I was under the impression that the entire reason for moving the Beaux Arts Fair from its great location below the Putnam and former DMA was to be next to the new Figge Art Museum. There's a large paved "front lawn" which could accomodate a number of vendors, and then 2nd Street could be closed from Main to Harrison, or even Brady to Harrison. Closing a block of Main for a weekend wouldn't be the end of the world. The lot next to the Mississippi Plaza office building could also provide vendor space. I thought that the construction forced it to the other side of Brady, but the construction on the Skybridge, RME, and Figge is completed now.
Yet, the festival continues to be in its location 2 blocks away from the Figge. Its closer to Bucktown, which is an amazing venue, but I guess I just don't get it. Anyone know why its not in front of the Figge?