Hamilton County Blog Posts

Shapiro's site in Carmel draws two bids

September 19, 2013
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Two would-be buyers submitted wildly divergent offers for the former Shapiro’s Delicatessen in Carmel City Center. Bidders also were asked to disclose how they intend to use the property.
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Car lot to anchor 52-acre Noblesville development

September 18, 2013
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Auto dealer Terry Lee wants to build a Hyundai dealership on eight acres of flood-prone property at a key intersection in Noblesville as part of a larger project. How will the city help?
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Sneak a peek at The Depot mixed-use project in Fishers

September 17, 2013
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Construction fencing is up and trees are coming down in front of Fishers Town Hall in preparation for next month’s groundbreaking on The Depot at Nickel Plate, a mixed-use project that officials hope will launch a wave of downtown redevelopment.
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New day dawning for Noblesville's Uptown Cafe

September 13, 2013
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The landmark Uptown Café in downtown Noblesville is expected to reopen next month with new operators behind the counter.
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Hamilton County tackling $47M wish list, more to come

September 12, 2013
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Hamilton County is poised to pay off decades-old debt tied to a jail expansion and judicial center construction, but it has more than $50 million in projects waiting in the wings.
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Carmel pharmaceutical firm eyeing move to Noblesville

September 11, 2013
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A Carmel institutional pharmacy could move its growing drug repackaging operation to Noblesville’s Corporate Campus if city leaders sign off on $225,000 in tax breaks.
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Not-for-profit weighs hiring Carmel redevelopment chief

September 10, 2013
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A month after a split Carmel City Council decided not to extend a $100-per-hour consulting deal for longtime Carmel Redevelopment Commission boss Les Olds, another organization is considering hiring him to keep city redevelopment projects on track.
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Mexican chain Chuy's planning Noblesville location

September 10, 2013
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Growing Texas-based restaurant chain Chuy’s plans to open its second Indiana location next summer in a new building at Hamilton Town Center.
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Carmel council seeking 'autonomous' arts grants process

September 6, 2013
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Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard does not support a City Council effort to shift control of the city’s annual arts grants from his office to the Center for the Performing Arts.
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Friday fun: Celebrating pork

August 30, 2013
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There’s still time to hit the gym in preparation for the Tipton County Pork Festival, an annual excuse to indulge in all things porcine.
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Fishers' town manager exploring mayoral run

August 26, 2013
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Fishers Town Manager Scott Fadness’ job is going away at the end of next year, but he’s hoping voters keep him on in a different role: mayor.
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Friday fun: Dog Day Afternoon

August 23, 2013
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Humane Society for Hamilton County's summer fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers. The “Parade of Paws” dog walk starts at 1:30 p.m., and the “Woofstock” entertainment stage opens at 2.
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Pepsi signs on as Grand Park's official thirst quencher

August 23, 2013
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PepsiCo will pay $2 million for a decade of exclusive “pouring rights” at Westfield’s sprawling Grand Park Sports Campus. The drink maker’s iconic brands—including on-field staple Gatorade—will be available at the park’s eight concession stands.
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Ex-Greenfield mayor to run for Fishers council

August 22, 2013
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Former Greenfield Mayor Brad DeReamer is giving up on retirement, announcing his candidacy for Fishers City Council.
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Flix Brewhouse signs on for Carmel theater-microbrewery

August 22, 2013
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Texas-based Flix Brewhouse plans to open a combination movie theater-microbrewery next year in Carmel’s beleaguered Merchants’ Square shopping center.
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Fishers launches public art plan with downtown mural

August 21, 2013
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The town of Fishers is seeking proposals from Hoosier artists interested in an $8,000 gig creating a mural that will kick off a public art initiative in the suburban community.
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Noblesville hits brakes on kart racing, OKs auto dealership

August 20, 2013
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The Noblesville Plan Commission raised a yellow flag Monday on California-based K1 Speed Inc.’s plans for an electric go-kart racing center in the Saxony Corporate Campus. Plus: Terry Lee Crossing project advances and Civic Theatre gets Carmel arts grant.
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Fishers couple steers mobile juicery into central Indiana

August 19, 2013
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Budding Fishers entrepreneurs (and relative newlyweds) Ross and Leslie Hanna are hitting the road this week with the newest addition to their family: Pearl, a 1964 Shasta camper that’s been transformed into a mobile juicery and smoothie bar.
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Carmel council to reconsider Civic Theatre arts grant

August 16, 2013
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Two weeks after it held back $200,000 in grant funding earmarked for the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, the Carmel City Council is poised to swap checks with the not-for-profit organization.
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Noblesville passes $1K food-truck fee

August 14, 2013
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A divided Noblesville Common Council approved zoning changes Tuesday that allow food trucks to roll into the city—with several restrictions and a fee that all but guarantees few will bother to make the trip.
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Design for new Fishers park on hold

August 13, 2013
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Fishers’ grand plan for an 80-acre park at 101st Street and Cyntheanne Road hit a snag this month when the Town Council refused to increase the design consultant’s fees by about $100,000.
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Friday fun: Pop-up piano art on display in Carmel

August 9, 2013
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The 20 artist-decorated pianos on display in Indianapolis and Carmel through Aug. 18 aren’t just eye candy. They’re public art pieces designed to appeal to all the senses, including the sense of community.
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For sale: Former Shapiro's building in Carmel

August 8, 2013
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The Carmel City Center building that housed Shapiro’s Delicatessen for more than a decade is for sale following the restaurant’s June closure.
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Electric kart racing operator speeding into Noblesville

August 7, 2013
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California-based K1 Speed Inc. hopes to open a high-tech electric kart-racing center in Noblesville in late September. But first, it needs the city's permission to locate an indoor recreation business in the Saxony Corporate Campus near I-69.
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Carmel council releases (most) arts grants

August 6, 2013
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Finally satisfied that Carmel will end the year in the black, its City Council on Monday released more than $500,000 in arts funding that’s been on hold since April. But an increasingly hawkish majority held back another $200,000 earmarked for the Civic Theatre.
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