To paraphrase my infamous opening night comment during the 1992 FAR Bizarre art show in old Federal Reserve Building (also soon to open as lofts) - not only was everyone single person you know or have ever known in downtown or in real estate there - but every single person you will ever know or will ever meet in downtown or in real estate development was there.
But by the time I hit the fifth buffet table (one of which alone had four or five kinds of just fish) - even I had to hoist the white flag of surrender. And still lying in wait was the dietary minefield of the dessert room, the seductions of sushi room, and did I yet mention the two walls lined with tables of out of season fruits? In fact, when I first stated to type this last week (the opening was two Saturdays ago), I was munching on a couple of loquats I smuggled out of the party.
But enough about the food - let's talk about what the whole evening was really about.
Well, not exactly strippers - but an amazing group of over 40 burlesque stars - all very cool, very funny - and very, very sexy in a wonderfully wholesome way. And the band wasn't bad, either.
OK, now. We've now hit the first two basic human needs.
Food, sex - so now its time for... real estate.
The above article in the Downtown News explains that the once feared glut of rentals downtown due to so many people buying condos (and most new buildings pre-sell out in one day) - has not happened. In fact, the above mentioned PE lofts is already over 71% leased!