Ave Inc. is a documentary that essentially started
when Nicholas Holthaus (known by most as Nico) started taking
video footage of bands and venues in the mid-late 90s, when
it became apparent that a lot of venues along the legendary
Mill Avenue would be closing its doors due to...a lot of things.
Take your pick: corporate muscling, community apathy, myopic
planning, copycatting, smoking bans, increased conservative
prevalancy, ASU's techno-corporate expansion...
It seems there was not one singular cause for the disintegration
of Mill's culture and liveliness that people everywhere had
come to enjoy. Or was there?