The Railyard is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its opening this weekend.
It’s taken a while, but things are looking up at the 50 acres of city-owned land purchased in the mid-1990s for a sticker price of $21 million and many millions more dollars in debt-service costs.
Check out the Railyard at certain times – times that happen more and more often – and it’s a really bustling urban space.
Go to the Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning, any of the impressive and impressively diverse free concerts during the summer under the water tank or take in a movie with a beer at the Violet Crown. Private events in the Farmers Market pavilion, including weddings and quinceañeras, can be bigger than the concerts. El Museo Cultural is a funky, friendly space that hosts everything from theatrical drama to the great, experimental Currents New Media Festival.