Main Street as a Third Place

If we think of Main Street as, not just a collection of third places, but rather, a third place in and of itself, we’re much more likely to create a place that is walkable, interesting, and inviting; and in turn, to fulfill that common desire for a “lively downtown.”… Read More Main Street as a Third Place

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What’s Missing from Our Boring Downtowns?

  There’s your home, then there’s your workplace, and then there’s that favorite spot – you know, the one where everybody knows your name. Your first, second, and third places.  Don’t they balance each other nicely?  Well, if you’re lucky, that is.  If you’re living in a typical suburb or small town, there’s a good chance… Read More What’s Missing from Our Boring Downtowns?