, to face the storefronts towards the apartment building where no one can see them except the residents. And that plaza is just odd, a total waste of space.
I find the Bushnell Towers awkward, but when you conceptualize that it is supposed to be one of a pair (I believe with a mirror image twin built to the south of the existing structure) it suddenly makes sense. The proportions would be correct if it was a pair. People go gaga about “I.M. Pei designed” but we didn’t build the entire design, and consequently we’re stuck with an awkward looking and ill-proportioned tower with an associated plaza structure which just looks odd. I heard that when the first tower was built, it took ages to rent all the apartments out, so they just didn’t bother to build the second one. Interesting that the building later became so successful as a condominium.
And, just to get my snark on, I am told that books are now passé. We are all supposed to just wait ’til they are released as a mini-series. Or read them on a Kindle.
I would love to have a good bookstore, like the old Huntington Books.
I hear blogging is dead, and anything else longform, so we should probably all give up now.
Personally, I hate both Twitter and Facebook. People need to grow their attention spans back already and re-learn how to think beyond the surface.
So, yeah, the plaza — there is awkward but usable space…oh, I know…let’s build an entirely brand new plaza with even less character and let that sit vacant for years too.
Ichiban was originally down in there somewhere. I can’t totally remember where.
And Shenagihan’s before that with an old rail car inside. And unless it is a true destination business it is a terrible location.
I understand that there is actually something in those old shop spaces – they are all full of Verizon servers.
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