Street Savvy: Fulton Street
Downtown Indy’s hidden side street near College serves up buzzworthy drinks, decor, and digs.
Directly across from Mass Ave, Circa Apartments is no cookie-cutter complex. A local design studio created a hip lounge area with garage doors and a makerspace for residents. 617 N. College Ave., 317-668-4042, liveatcirca.com
A strip of warehouses has become an under-the-radar retail niche. One of the businesses is Reclaimed Vintage Industrial, where you can score old-school, newly hip finds, from colorful light-up letters to working typewriters to enamel pendant lamps. Preview the selection on the store’s eBay page. 707 Fulton St., 317-403-1124, rvi-indy.com
Spacious and slightly grungy Kaffeine Coffee Co. often keeps its former warehouse garage door wide open, but use the regular entrance to snap a photo of the “coffee inside” message on the mosaic floor. Kaffeine uses single-origin beans from Africa, Cuba, and Vietnam for its artisanal sips. Try the subtly sweet yet spicy Spanish latte. 707 Fulton St., 317-201-4882, kaffeinecoffee.com
Swing by Cirque Indy to try a mix of yoga, gymnastics, and acrobatics. The school offers sessions in hoops, trapeze, and aerial silks, which involves climbing long, hanging ribbons and performing gravity-defying tricks mid-air. The full-body workout tones muscles while improving flexibility and balance. 617 Fulton St., 317-709-9867, cirqueindy.com.
High-end jeweler BlumLux occupies a refurbished former print shop off of Mass Ave. It’s best to make an appointment to look over Vena Collection and sustainable Pure Grown Diamonds bridal pieces, or to design a ring (with rubies on the inside of the band, a BlumLux signature). 740 E. North St., 844-258-6589, blumlux.com
The top floors of the recently opened Blum Building are dedicated to five high-dollar apartments, including two penthouses. Who would pay $2,600 a month for 881 square feet of soaring ceilings, exposed brick, and fine finishes? Someone who wants privacy—the building is tucked away where few would find it. 740 E. North St., 317-797-2745, litzrealestate.com