For shoppers on the Prowl in Northside, shopkeeper and neighborhood entrepreneur Aileen McGrath has good news:
Northside International Airport
shops open this week, starting Sept. 19.
It has taken about a year of work, and lots of times at lots of different jobs, but McGrath has never faltered on her mission to bring new life to the space two doors from her indie-craft haven Fabricate
NIA includes the restaurant Tacocracy
and an assortment of independent boutique businesses. It has the looks of a carefully curated indoor flea market that you'd love to stumble across on a trip out of town, without the hassle of having to go out of town.
There's vintage clothing at On the Prowl
Vintage, assorted band equipment at (False) Minotaur
, a counter for Blink Makeup and Design Studio
, wax aesthetic
and Wrong Brothers
But the shops themselves, which start limited hours five days a week Wednesday, Sept. 19, are just part of the attraction. There's the bathroom gallery in the back, which is home to a photo gallery and features a Simon Leis Memorial Urinal (bulls-eye target included). It is also, quite possibly, the only bathroom with its own Facebook page
By Elissa Yancey
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