Episode 8

Industrial Chic

With industry long having left city centers, once gritty factory and warehouse districts have been transformed into dynamic urban neighborhoods, a new generation of small-scale specialty manufacturers is rising and former food facilities are being cooked up as hipster havens.

Post-Industrial

We celebrate three historic manufacturing hubs now popular urban neighborhoods.

  • Flour Power: Minneapolis

  • Shining Pearl: San Antonio

  • Distilled: Toronto

Makers

While large-scale industry has pretty shipped out of dense urban cores a new wave of entrepreneurial manufacturing has taken root in town.

  • Rubber Soul: Akron
  • Renaissance: Detroit
  • SFMade: San Francisco

Meat and Greet

Onetime food distribution districts from coast to coast have been remade into real estate hot spots. We look at what’s being served up in three cities and learn what happened to former industrial users no longer on the menu.

  • Fulton Market: Chicago
  • Arts District: Los Angeles
  • Meatpacking: New York
  • Flour Power: Minneapolis
  • Shining Pearl: San Antonio
  • Distilled: Toronto
  • Rubber Soul: Akron
  • Renaissance: Detroit
  • SFMade: San Francisco
  • Fulton Market: Chicago
  • Arts District: Los Angeles
  • Meatpacking: New York