Walking past Aldi today we noticed that the "display boxes" now feature the Uptown banners and not the Arai students artwork as was planned. Only five of the boxes contain the banners since there were only 5 banner designs, so a few boxes on Broadway remain empty and the 3 boxes on the northside of the building remain empty. We can only come to 2 conclusions on this development: One, the artwork is not coming and our elected officials scrambled to fill them with something, or two, like everything with the Wilson Yard project, the artwork is delayed and they needed something to fill them. We personally think the banners don't look half bad, although windows and an entrance in place of these "boxes" would have looked even better. Oh wait, then Aldi would not be able to sell liquor because the entrance would be too close to Grame Stewart school. How soon we forget.
Update: We did pass by Aldi last night and the lighted display boxes look ridiculous with the banners since all you see is a black outline. Thanks for pointing that stroke of genius out, IrishPirate.