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Developer eyes spring groundbreaking for 10-story Drury Plaza Hotel

January 31, 2014
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St. Louis-based Drury Hotels is proposing to build a 10-story, 304-room hotel and stand-alone restaurant on undeveloped property at the northeast corner of Meridian and 96th streets in Carmel. Construction could begin this spring.
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Carmel's FatAtom moving from Main Street to Monon

January 30, 2014
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Carmel ad shop FatAtom Marketing has signed a letter of intent to lease a first-floor storefront in the under-construction Mezz on the Monon building in Carmel City Center. CEO Todd Muffley is targeting a June 1 move-in date.
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Boomerang gets OK to let Noblesville housing project fly

January 29, 2014
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Fishers-based Boomerang Development LLC got the go-ahead Tuesday to proceed with its plans for Noble East of Noblesville, a $150 million master-planned community near Klipsch Music Center.
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Planned microbreweries to tap into Westfield's railroad heritage

January 24, 2014
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Two microbreweries are in the works in Westfield: Grand Junction Brewing Co. is expected to open downtown this spring, and Four Day Ray Brewing is targeting a fall opening in an industrial park west of U.S. 31.
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Launch Fishers to host entrepreneurial mentoring program

January 22, 2014
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The Indiana Small Business Development Center is working with serial entrepreneur John Wechsler to establish a statewide mentoring program for founders of high-potential startups based out of the Wechsler-run Launch Fishers coworking space.
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Noblesville set to buy repair shop land for downtown park

January 17, 2014
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Noblesville’s Dave Mason Auto Outlet will close its repair shop on busy State Road 32 next year after almost two decades to make way for a planned riverfront park.
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Construction firm planning new Noblesville facility

January 15, 2014
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Out of space at its Noblesville offices, Elkhart-based LeMaster Steel Erectors plans to invest nearly $1.2 million to accommodate its growing Hamilton County operation.
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Microbrewery eyeing spot at Carmel Farmers Market

January 10, 2014
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Opening days is still months away, but organizers of the popular Carmel Farmers Market already are lining up vendors for the summer celebration of Indiana agriculture. Will craft breweries be able to join the fun?
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UPDATE: Fishers OKs retention deal for OfficeWorks

January 8, 2014
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Drawing new jobs remains a priority for economic development leaders in fast-growing Fishers, but existing businesses are getting some love, too.
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Storm fallout shuts down suburban government

January 6, 2014
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Sunday’s winter storm shut down most government offices in Hamilton and Boone counties, forcing a bevy of public meetings scheduled for Monday to be postponed.
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Westfield residents help set vision for neighborhood retail

January 3, 2014
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It’s been a decade since neighbors lost a hard-fought battle to keep retail development away from the northeast corner of Spring Mill Road and 161st Street. Now they’re working with Westfield planners to create a vision for the area that will guide future growth.
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Geico could double Carmel work force by year's end

January 2, 2014
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Insurance giant Geico is ahead of schedule when it comes to staffing its Carmel customer-service center, reaching the 400-employee mark in December.
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Fishers council gives up on food-and-beverage tax

December 30, 2013
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Legislators set a Dec. 31 deadline for the Fishers Town Council to pass a food-and-beverage tax, the revenue from which could only be used to lower property taxes or support economic development efforts. The measure will die without a vote.
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Luxury apartments going up just outside Zionsville

December 27, 2013
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Dubbed The Villas by Watermark, the 24-building complex will have 266 living units—a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments—plus the expected pool and clubhouse, walking trails and a more unusual amenity: a private dog park and heated dog wash.
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Time running out for Noblesville residents to weigh in

December 23, 2013
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Results of the Noblesville Citizens Survey—administered by Colorado-based National Research Center Inc.—are used to improve city services, helping to guide budget and policy decisions.
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Former Shapiro's in Carmel hits market with $2.1M price

December 20, 2013
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The Carmel Redevelopment Commission has engaged Colliers International to market and sell the former Shapiro’s Delicatessen building in growing Carmel City Center.
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Tourism has big impact in Hamilton County

December 19, 2013
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Visitors spent an estimated $375 million in Hamilton County last year, according to local results released Wednesday in connection with a broader report on the economic impact of tourism in Indiana
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Roundup: Blow-dry bar, burger bar, Hot Mama

December 13, 2013
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A new salon concept is blowing into Carmel next week. Dubbed do-tique, the dedicated blow-dry bar will offer shampoos and styling. Plus: A pop-up shop adds to its Twelve Days, and The Pint Room's plans.
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Economic distress doesn't recognize county lines

December 12, 2013
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Hamilton and Boone counties are home to upscale communities, but the suburbs are not immune to problems like unemployment, homelessness and food insecurity.
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Noblesville's riverfront park taking shape

December 6, 2013
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Planning for a riverfront park in downtown Noblesville is almost complete, but next comes the hard part—figuring out how much of its wish list the city can afford to bring to life.
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Fraternity moving headquarters to Carmel

December 5, 2013
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Indianapolis-based Theta Chi Fraternity will move its headquarters from College Park to Carmel early next year.
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Council delays decision on fate of Fishers tax

December 3, 2013
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Fishers’ Town Council postponed a decision on a proposed 1-percent food-and-beverage tax Monday night, tabling the measure without comment rather than carry out an expected vote. It also OK'd an incentive deal for construction firm Meyer Najem.
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Noblesville to join Fishers in ranks of second-class cities

November 27, 2013
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Noblesville Common Council members voted 5-2 Tuesday to elevate the city to second-class status effective Jan. 1, 2016, after the next municipal election.
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Mass Ave retailers about to pop up in Carmel

November 25, 2013
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A band of Mass Ave merrymakers are heading north for the holidays, opening a pop-up shop in downtown Carmel.
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Retail taking shape near Westfield sports park

November 22, 2013
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Construction is expected to begin this spring on the first retail building in Grand Park Village, the commercial hub planned for just south of Westfield’s massive youth-sports megaplex.
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  2. Look no further than Mike Rowe, the former host of dirty jobs, who was also a classically trained singer.

  3. Current law states income taxes are paid to the county of residence not county of income source. The most likely scenario would be some alteration of the income tax distribution formula so money earned in Marion co. would go to Marion Co by residents of other counties would partially be distributed to Marion co. as opposed to now where the entirety is held by the resident's county.

  4. This is more same-old, same-old from a new generation of non-progressive 'progressives and fear mongers. One only needs to look at the economic havoc being experienced in California to understand the effect of drought on economies and people's lives. The same mindset in California turned a blind eye to the growth of population and water needs in California, defeating proposal after proposal to build reservoirs, improve water storage and delivery infrastructure...and the price now being paid for putting the demands of a raucous minority ahead of the needs of many. Some people never, never learn..

  5. I wonder if I can marry him too? Considering we are both males, wouldn't that be a same sex marriage as well? If they don't honor it, I'll scream discrimination just like all these people have....

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