This dream I have, was a reality in Dallas Texas in the 70’s but I dream of it often here in Indiana.
When I first moved to Dallas, Texas there was a cool place called Olla Podrida.
A snippet about it. ” The Olla Podrida, a specialty shopping center converted from an abandoned warehouse, utilized recycled building materials and architectural antiques.
Containing 88 specialty and craft shops, artists’ galleries, antique retailers and classrooms, it was one of Dallas’ most popular shopping facilities for 25 years. It generated some of the highest sales per square foot of any retail center in the city and was one Dallas’ major tourist attractions”.
The difference between the arts and craft outlets today is that; it was where the “artist” and “craftsman” actually was able to work and sell their wares in one place. A wonderland for the shopper and artist as well.
So I dream on.