In the 1920s, Automobile Alley was home to over 50 local auto dealers. In the 70s and 80s, the district fell into a state of decline, but today, its potential has been rediscovered by a new breed of driven locals who have jump-started revitalization and restoration efforts.

New businesses, residences and galleries are relocating to the area, drawn by the creative reuse of existing buildings. The district is enjoying an economic resurgence as an urban, mixed-use community.