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Entrepreneur's events aim to appeal to new, growing families

March 27, 2014
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After launching (and selling) four businesses in eight years, serial entrepreneur Jenn Kampmeier is at it again. She's debuting a mini trade show for new and expectant parents in Carmel next month.
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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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Scotty's taking over Detour space in Carmel

February 26, 2014
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After an admittedly difficult year dealing with the fallout from the closure of two of his namesake eateries, restaurateur Scott Wise is starting 2014 with a bang. He's finalizing a deal to move a Scotty’s Brewhouse into a prime spot along the Monon Greenway.
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Rose's plan for $80M Carmel project moves forward

February 21, 2014
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Edward Rose Properties’ proposal to develop an $80 million mixed-use project near Old Meridian and Main streets is heading to City Council for consideration.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carmel eatery expanding to Westfield

November 8, 2013
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Veteran restaurateur John Perazzo is preparing to open a second location of his popular Italian eatery J. Razzo’s, on State Road 32 in Westfield.
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Pace slows, but Carmel redevelopment panel still busy

November 4, 2013
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The Carmel Redevelopment Commission has a lot to do—with or without staff support. Mayor Jim Brainard and the city's director of administration will handle the volunteer panel's day-to-day affairs for the immediate future.
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Upscale chocolatier growing into Carmel

November 1, 2013
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Chocolate for the Spirit plans to open a storefront in Carmel this month. After the holidays, master chocolatier Julie Bolejack will move production there from her Shelbyville "studio."
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Merchants' Square stores coming down to make way for Flix Brewhouse

October 25, 2013
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Carmel’s Merchants’ Square shopping center will be getting a mini makeover thanks to coming attraction Flix Brewhouse.
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Sunrise Golf Club property set to hit the market

October 18, 2013
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The sun is setting on Carmel’s Sunrise Golf Club, which is scheduled to close at the end of the month following the death of a property owner.
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Brainard: You've got to see Carmel to believe it

October 9, 2013
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Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard painted a rosy picture of the suburban community in his State of the City speech Wednesday. Then he showed the video.
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Roundup: Westfield cafe closes; plus new pho, fro-yo, BBQ and baked goods

October 4, 2013
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Marlow’s Café closed in September after more than three decades on State Road 32 in Westfield, and a new restaurant is set to take over the breakfast-and-lunch spot.
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Upscale hotel, restaurant planned for I-465 interchange

October 3, 2013
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St. Louis-based Drury Hotels Co. is planning a 10-story hotel and stand-alone restaurant for 10 acres of undeveloped land overlooking Interstate 465 on the southern edge of Carmel.
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Builder plans trailside community in Carmel

October 2, 2013
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M/I Homes of Indiana wants to build as many as four dozen homes on 15 acres of beachfront property in Carmel: undeveloped land along the Monon Greenway.
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Is Fido clamoring for a trip to the mall?

September 27, 2013
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Officials at Clay Terrace in Carmel are working on plans to open a dog park on a vacant patch of land along U.S. 31, south of St. Vincent Sports Performance.
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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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  1. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

  2. 85 feet for an ambitious project? I could shoot ej*culate farther than that.

  3. I tried, can't take it anymore. Untill Katz is replaced I can't listen anymore.

  4. Perhaps, but they've had a very active program to reduce rainwater/sump pump inflows for a number of years. But you are correct that controlling these peak flows will require spending more money - surge tanks, lines or removing storm water inflow at the source.

  5. All sewage goes to the Carmel treatment plant on the White River at 96th St. Rainfall should not affect sewage flows, but somehow it does - and the increased rate is more than the plant can handle a few times each year. One big source is typically homeowners who have their sump pumps connect into the sanitary sewer line rather than to the storm sewer line or yard. So we (Carmel and Clay Twp) need someway to hold the excess flow for a few days until the plant can process this material. Carmel wants the surge tank located at the treatment plant but than means an expensive underground line has to be installed through residential areas while CTRWD wants the surge tank located further 'upstream' from the treatment plant which costs less. Either solution works from an environmental control perspective. The less expensive solution means some people would likely have an unsightly tank near them. Carmel wants the more expensive solution - surprise!

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