Thursday, November 1, 2018

Kicking it in a dead mall

I'm back in Indianapolis for the weekend to support my wife and others this weekend. And given where I'm staying is connected to the Circle Center Mall downtown, I wanted to scope the area tonight.

Back in the early 2000s, this joint would have been jumping on the top floor, with bars and clubs going (I remember Thursdays being cheap beer and '80s tunes).

Not so much today. The 4th floor is mostly closed, and the other floors weren't much better at 9pm local time on a Thursday night

It's odd on how something that was considered cutting edge and a big part of the development of downtown Indy 20 years ago is now an outdated relic. Granted, I'm sure there is more action during the day and the street level restaurants look good and modern, but it's still a little jarring.

I should have more time to talk about more serious stuff tomorrow, but figured I'd give you those pics and looks tonight.

EDIT- Here's their Capitol from a distance. Not bad, but definitely not as cool as ours. Both are in desperate need of cleaning up, thoudiv


  1. No convention or sporting event happening? Indy was called "Naptown"...

    1. There was a huge marathon/half-marathon, which is why we were there (I wasn't running, just supporting). But it was creepy quiet there on a Thursday night. A little more action at street level.

      It's more a comment on how the mega-mall concept is outdated.