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Ludwig Kuttner (right) and his son Fabian have no problem with drivers turning their Ix property into a shortcut. Photo: Mallory Benedict

Ix fix: Downtown property gets a drive-through makeover

That “dead end” sign posted at the Second Street SE entrance to the Ix building off Elliott Avenue? Ignore it and come on through! The 17-acre commercial property two blocks south of the Downtown Mall, bordered by Elliott and Monticello avenues, is now an owner-sanctioned shortcut that can help Mall-bound Downtown drivers avoid rush hour […]

A Tom Tom Founder’s Festival event draws a crowd at Old Metropolitan Hall. Tomtoberfest, a shorter fall version of the innovation-centric city-wide party, takes place this week. Photo: Tom Daly.

Tomtoberfest pushes town-gown innovation with a light heart

The Tom Tom Founder’s Festival is headed back to school. Paul Beyer is getting ready to launch the second annual Tomtoberfest, the smaller autumn sister of the spring music and innovation showcase he created in 2012 in the image of Austin’s SXSW. This year’s fall fest runs Wednesday through Saturday, and doubles down on a concept Beyer, a developer and […]