Hamilton County Blog Posts

Noblesville signals support of State Road 37 overhaul

August 27, 2014
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Hamilton County Commissioners wrapped up the local-government leg of their State Road 37 road show Tuesday, asking Noblesville Common Council to consider a resolution endorsing a Keystone Parkway-like overhaul intended to ease congestion.
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Fishers redevelopment draws homegrown Pure Eatery

August 26, 2014
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The owners of Fountain Square’s Pure Eatery are planning to open a second location in downtown Fishers early next year. Plus: Gumbo A Go Go, Wolfies and pizza news.
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CIRTA unveils commuter-bus schedule for Fishers, Carmel

August 25, 2014
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Hamilton County commuters who ride the Indy Express Bus to and from downtown Indianapolis will have fewer departure options starting Sept. 2. A new schedule was released Monday afternoon.
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Plans for long-contentious Westfield corner gain steam

August 22, 2014
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An Indianapolis-based development group is moving forward with plans for a CVS Pharmacy-anchored commercial development at the southeast corner of 161st Street and Spring Mill Road in Westfield.
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Crowdfunding campaign seeks to move historic house

August 22, 2014
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Nickel Plate Arts and the Noblesville Preservation Alliance are kicking off a $115,000 crowdfunding campaign to move the historic Flanagan House in Fishers.
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Fishers OKs deal to land Sun King brewery

August 19, 2014
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Fishers Town Council unanimously approved an economic development deal Monday that will allow Sun King Brewing Co. to plant some of its growing business in the suburban community. Members also voted on a commuter-bus subsidy.
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Locals asked to help fund commuter-bus service

August 18, 2014
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Fishers Town Council on Monday is expected to consider a subsidy of up to $22,500 to keep the Indy Express commuter buses running for the rest of 2014. Carmel City Council, meanwhile, has a $30,000 grant request on the table.
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Fishers' bike-share program to start with training wheels

August 15, 2014
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Fishers expects to roll out a pilot bike-sharing program this month in its downtown Nickel Plate District.
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Mass Ave merchants' pop-up shop reopening in Carmel

August 12, 2014
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Mass Ave retailers are making a return trip to Carmel's Main Street, and they could stay longer this time.
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St. Vincent Heart Center seeks to build helipad in Carmel

August 8, 2014
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St. Vincent Heart Center is seeking city permission to build a helipad on church-owned property south of 103rd Street in Carmel, about a half-mile from the specialty hospital.
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Fishers Switch construction could start this month

August 7, 2014
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Work is expected to begin this month on a $28 million mixed-use project on the site of the Fishers Train Station, which will be demolished to make way for offices, retail and apartments in the burgeoning suburban downtown.
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State Road 37 overhaul plan inches forward

August 5, 2014
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The facts aren’t in dispute: Congestion on State Road 37 in Hamilton County must be addressed before development along the commercial corridor turns it into a parking lot. But easing rush-hour backups along the highway won’t be cheap or easy.
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Developer pitches plans for former Carmel golf course

August 1, 2014
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Plans for the former Sunrise Golf Club property along the Monon Greenway in Carmel are coming into focus as the developer asks the city to approve a rezoning request.
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Carmel marketer deploys flying camera

July 30, 2014
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Carmel marketing firm Fat Atom’s new toy tends to draw a crowd, giving the agency high hopes for the business its drone could deliver.
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Square Donuts signs lease in Carmel

July 28, 2014
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Indianapolis’ Square Donuts franchise is growing, with plans to open a Carmel location within weeks. Plus: McDonald's eyes The Bridges.
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Sheridan OKs rezoning to recruit growing business

July 25, 2014
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A divided Sheridan Town Council agreed Thursday to rezone about 50 acres of land along State Road 47 to allow for industrial uses—clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar business expansion.
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Roundup: Aurelio's Pizza, ice cream 'emporium' and Dottie Couture in Fishers

July 23, 2014
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Chicagoland favorite Aurelio’s Pizza is extending its reach into central Indiana, with plans for a restaurant in Fishers. Plus: ice cream, sushi, and more Dottie Couture.
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Fishers conference center property owner files bankruptcy

July 22, 2014
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Fishers Banquet & Conference Center’s owners insist business is booming despite a recent bankruptcy filing by the entity that owns the property at 9779 North by Northeast Blvd.
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Byrd's flying north to renovated Fountains facility

July 21, 2014
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The Carmel banquet center formerly known as The Fountains is being remodeled to accommodate new tenant Jonathan Byrd’s Catering.
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Upstart grocer Fresh Thyme eyes Fishers site

July 18, 2014
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Specialty grocery startup Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is eyeing a location on 116th Street in Fishers, where it would anchor a commercial development just east of Hoosier Road.
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Noblesville OKs apartments despite concerns

July 16, 2014
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Noblesville Common Council signed off Tuesday on three apartment projects that will add almost 850 units to the city’s housing inventory, then agreed to talk about when to say when.
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Pizzology to fill vacant restaurant space in West Clay

July 15, 2014
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Local restaurateur Neal Brown is bringing his popular Pizzology Pizzeria + Pub concept to the Village of West Clay, targeting a late-September opening for its third location.
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Zionsville poker player wins big at World Series

July 15, 2014
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Forgive me if I’m a bit bleary-eyed today. I was up late watching live updates from the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas—and tracking the incredible success of Zionsville software developer Chris Greaves, who outlasted more than 6,670 players to finish 12th.
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Westfield council will wait to decide on landmark towers

July 14, 2014
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Westfield City Council is delaying a decision on a $3 million plan to erect two concrete-and-steel towers at a prominent U.S. 31 intersection.
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Upscale salon closes Clay Terrace storefront

July 11, 2014
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High-end David & Mary Salon Spa has closed its Clay Terrace location after months of grappling with road construction, frigid weather and the loss of several key employees. Plus: Macaroni Grill leaves Carmel.
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  1. I'm a CPA who works with a wide range of companies (through my firm K.B.Parrish & Co.); however, we work with quite a few car dealerships, so I'm fairly interested in Fatwin (mentioned in the article). Does anyone have much information on that, or a link to such information? Thanks.

  2. Historically high long-term unemployment, unprecedented labor market slack and the loss of human capital should not be accepted as "the economy at work [and] what is supposed to happen" and is certainly not raising wages in Indiana. See Chicago Fed Reserve: goo.gl/IJ4JhQ Also, here's our research on Work Sharing and our support testimony at yesterday's hearing: goo.gl/NhC9W4

  3. I am always curious why teachers don't believe in accountability. It's the only profession in the world that things they are better than everyone else. It's really a shame.

  4. It's not often in Indiana that people from both major political parties and from both labor and business groups come together to endorse a proposal. I really think this is going to help create a more flexible labor force, which is what businesses claim to need, while also reducing outright layoffs, and mitigating the impact of salary/wage reductions, both of which have been highlighted as important issues affecting Hoosier workers. Like many other public policies, I'm sure that this one will, over time, be tweaked and changed as needed to meet Indiana's needs. But when you have such broad agreement, why not give this a try?

  5. I could not agree more with Ben's statement. Every time I look at my unemployment insurance rate, "irritated" hardly describes my sentiment. We are talking about a surplus of funds, and possibly refunding that, why, so we can say we did it and get a notch in our political belt? This is real money, to real companies, large and small. The impact is felt across the board; in the spending of the company, the hiring (or lack thereof due to higher insurance costs), as well as in the personal spending of the owners of a smaller company.

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