Michael Canning of the Times tells us all about the Urban Design business that that opened up at 4011 N Nebraska Ave. He says:
"Try a graphic arts, Web design, casual clothing, music and recording studio business. Oh, and it offers medical uniforms, too.
"Believe it or not, these industries are so connected," said Urban Design co-owner Joseph Licari. Perhaps with most of that stuff. But medical uniforms?
"Well, that just happens to be a real moneymaker for us," Licari said.
Urban Design happens to be an honest reflection of the backgrounds of its four owners. Licari comes from the Web design and signmaking industry. Karolyn Findley is the graphic artist, and Peter McPherson is an event and music promoter. Their friend Mike Desamouras just happens to have an established medical uniform and scrubs business. He also runs the music shop, which consists mostly of local hip hop and rhythm and blues titles.
As for why this location was chosen, Licari said, "This whole corner has been dead for years. We don't care about the Riverwalk, we don't care about 20 more high-rises downtown. We want our neighborhood to look better. The people need this kind of progress so they don't feel left behind by all the progress that's happening downtown."
It's phone is: 231-2536.