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After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

West 5th Avenue near the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary is shown. The neighborhood around the U.S. Steel Yard falls well shy of former Mayor Scott King's vision of more than a decade ago, when he portrayed a yet-to-be built baseball stadium as the linchpin for an arts and entertainment district.

August 07, 2013 10:14 pm
After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

West 5th Avenue near the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary is shown. The neighborhood around the U.S. Steel Yard falls well shy of former Mayor Scott King's vision of more than a decade ago, when he portrayed a yet-to-be built baseball stadium as the linchpin for an arts and entertainment district.

August 07, 2013 10:14 pm
U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

Fresh Coast Coffee co-owner Linda Key, center, takes customers' orders at the restaurant at the Calumet Township North Annex in downtown Gary.

August 05, 2013 5:40 pm
U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

A pedestrian navigates around construction work on 5th Avenue near Washington St. in Gary.

August 05, 2013 5:41 pm
U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

At the Dalton Apartments almost directly across 5th Avenue from the U.S. Steel Yard, Community Manager Angela Ridle says the brick paved plaza and stadium gate is something she points out to prospective tenants.

August 05, 2013 5:40 pm
U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

The lunch crowd lines up at Fresh Coast Coffee restaurant at the Calumet Township North Annex in downtown Gary.

August 05, 2013 5:40 pm
U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

U.S. Steel Yard not a driver for nearby businesses

The Carolina Gardens Senior Housing shown off 5th Avenue in Gary.

August 05, 2013 5:40 pm
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