Rick Mari slides across a wet South Grand street following a thunderstorm. Some of the 100 year-old brick buildings line the horizon. "My dad used to play guitar at the Cracked Crock [a now defunct bar]," Mari said. "I would help him cart his equipment up the stairs to the second floor. I was about 10 years old at the time. I also used to hang out at Skanks Skates a lot in the late 80's and early 90's, with some of the people who are still here in South Town. I hungout and skated, listened to local bands, and lived in a house half a block away with some friends of mine. I have a wife and a kid now, but I still try to go out once a week and often I go to Cafe Kanichi-wa on Thursday night."