While every hot brand, local and national, is trying to get into the North Loop, another veteran is getting squeezed out. Indigo, the one-of-a-kind Asian and tribal arts dealer, is leaving the neighborhood after 28 years.
"It's crazy to think about how the North Loop has changed since 1991 when we moved in," says owner Mary Pawlcyn. But the lease was up, and it seemed the right time to move on, she adds. Indigo is opening a textile gallery and showroom in the Northrup King Building and a storefront for its furniture pieces and everything else at 1400 Fourth St. N.E., around the corner from the Ritz Theater. The goal is to open for Art Attack the first weekend in November.
Indigo is open through Saturday in its old space. Furniture is 20 percent off; everything else is 10 percent off. But more than the deals, stop by to pay your respects to a true original—a business that was drawing the curious and creative to the North Loop long before it was cool, in fact, long before it was the North Loop.
As for Indigo's corner space with high ceilings and soaring windows, Pawlcyn doesn't know what's to come. "So far we've seen a bagel shop and a dentist walk through." 530 N. Third St., Mpls.