Arty signage is there, but E2 Lofts, the forthcoming re-do at 941 E. Second St. in the Arts District (it's a very pretty corner, we think), is apparently awaiting $$$$ before it can open with, yes, a fitness center. "Entitlements and designs have been approved, though the project is awaiting financing, according to RTI Properties' Michael Donavan," reports the Downtown News, who covered the building in their recent development issue. The paper reports there will be "23 industrial lofts from 831 to 1,620 square feet. Prices would start at $455,000 and go up to $985,000 for 15 top-level lofts with individual private gardens." There will also be two retail spaces on the ground floor and a gym, notes the paper.
· Land of the Cranes [Downtown News]