Just found this column from Statesman’s Michael Barnes discussing what is [or isn’t] happening on E. 6th Street. This is a topic that Downtown Austin Blog is very familiar with. [part 1, part 2, part 3]. One thing is certain: Sixth Street needs help. The historic landmarked buildings have been neglected to the point of ruin. The crowds are becoming more violent. Drugs are available on nearly every corner and alley. The music has left and gone to Red River. There are millions in untapped tax revenues from a lack of services/goods for residents, visitors, and day time patrons in general.