Mass Ave welcomes a larger-than-life image of Indy’s treasured son, author Kurt Vonnegut, to the 300 block. Artist Pamela Bliss, also an Indianapolis native, has created a charming 3-story mural of Vonnegut on the north facade of the Massala Building at 345 Mass Ave. Bliss was commissioned by the Arts Council of Indianapolis as part of their 46 for XLVI, Murals Program for the City of Indianapolis. More information about this and 45 other murals in the city-wide project can be found at artscouncilofindianapolis.org/murals.
Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Mass Ave gets lit on Thursday, the 6th—the trees, that is! It’s a community celebration including live music and arts to thank all of the Lilly volunteers that have lent a hand with projects on Mass Ave and around the city. Come back on Friday the 7th for First Friday—a celebration of the visual, performing, and culinary arts that make Mass Ave such a great destination!
Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Obsessed quilter lands on Mass Ave! No, Crimson Tate is not some exotic bird, it’s Heather Givans and she creates quilts with a modern twist in her new shop at 845 Mass Ave. Pick out a cozy quilt to take home or be inspired to make one yourself—she offers fabrics, patterns, notions, and sewing classes.
Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Mass Ave’s east end just keeps getting better and better. Black Market, 922 Massachusetts Avenue, boasts “fantastic food with eccentric beer and wine offerings” and looks like it’s going to be a great fit for the avenue. Architect Jim Lingenfelter’s design (Five2Five Design Studio) and Liz Ditzler stylish interiors set the perfect mood for this gastropub, we think you’ll like it.
Check out Yelp reviewer and DJD pal Rob E.’s review here: http://bit.ly/kscgBM. Enjoy!
Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
It’s that time again. Join our friends at the Phoenix Theatre for the 16th annual Brew-Ha-Ha on Saturday, June 25 from 3 to 7pm. Indy’s favorite block party to support the Phoenix Theatre happens in front of the theatre in the 700 block of N. Park Ave. You’ll have the opportunity to taste over 50 different beers, listen to some great live music, and enjoy some delicious food. Admission covers unlimited samples of beer. Woo-hoo! We’ll be there. Hope you will be too. For more info, visit www.phoenixtheatre.org.
Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
We’re excited to announce that we have a new neighbor joining us this month. The Sweet Tooth Bakery, specializing in custom wedding cakes and cupcakes and cakes for all your special occasions, will open on Thursday, May 5th at 610 Mass Ave. We’re guessing they’ll be great neighbors, because they’re celebrating their first day on the block with $1 cupcakes between noon and 6pm. Good thing there’s a YMCA down the street, something tells me we’ll need to hit the treadmill soon.
Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
You can feel comfortable in flip-flops or a tuxedo at Mesh on Mass Ave, one of our newest neighbors. Mesh blends contemporary elegance and comfort with incredible food and excellent service. The innovative menu and unique decor make Mesh an ideal setting for business meetings, romantic evenings, or a night out with friends. Their $2 bar menu, available 3-6pm daily and late night, is worth checking out, too.
Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Venerable downtown favorite, Bazbeauz Pizza, has relocated across the street to 333 Mass Ave. The new digs, lovingly adorned by local designer Paul Harris and uber artist Deb Delbecq, retains their classic menu, while offering more seating, a spacious bar serving beer and wine, and soon-to-open outdoor seating on both Mass Ave and New York Street. Check them out soon, and read about their history here.
Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011
Okay, so maybe those weren’t his exact words, but we suspect that’s what he meant to say. This Valentine’s Day show the one you love just how much they mean to you with a box of handmade chocolates from our friends at The Best Chocolate in Town. The new truffle flavor–Port Wine & Fig–is sure to please. Other delights include Seafoam (a crispy sweet dipped in chocolate), Vanilla Buttercreams, Cherry Cordials, Peppermint Patties, Almond Bark, Dipped Marshmallows, and Dipped NutterButters. What? Are you still sitting there?!
Posted on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Locally owned City Dog Grocery has opened a second location at 884 Mass Ave. They specialize in premium food for cats and dogs, as well as healthy treats, toys, and accessories. Pamper your pooch and fete your feline with a treat tonight! citydogsgrocery.com
Posted on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011