The project, which is called City Centre, is located on a triangular lot that wraps around the corner of East State Street and South Aurora Street.
“Silence is deadly,” Edwards said. “Society often believes that silence is consensus. When people don’t speak up, then the majority are driven by the minority opinion.”
“It’s not just a business,” Pichel said. “It’s also been a social experiment both for those of us behind the counter and those on the other side of the counter.”
“We wanted something that even if the water was turned off, it was still a sculptural piece, so it’s a piece of art in addition to being the fountain,” Cornish said.
The intersection of North Aurora Street and East State Street at the head of The Commons is clear of construction for the first time in over two years, marking the reopening of the corner restaurant: Simeon’s bistro.