Scott Olson

Scott Olson

Real estate, retail, legal issues

Property Lines
Real estate blog moderator

Olson became real estate reporter in March 2013 after spending four years as online reporter for IBJ Daily. He joined IBJ in 1999 and spent three years previously at IBJ sister publication Indiana Lawyer. Scott is an Illinois native and graduate of Western Illinois University—home of the mighty Leathernecks. He spent nearly four years at a small Illinois daily newspaper before joining The Republic in Columbus, Ind., in 1994. There, he covered the “courts and cops” beat, and reported news from nearby towns by traipsing through the hinterlands of southeastern Indiana.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys reading history books, riding bicycles, running and—most importantly—watching baseball and cheering on the Chicago White Sox. Scott also serves on the Zionsville West Middle School PTO Board. He lives in Zionsville with his wife and two daughters, along with two cats and a spoiled Chihuahua.
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Lender seeking to foreclose on Nora shopping center

A bank claims the owner of Nora Corners, which is anchored by a Marsh supermarket, has defaulted on an $8.4 million loan.
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Finish Line shares slide after quarterly results miss mark

Shares of The Finish Line Inc. tumbled by about 20 percent in trading Friday morning, after the Indianapolis-based company lowered its earning outlook.
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Bus route could boost south-side development opportunities

Leaders on the city's south side hope a proposal for a rapid-transit all-electric bus route will help spur development along a key corridor that could use more curb appeal.
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Fletcher Place distillery ships first batch, readies new restaurant

12.05 Distillery and the accompanying Repeal Restaurant are set to open in April in the historic Virginia Avenue State Bank building.

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After victory in London, cake baker opens local shop

Gwendolyn Rogers achieved her goal last month of owning a bakery by opening the Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple. The former Little House gift shop space now sports cases full of tasty treats that include her popular cakes, as well as pies, eclairs and other goodies.
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East-side battle over gas station plan rages on

The property owner at 10th and Emerson is ready to present an alternative design that might not need any variances, much to the chagrin of his opponents.
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Live Nation reaches agreement to buy Old National Centre

The entertainment promoter, which already manages the historic building and performance venue by Mass Ave, has a pending deal to buy it from the Murat Temple Association.
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Q&A: Cummins CEO says firm scoped 10 sites for unit HQ

Officials of the Columbus, Indiana-based company even toured the old GM stamping plant before selecting the former Market Square Arena site.
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Simon headquarters repairs spur blame game

Simon Property Group Inc.’s downtown headquarters is showing signs of structural damage, and building contractor Duke Construction Limited Partnership blames the problems on design flaws by CSO Architects Inc.
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Tech-savvy millennials still making malls social destinations

The future of malls looks quite bright despite the rise of online shopping.
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