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Rare-book dealer Ken Sanders laments the fading of a once-thriving community of freaks and artists at 900 East and 900 South.



“Phillips Gallery got their start there. The original Cosmic Aeroplane was there. There have been so many places. … That block has always had a tradition of just dozens of funky, eclectic little shops because they were affordable. Now Starbucks has come in kitty-corner from the Coffee Garden. … To see it just go to chains. Who else is going to be able to afford it? … [Building owners] can do what they damned well please with it, but I don’t have to like it.