In seedy red-light district in 1979, Bobby, an usher at a run-down theater, is lost—a year out of high school with only a crummy job, no friends, and just a glimmer of dreams. Wendy, an eighteen-year-old runaway, arrives bursting with optimism for a new life in the big city but soon finds herself squatting on a block of marginal businesses, bars, and porno stores. Jad, an immigrant steakhouse owner, surveys the avenue from his restaurant window, proud of his accomplishments but lonely for someone to share them with. Together, they make up but three stories of the forgotten people walking the streets of The Avenue.
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In 1978 (one year before The Avenue takes place) WCCO TV made a 1/2 hour special about the block. TAKE A LOOK