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Dunkin Donuts angling to take over Bonjour building

June 2, 2010
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Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robbins could soon take over the former home of Bonjour Cafe & Bakery at Meridian and 24th streets if the owner wins city approval to add a drive-through.
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Restoration work begins for Old Northside landmark

March 1, 2010
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Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana has taken over the Romanesque Revival former church known as Old Centrum along Central Avenue at 12th Street.
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Downtown shakeup: Tea Cozy closes, Sahm's moves, Urban Elements expands

February 25, 2010
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Check out a roundup of big changes for the downtown restaurant scene including Tea Cozy, Sahm's and Urban Element, plus a new fitness option at the Majestic Building.
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City Market proposals: Microbrewery, bicycle hub, agriculture showcase

January 18, 2010
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Six groups are vying to lead a redevelopment effort for the struggling Indianapolis City Market. Check out summaries of each of the proposals.
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Developer plans expansion of Riley Towers apartments

January 12, 2010
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The owner of downtown's Riley Towers apartments is working on plans for a 5-story expansion at 225 E. North St. that would add 54 apartment units and more than 4,000 square feet of retail space.
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Developer eyes Penn Centre as it wraps up Allen Plaza

November 19, 2009
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Allen Commercial Group is offering for sale the first of 30 condos in its flagship nine-story Allen Plaza building along Pennsylvania Street downtown. And the firm is working on a phasing plan for its much-larger Penn Centre proposal.
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Around town retail roundup

November 17, 2009
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Check out some of the latest comings and goings among Indianapolis restaurants and retail shops, including a new bar in downtown's 3Mass, Hot Box planning a new location and a wine shop headed to Fishers.
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Construction begins on downtown condo project

November 11, 2009
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Construction has finally begun on a condo conversion of an historic 5-story building known as The Shelton.
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The Nature Conservancy sets green example with new HQ

November 6, 2009
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The Nature Conservancy's new $10-million headquarters has enough environmentally friendly features to qualify for the highest level of LEED certification.
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Group plans to auction relics of downtown architecture

November 4, 2009
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The city has agreed to hand over architectural artifacts from a landmark downtown building to a historic preservation group.

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IBJ Media seeking approval for new projecting sign

November 2, 2009
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The parent company of IBJ has filed plans to add a new sign with an electronic-message component outside the newspaper's headquarters at 41 E. Washington St.
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Trustee seeks bids for former Fall Creek YMCA branch

October 28, 2009
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The owner of the vacant former Fall Creek YMCA along West 10th Street is seeking bidders interested in tearing down and redeveloping the prime 2-acre site at 860 W. 10th St.
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Demand is steady for Maxwell Apartments

October 27, 2009
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Locally based Barrett & Stokely Inc. has taken over management of The Maxwell Apartments downtown at 530 E. Ohio St. The community already is about 50 percent occupied.
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Yats opening new concept near Central Library

October 21, 2009
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Yats plans to open a new restaurant and bar concept in the first floor of the The Ambassador apartment building next to the Central Library.
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New coffee shop named for Fletcher Place founder

October 20, 2009
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Local investors have opened a new coffee shop in Fletcher Place they plan to turn into a not-for-profit to raise money for local charities.
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New Circle Centre display promotes Indy attractions

October 5, 2009
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A formerly lifeless stretch of wall on the northern edge of Circle Centre mall is now an engaging tribute to three of the city's most notable attractions.
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Renovation planned for former Buick showroom

September 30, 2009
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Builder and developer Shiel Sexton is renovating an historic former Buick showroom that most recently served as a self-storage facility into LEED-certified office space.
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Regions Bank joins skyline

September 29, 2009
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The Regions name and logo are joining the city's skyline atop One Indiana Square.
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Developer plans student housing along canal

September 25, 2009
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A local developer has filed plans to build a new apartment complex designed for college students a few blocks east of the Central Canal.
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Fountain Square getting a new fountain

September 4, 2009
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Fountain Square is getting a new fountain in a project that's been in the works for more than a decade.
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Downtown apartment complex to expand

September 1, 2009
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The developer of The Waverley apartments downtown has filed plans to expand the complex at 151 S. East St. thanks to high demand for one-bedroom units.
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Kilroy's will soon be here

August 31, 2009
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The former home of Smokey Bones Barbeque and Grill at 201 S. Meridian St. is getting a new tenant after sitting vacant for more than two years. The Bloomington institution Kilroy's plans to open a new location in the 8,700-square-foot space.
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Jack eyes 16th & Meridian

August 21, 2009
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Burger chain Jack in the Box is working on plans to open its first Indiana restaurant along Meridian Street just south of 16th Street. The chain has worked up preliminary plans to build on about an acre south of the new CVS pharmacy, brokers said.
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Deal to save winged canopy

August 11, 2009
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A compromise between an historic preservation group and a local business owner will save an iconic "bat-wing" canopy outside a downtown gas station.
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Former jail up for sale

July 27, 2009
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The owner of a former Community Corrections jail facility at the southwest corner of Delaware and Maryland streets has put the building up for sale,...
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  1. The Walgreens did not get a lot of traffic. It was not located on the corner of the intersection, and not really visible from Emerson. Meanwhile the CVS there is huge and right on the corner. I am guessing a lot of people drove by a million times and never knew the Walgreens was there. Although, with the new Walmart market going in, that area could really see a lot of increase in traffic soon.

  2. You folks don't have a clue. There is a legal way to enter this country and to get aid. This left unchecked could run us to ruin quickly. I also heard that 'supporters' were getting major $$ to take them in? Who's monitoring this and guess who pays the bill? I support charitable organizations... but this is NOT the way to do it!

  3. Apparently at some time before alcohol has been served at the fair. The problem is that beer or wine used to be a common drink for people before soft drinks and was not thought to be that unusual. Since many folks now only drink to see how much they can drink or what kind of condition they can end up in it becomes more problematic. Go to Europe and its no big deal just as if you had sodas of milk to drink everyday. Its using common sense that is lacking now days.

  4. To address the epic failure of attracting race fans to both the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 would take too much of my time to write. Bottom line Boles is clueless and obviously totally out of touch with the real paying fan base. I see nothing but death spin coming for the Brickyard, just like Indy. Get somebody in a place of power that understands what race fans want.

  5. I am a race fan through & through. It doesn't matter if it's Indy cars or Nascar. I love a great race. I go to several other tracks each year and you can see the entire track. I know Indy has tradition, but fans want to see the entire race. I sit in the Penthouse, am almost 60 years old, and would like to see a better TV screen in turn 1 so you can see the entire race. Then I think Indy needs to install an escalator so us old folks can make it up to the Penthouse and down again if we want more options to purchase food and drinks. Just a race fans opinion. Lights won't make the race any better, but you might be able to see the TV better at night. Turn 1's screen needs replaced with a better and bigger screen.

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