Fishers Blog Posts

Conner Prairie seeks funding to keep balloon ride flying

June 6, 2014
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By the end of Conner Prairie’s 2014 season, about 100,000 people will have taken to the skies in its tethered helium balloon—a high-flying attraction that soared to landmark status soon after it debuted five years ago.
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County continues to build case for State Road 37 overhaul

June 5, 2014
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Hamilton County officials are circling the wagons to prepare for negotiations over the future of State Road 37.
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Developer seeks tax break for $11M medical office building in Fishers

May 19, 2014
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Indianapolis-based Cornerstone Cos. Inc. is working on plans for an $11 million medical office building near St. Vincent and IU Health hospitals in Fishers.
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Graeter's planning ice cream shop in Fishers

May 19, 2014
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Cincinnati’s famed Graeter’s ice cream is continuing its northern expansion, with plans for a location in Fishers.
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Fishers seeks to cancel tax break for failed Deca Financial

May 19, 2014
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The town of Fishers is taking steps to officially terminate a three-year property tax abatement offered to a debt-collection company that is winding down operations.
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Court OKs selling off Carmel firm's property holdings

May 16, 2014
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A Hamilton County court has approved the sale of nine central Indiana properties tied to Carmel-based CFS Inc., which is facing a state securities fraud lawsuit. Twice as many remain on the market.
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Roundup: Tilted Kilt in Carmel, plus beer, burgers, sweet tea and toys

May 15, 2014
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Sports pub chain Tilted Kilt is planning a Carmel location. Plus: new beer options, McAlister's remodels, and a local toy store closes.
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Slow going for new 106th Street exit on I-69

May 13, 2014
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It seems fitting that the process of adding an interchange to relieve congestion on Interstate 69 appears to move about as fast as, well, rush-hour traffic on Interstate 69.
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Hanging out at HamCo election central

May 6, 2014
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Hamilton County's Government & Judicial Center is open to folks who can't wait to see election results. I'm here for now: Anything you want to know?
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Primaries matter despite one-sided races

May 5, 2014
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Tuesday’s primary election is more than a practice run for November—especially in Republican-dominated Hamilton County, where partisan voters essentially are choosing the eventual winner.
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Noblesville's Grace Church extending its reach to Fishers

April 24, 2014
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After two false starts, Noblesville-based Grace Church is working on a deal to buy land for a satellite campus in Fishers.
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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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Mountain-bike course in the works for Fishers

March 21, 2014
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Fishers is moving ahead with plans for a mountain-bike course at its work-in-progress park at 101st Street and Cyntheanne Road, hiring an expert trail builder to design and install the 1.5-mile amenity.
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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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Fishers council defers action on Kroger Marketplace

March 4, 2014
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No decision has been rendered on The Kroger Cos.’ grand plans to build a 123,000-square-foot replacement for its grocery store at 116th Street and Olio Road, but the Fishers Town Council didn’t exactly embrace the proposal Monday night.
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Kroger to replace Fishers grocery with massive Marketplace

February 28, 2014
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Kroger Co. plans to bring its sprawling Kroger Marketplace concept to Fishers—a $20 million investment expected to create almost 200 jobs.
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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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Fishers voters to pass judgment on growth strategy

February 24, 2014
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In many ways, Fishers’ first city election this year will be a referendum on the Hamilton County community’s current economic development strategy.
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Fishers OKs train station project despite objections

February 18, 2014
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Fishers has attracted more than $93 million in downtown projects since making redevelopment a priority in 2012. Is it too much too fast? Or a long time coming? The answer depends on who you ask.
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Auto dealer pitches Noblesville development, future transit hub

February 14, 2014
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An affiliate of Indianapolis-based Ed Martin Automotive Group wants to rezone 40 acres of land at the northwest corner of State Road 37 and 141st Street for a planned Toyota dealership and other mixed-use development—including a possible transit hub.
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New owners working on plan for well-located Fishers land

February 7, 2014
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Development firm Thompson Thrift is expanding its reach in fast-growing Fishers, working with partners to buy 70 acres of high-potential property near a planned Interstate 69 interchange.
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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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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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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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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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