Mass Avenue Arts District makes hip list

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — The Mass Ave Arts District in Indianapolis has been placed among the Top 20 “Cool Streets” in a report by Cushman & Wakefield. Survey participants were asked to rank individual neighborhoods on several factors, including hipness, livability and retail flavor, and residential and retail rents. 

The commercial real estate services firm describes Mass Ave as “one of Indy’s funkiest art enclaves.” The report cites the district’s mix of old features such as Stout’s Footwear, billed as the nation’s oldest shoe store, and new features including Ralston’s Drafthouse and The Best Chocolate in Town.

The report also mentions new development along Mass Ave, including the $300 million Bottleworks project, which is redeveloping the former Coca-Cola bottling plant into a culinary, arts and entertainment hub.

Mass Ave joins other “Cool Streets,” including locations in Honolulu, New York City and Chicago, as well as the entire cities of Portland, Austin and Denver. You can connect to the full report by clicking here.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.