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Outback, Olive Garden slated for Michigan Road

May 7, 2013
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The Carmel City Council on Monday agreed to pave the way—literally—for commercial development planned for the west side of Michigan Road south of 106th Street.
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The 'burbs: culinary wasteland or undiscovered territory?

May 6, 2013
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Local food writer's "Taste of Indy" feature got me thinking about destination dining in the northern suburbs. What would make your list?
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Book offers lessons from 'magnetic' Fishers museum

May 6, 2013
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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is one of six U.S. institutions featured in a new book that aims to identify the qualities that allow some organizations to thrive, rather than simply survive.
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Zionsville council to vote on $650K property deal

May 3, 2013
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The town of Zionsville is poised to buy a former PNC Bank branch at the south end of its historic Main Street.
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Legislature OKs new Fishers food-and-drink tax

May 1, 2013
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Fishers has state lawmakers’ permission to impose a 1-percent food-and-beverage tax, but local leaders aren’t rushing into anything.
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Carmel's Kitchen aims to attract foodpreneurs

April 30, 2013
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The Carmel Farmers Market’s Salsa Queen already is preparing for opening day, but this year Barbara Carter has the luxury of slicing and dicing in her own commercial kitchen.
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What's the right business mix for downtown Zionsville?

April 29, 2013
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Keeping its quaint Main Street viable as Zionsville ramps up commercial development elsewhere will require finding just the right mix of retail and service businesses to draw—and keep—customers downtown.
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Startup aims to take on '11th commandment'

April 26, 2013
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Carmel tech firm owner Ron Brumbarger grows his own talent, and now he wants to help other businesses do the same.
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Sahm's planning pizza pub

April 24, 2013
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Prolific local restaurateur Ed Sahm is working to add a pizzeria concept to his 10-location home-grown chain.
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Prime Zionsville land inching toward development

April 23, 2013
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Zionsville officials are working toward a late-May deadline for wrapping up a complicated plan to buy 91.3 acres of property from Dow Chemical Co.—clearing the way for commercial development worth an estimated $55 million.
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'Tired' owner pulls plug on Fishers garden center

April 22, 2013
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About 600 people turned out Saturday to bid on equipment and inventory—including lawn art, shrubs and trees—from a Fishers garden center that is closing after nearly a decade.
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Woodhouse Day Spa adding locations in Zionsville, Fishers

April 19, 2013
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Local franchise owners Terri and Dan Smith acquired two Villaggio Day Spas and plan to reopen them under the Woodhouse name following renovations.
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Is Carmel's Midtown delay necessary or NIMBY?

April 18, 2013
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Carmel city councilors say their refusal to rubber stamp a state tax credit application paving the way for a $100 million redevelopment project downtown is the result of fiscal caution, not a rejection of low-income housing in the affluent suburb.
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Westfield schools looking to cash in on valuable land

April 17, 2013
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The state’s $600 million overhaul of U.S. 31 in Hamilton County could be a boon to Westfield Washington Schools, which is selling 14 acres of prime property near what will become one of 10 interstate-like interchanges on the highway.
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Carmel arts funding delayed until council gets answers

April 16, 2013
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Public funding for arts organizations in Carmel is on hold until City Council members are satisfied with Mayor Jim Brainard’s plans to close a seven-figure budget shortfall.
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Can mobile, brick-and-mortar eateries coexist in 'burbs?

April 15, 2013
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It remains to be seen whether Fishers’ new rules for mobile businesses will increase food truck traffic in the Hamilton County town—and what impact their arrival could have on established restaurants.
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Fishers asks to hike food-and-beverage tax

April 12, 2013
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Find a penny here and a penny there, and pretty soon you’ve got enough to spring for a vat of Diet Coke from McDonald’s—or to spur investment in a community.
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Crews to shore up roof at 2-year-old Palladium

April 11, 2013
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Construction of the $119 million Carmel concert hall was halted in mid-2009 after an inspection revealed a rip in the structural steel supporting the venue’s signature domed roof.
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Ivy Tech eyes regional campus in Noblesville

April 10, 2013
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Noblesville voters weigh in next month on a $28 million school referendum that would fund building renovations intended to accommodate a growing student body—and clear the way for  Ivy Tech Community College to establish a regional campus in the Hamilton County seat.
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Will suburban apartment market stay hot?

April 5, 2013
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Marah Development’s plans for a 491-unit multifamily housing project in Noblesville’s Corporate Campus aren’t surprising, given the red-hot apartment market in central Indiana.
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What's New: Carmel strip mall swim school

April 4, 2013
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The signs are up and construction has kicked into overdrive as Goldfish Swim School races to open its first Indiana location this month. Founded in Michigan, Goldfish specializes in teaching children to swim.
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North of 96th: a new destination for news

April 2, 2013
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I’m at the wheel of IBJ’s new mobile bureau covering the northern suburbs of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionville. Feel free to point me in the right direction.
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  1. why oh why does this state continue to elect these people....do you wonder how much was graft out of the 3.8 billion?

  2. i too think this is a great idea. I think the vision and need is there as well. But also agree with Wendy that there may be better location in our city to fulfill this vision and help grow the sports of hockey and figure skating in Indy. Also to help further develop other parts of the city that seem often forgotten. Any of the other 6 townships out side of the three northernmost could benefit greatly from a facility and a vision like this. For a vision that sounds philanthropic, the location is appears more about the money. Would really like to see it elsewhere, but still wish the development the best of luck, as we can always use more ice in the city. As for the Ice growth when they return, if schedules can be coordinated with the Fuel, what could be better than to have high level hockey available to go see every weekend of the season? Good luck with the development and the return of the Ice.

  3. How many parking spaces do they have at Ironworks? Will residents have reserved spaces or will they have to troll for a space among the people that are there at Ruth Chris & Sangiovese?

  4. You do not get speeding ticket first time you speed and this is not first time Mr.Page has speed. One act should not define a man and this one act won't. He got off with a slap on the wrist. I agree with judge no person was injured by his actions. The state was robbed of money by paying too much rent for a building and that money could have been used for social services. The Page family maybe "generous" with their money but for most part all of it is dirty money that he obtained for sources that are not on the upright. Page is the kind of lawyer that gives lawyers a bad name. He paid off this judge like he has many other tine and walked away. Does he still have his license. I believe so. Hire him to get you confiscated drug money back. He will. It will cost you.

  5. I remain amazed at the level of expertise of the average Internet Television Executive. Obviously they have all the answers and know the business inside and out.

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