Boone County Blog Posts

Moody's moving butcher shop to Zionsville's village

September 26, 2014
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Moody’s Butcher Shop closed its North Michigan Road strip-mall location last week to prep for a move to larger digs in the heart of Zionsville’s historic village business district. How is the founder of Georgetown Market involved?
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Zionsville, Boone County offer deal to land IT staffing firm

September 3, 2014
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Indianapolis-based Smart IT Staffing Inc. is considering a move to Northwest Technology Center in Zionsville, where it would have room to add 85 jobs over the next five years.
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Plum's Upper Room closes; Salty Cowboy opens

August 6, 2014
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Plum's Upper Room owner Jayne Nolting closed the restaurant on Zionsville’s Main Street this week, posting a farewell note to friends and patrons on the door. Plus: new Tex-Mex.
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Buckingham, partner invest in Zionsville apartments

August 1, 2014
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Local developer Buckingham Cos. is part of a joint venture that plans to renovate and expand a Zionsville apartment complex. But its plans for a key property downtown remain on hold.
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Roundup: Tasty plans for Carmel's Main Street, plus doughnuts and more

April 9, 2014
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A vacant Main Street storefront in Carmel’s Arts & Design District is set to be transformed into the tasting room for Napa Valley winery with local ties. Plus: local Thai and doughnuts, and chains galore.
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Lessons learned in the northern 'burbs

April 7, 2014
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IBJ’s experiment with place-based business news couldn’t have come at a better time—just as the fast-growing communities north of 96th Street began to emerge from the depths of the recession and look to the future.
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Noblesville bakery-cafe setting up shop in Zionsville

April 4, 2014
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Rosie’s Place, a popular downtown Noblesville café and bakery, plans to open a second location this year in Zionsville’s Village business district. Its expanded kitchen will serve as a production hub for Rosie's wholesale goodies.
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Study: Downtown Zionsville needs more restaurants

April 1, 2014
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Downtown Zionsville merchants produce an estimated $21.9 million in annual sales, or about 9 percent of the town’s total spending power, according to a market-share analysis. The suggested goal: 13 percent.
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Defunct Zionsville bakery files for bankruptcy protection

March 28, 2014
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The owner of a now-shuttered Zionsville bakery filed for bankruptcy protection last month and asked the court to stop a previous tenant from selling off property left behind when its storefront closed in January.
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Lawmakers OK bill keeping school buses on the road

March 18, 2014
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Legislators delivered a temporary reprieve to Westfield Washington Schools and other districts facing steep losses in their transportation budgets, but the final version of House Bill 1062 did not allow some to test the market for school-bus advertising.
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Roundup: Restaurant revival, women's resale, Combine Cafe and more

March 6, 2014
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Classically trained Chef Keith Brooks is cooking up plans for the former Eddie’s Corner Café space in downtown Noblesville. Plus: a new resale shop in Fishers, tying on the feed bag at Reynolds, Brazilian at HTC and the latest on Chuy's.
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Bus-ad amendment aims to help schools boost revenue

March 3, 2014
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The Indiana Senate unanimously OK'd a bill last week that could help school districts keep their buses on the road, adding an amendment that would let Zionsville Community Schools and others test the idea of selling ads on buses.
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Zionsville land swap could give schools, town a financial boost

February 20, 2014
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Less than a year after Zionsville Community Schools and the town of Zionsville joined forces to buy property for commercial development, they’re finalizing a land-swap that could result in more money for both entities.
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Roundup: Tex-Mex and ice cream in Zionsville, plus pastry shops come and go

February 6, 2014
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The owner of the popular Noah Grant’s Grill House & Oyster Bar in Zionsville is targeting an April opening for a second restaurant flanking the town’s brick Main Street. Plus: the latest retail roundup.
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Project updates: Fishers mixed use, Carmel hotel and Zionsville's new HQ

February 4, 2014
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Elected officials north of 96th Street advanced a bevy of public-private projects Monday during what I like to call their monthly meetingpalooza. Here’s a rundown on where things stand:
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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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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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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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Buckingham still tweaking plans for Zionsville project

November 20, 2013
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Zionsville leaders have seen “very general” architectural renderings of a mixed-use project Buckingham Cos. is planning in the heart of downtown, but a development proposal isn’t expected until early 2014.
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Buckingham confirms Zionsville project

October 24, 2013
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After months of radio silence on the subject, developer Buckingham Cos. acknowledged Wednesday that it’s working on plans for a mixed-use project in the heart of Zionsville.
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Bub's draws other tenants to Zionsville development

October 11, 2013
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Anticipation has been building since Bub's Burgers and Ice Cream signed on for the $3 million South Village of Zionsville West project last year. The popular restaurant could open its Boone County outpost next month. Who else is moving in?
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Retail roundup: Stone-oven pizza in Carmel, expanding burger joints

September 20, 2013
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Former Egyptian Cafe owner Mohey Osman is opening a Naples-style pizzeria in Carmel. Plus: new locations in the works for Bagger Dave's and Bub's Burgers, Aldi and Jimmy John's.
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Zionsville microloans open financing avenue for town's businesses

September 4, 2013
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A $23,000 loan allowed Patrick's Kitchen in downtown Zionsville to reopen on solid financial footing after a fire last year. Now organizers of the town's fledgling microloan program are looking for other businesses to help.
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Friday fun: County 4-H fairs

July 19, 2013
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An ice cream churn-off, model tractor pull, rabbit costume contest and the Llama Limbo. This weekend's schedule of events can mean only one thing: It's 4-H fair season in Hamilton and Boone counties.
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Pittman plans for 'The Farm' at key Zionsville corner take root

July 16, 2013
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A $90 million mixed-use development proposed for a prominent Zionsville property sailed past its first hurdle Monday night, winning support from the Zionsville Plan Commission.
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