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American Airlines college for new flight attendants, Dallas, Texas
photo by Peter Stackpole, 1958
miLES is trying to ignite the community by filling empty commercial space with interesting businesses and organizations on short-term leases while the landlords wait for the right long-term tenants.
According to MADE in LES:
There are still over 200 empty storefronts and lots in the neighborhood, waiting for ideas, ripe for activation. * By helping to open up underused storefronts to events, classes, co-working, and “pop-up” activations, miLES hopes to create vibrant community spaces, offer a temporary home for emerging projects, and provide inclusive economic opportunities for the neighborhood.