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Austin Needs To Unleash 6th Street

[Originally published by Forbes]

 

Austin, TX–People familiar with Austin might be perplexed by this headline, having noted that the city’s main nightlife strip is already plenty unleashed. I’m talking, of course, about a certain portion of 6th Street stretching through downtown, known here by locals as “Dirty Sixth.” It is one of America’s leading strips for music and debauchery, and one of Austin’s leading tourism drivers. But the area’s potential is constrained by the same anti-nightlife regulations that are common nationwide. In Austin, these regulations have been recently strengthened, thanks to a perverse and seldom-discussed brand of NIMBYism…[read the rest at Forbes]