Here in downtown Indianapolis major changes in the past five years have reached a welcome tipping point:
1. Local vibes: the most visible, and welcome, changes have occurred along the South side of downtown, specifically the new Cultural trail (a beautiful bike trail) and the re-birth of Fountain Square. Other parts of the city have received equal amounts of shovel-ready love.
2. Defining moment: The bubble bursting in 2008 was a major focal point for everyone. The entire city - all 3800 sq miles of it (!!) - focused on clawing itself back from the abyss.
I'm too married (and old) to know the pick-me-up of choice but it seems downtown is just as cool for going out as the forever-reigning champ known as Broadripple.