When the former porn theatre on South Congress was reconstructed, we were excited, thinking maybe an arthouse theatre would finally find its way to the south side. But something else has filled the void - communications technology company Future Protocol. Huge, shiny copper plates now cover the top floors of the building, making two sides of it look strangely like a fortress. Or maybe a spaceship. And there's even a rooftop deck for when employees need to see the light of day. Future Protocol did keep the old-timey marquee on which to display its name, but other than that, you'd hardly recognize the place - O what a difference a dot-com makes! As for lurid tales of debauchery about the previous tenants - we'll have to wait and see how much has really changed.
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