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Will the Show Go On? Strip Club Faces a Changing City

Night Moves, Bloomington’s only strip club, faces a changing city. Writer Paulina Guerrero looks into the misperceptions, contradictions, and challenges faced by not only the longtime establishment but also its dancers — and by the sex work industry in general. Click here to read the full story.

Friday Night Auction at Dinky’s Is Down-Home Hoosier Fun [video]

Nearly every week, people drive from miles away to Dinky’s Auction Center in Daviess County (about 60 miles southwest of Bloomington) to hunt for treasures, mingle with others, or just take it all in. Videographer TJ Jaeger recently visited Dinky’s on a late-summer evening to capture an Amish tradition — the Friday night auction. Click here to watch the video and read the full story.

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Are Market Forces Ruining B-town’s ‘Sense of Place’?

Bloomington’s downtown landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade — influenced more by college students who desire modern amenities than by longtime residents who want to preserve their hometown. Writer Sarah Gordon considers how the conflicting goals of property development and historic preservation affect our “sense of place.” Click here to read the full story.

One World’s ‘New Business Model’ Opens Doors for Startups

Jeff Mease, co-founder of One World Enterprises, has long shared his business knowledge — and even his commissary — with numerous startups. Now the guy who’s “fascinated about localism” has doubled-down on his collaborative business model with a new, bigger commissary, which he will share with other entrepreneurs in his KitchenShare program. Click here for the full story.

Fair, Open House on March 26 to Showcase Artisan Alley on S. Rogers St.

A collective of glassblowers, painters, welders, photographers, and more, Artisan Alley is on property slated to become part of Switchyard Park. For now, though, founder Adam Nahas is providing a home for artists with a variety of artistic needs. On Saturday, March 26, the collective hosts an art fair and open house. Click here to read the full story.

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B-town Becoming a ‘Bootstraps Community’ of Unconventional Collaborations

Writer Jonna Mary Yost explores how a new brand of entrepreneurs in B-town are working outside the usual business model — and making it work. It isn’t about just baking the best pizza or brewing the best coffee. It’s about working with people you like and making your town a better place. Click here to read the full story.

Inspired by European Bike Culture, Evren Kent Cycles Finds a Home in B-town

After living in American and European cities with robust bicycling cultures, Scot Wright brings his cycle-centric lifestyle to B-town. His bicycle-refurbishing business, Evren Kent Cycles, and showroom in the I Fell building, called Re:Cycle, helps bikers like Lindsay Welsch keep their beloved spokes spinning. Click here to read the full story.

Quaff ON! Brewery ‘Abides’ in Nashville, Expanding Its Production and Adding a Distillery

When it seems another craft brewery or distillery is opening every month, it’s natural to ask, how many can a community support? Quaff ON! Brewery, which is both building a new beer-making facility and starting a distillery in Nashville, shows writer Jonna Mary Yost how such companies can be integral parts of community development. Click here to read the full story.

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What Can Lynda Do for You?

Through lynda.com, the Monroe County Public Library now offers online classes often taken by university students and corporate employees. Lessons in everything from photography to business are free with a library card and can be taken at one’s own pace — as writer Jonna Mary Yost learned while tackling her Adobe Illustrator demons. Click here to read the full story.