A Propitious Awakening


Sarah Cahalan ’14 | July 10, 2020

Travel back to the dark ages: 2007.

The land at Angela Boulevard and Eddy Street held little more than trees. Downtown, Main Street and what is now Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard still ran one way. Notre Dame football went 3-9.

Newsweek hadn’t named South Bend one of its dying American cities just yet, but the groundwork for that melancholic moniker had been laid.

By the end of that academic year, though, a ray of hope had emerged.

Kite Realty Group broke ground on Eddy Street Commons on land owned by the University. The development promised to bring luxury housing and acres of retail and dining to the disused plot and, with it, to breathe some life into a city that needed it, bad.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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