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. â€¦ 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. â€¦ To see it just go to chains. Who else is going to be able to afford it? â€¦ [Building owners] can do what they damned well please with it, but I don’t have to like it.