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(Fast Company)   New Austin real-estate trend: combining five prototypical hipster shops (indie bookstore, artisanal coffeehouse, vintage clothing shop, tailor, Jewish vegetarian food trailer) in one space to serve as extremely ironic shopping mall   (fastcompany.com ) divider line
    More: Ironic, New Austin, Real Estate, vegetarian food, the collective, bookstores, dry cask storage  
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824 clicks; posted to Business » on 03 Jul 2013 at 5:10 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-03 05:11:55 PM  
I'd shop at 3 of those 5 things, but I wouldn't consider myself a hipster. Maybe it depends on which 3?
 
2013-07-03 05:51:34 PM  
It's like a Voltron of annoying!
 
2013-07-03 06:16:37 PM  
is it ironic because the vegetarian place is called schmaltz?
 
2013-07-03 06:25:41 PM  
Jewish, vegetarian sandwich

WTF can possibly make a vegetarian sandwich Jewish?

That you complain loudly to the manager that there isn't any corned beef on it, and that your mother makes you feel guilty about ordering it because clearly you're not eating enough and you're way too thin?
 
2013-07-03 06:46:05 PM  

Tax Boy: WTF can possibly make a vegetarian sandwich Jewish?


Calling it a "nosh."
 
2013-07-03 06:52:32 PM  
In Tempe AZ, there is/was a place I used to refer to as "Gen-X Cove": A strip mall with a "Pita Jungle" (Vegetarian/Vegan-friendly restaurant), a tattoo parlor, a Planned Parent hood, a used record store, a bartending school, a pizza joint and a x-bertos (Mexican Fast food pseudochain). Reminds me of this.
 
2013-07-03 09:29:25 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: In Tempe AZ, there is/was a place I used to refer to as "Gen-X Cove": A strip mall with a "Pita Jungle" (Vegetarian/Vegan-friendly restaurant), a tattoo parlor, a Planned Parent hood, a used record store, a bartending school, a pizza joint and a x-bertos (Mexican Fast food pseudochain). Reminds me of this.


Meh.  University, west of Mill...  Zia Records, bike shop, Circle K (for smokes and beer), comic book store, piercing place, skateshop, headshop, crappy apartments and vintage used clothing place and a farmer's market.  It's like half a mile of places I'd enjoy going if not for the darn kids!

/old
 
2013-07-03 10:35:10 PM  
I like it so much that I never go there!
 
2013-07-03 11:38:19 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: In Tempe AZ, there is/was a place I used to refer to as "Gen-X Cove": A strip mall...


19 Kilo: Meh. University, west of Mill


Both of you are missing the point. This is noteworthy because all these businesses operate in the same "shop".

They've been doing this in LA since before I moved here in the mid 2000s. I guess rents have just gotten high enough in Austin to make it worthwhile.
 
2013-07-03 11:44:13 PM  

19 Kilo: Walt_Jizzney: In Tempe AZ, there is/was a place I used to refer to as "Gen-X Cove": A strip mall with a "Pita Jungle" (Vegetarian/Vegan-friendly restaurant), a tattoo parlor, a Planned Parent hood, a used record store, a bartending school, a pizza joint and a x-bertos (Mexican Fast food pseudochain). Reminds me of this.

Meh.  University, west of Mill...  Zia Records, bike shop, Circle K (for smokes and beer), comic book store, piercing place, skateshop, headshop, crappy apartments and vintage used clothing place and a farmer's market.  It's like half a mile of places I'd enjoy going if not for the darn kids!

/old


I miss Mill in the 90s before the Urban Outfitters and the other crappy corporate stores. It was fun when it was more trashy.
 
2013-07-04 04:15:35 AM  
"We're acknowledging that people don't really read books anymore," she notes, "but we're one of the stragglers keeping it going."

People still read books.  It's just that online retailers offer better price and selection than an 1800 sq foot indie art book store (assuming they're following Domy Books's model). Stop blaming others for the failure of your crappy business model.
 
2013-07-04 05:58:12 AM  

Shostie: It's like a Voltron of annoying!


I'm gone for 6 months and look at what happened.
 
2013-07-04 09:54:45 AM  
Why were hipsters burning their lips on their artisanal coffee?

Because they were drinking it before it was cool.
 
2013-07-04 11:43:03 AM  
What do they charge for Patchouli scented soy candles?
 
2013-07-04 11:52:17 AM  
It has been more than a few years since I have been in that part of Austin (mostly just dirve through now) but that part of Ceasar Chavez (used to be called 1st Street) was not exactly a good neighborhood. Must have changed a lot if Hipsters feel safe enough to go there.
 
2013-07-04 07:40:43 PM  
A vegan clothing store, why didn't I think of that!

Just the other day I was in TJ Marx and I could find nothing but leather chaps and animal pelts, talk about frustrating...
 
2013-07-05 12:41:05 AM  
Subby's never heard of a co-op. Get back to me when they shack up with Hopdoddy's for HipsterVoltronDouchebag
 
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