Downtown's new food/retail indoor/outdoor mini mall (can I call it that?), Union Way, is rapidly announcing the operational status of a stream of new arrivals: Steven Alan led the way on the retail front, joining fancy candy store Quin, and quickly followed by San Francisco-based denim specialists Self Edge, Spruce Apothecary (from the curatorial forces who brought you Canoe!), and a downtown outpost for Danner.
They also just announced on Friday that Little T is opening a bakery in the complex, Boxer Ramen appears well on its way to completion, and it appears that Eugene-based Will Leather Goods might not be too far behind. I do believe this qualifies as an "explosion."