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New project at 22nd and Meridian

April 3, 2009
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A developer is planning a 3,200-square-foot, two-tenant retail building at 2181 N. Meridian St. in another small sign of progress for the uptown...
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Animation of Marriott Place

March 27, 2009
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The developers of a new convention hotel complex plan to brand the four new hotels and existing Marriott Indianapolis as Marriott Place Indianapolis. The 2,200-room complex will be anchored by the 1,005-room, 34-story JW Marriott. All the hotels are slated...
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Around town real estate roundup

March 26, 2009
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New headquarters and museum planned: Workers are renovating space in Claypool Court for a new Drum Corps International headquarters and a museum for the Percussive Arts Society. The not-for-profit DCI plans to take...
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New life for Illinois Building?

March 22, 2009
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A local developer is working on plans to save the vacant 10-story Illinois Building, considered in recent years as one of the state's most endangered historic...
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Apartment conversion for Maxwell

March 18, 2009
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Sluggish condo sales have led developer Kosene & Kosene to consider turning its latest downtown project, The Maxwell, into apartments. The local company has moved its corporate...
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Drugstore shuffle on 86th

March 16, 2009
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A rough economy hasn't calmed the grudge match between drugstore giants Walgreen Co. and CVS. Both stores are planning new locations at the busy intersection...
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Feast on Indiana Live!

March 13, 2009
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The $200-million Indiana Live! casino opened Friday night in Shelbyville. If the free-money giveaways around town, faux Obama commercials and the buzz around a promised ribbon-cutting appearance...
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Cosmopolitan a total loss?

March 13, 2009
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The remains of the Cosmopolitan on the Canal project continued to smolder today as a small crew of firefighters worked to put out remaining hot spots. They were using a crane to demolish a portion of the building's remaining facade...
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Sad news: Cosmopolitan burns

March 12, 2009
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A $33-million apartment and retail project along the canal downtown caught fire early this morning. The Cosmopolitan on the Canal project, by Flaherty & Collins Properties, had been nearing completion on a site bordered by the canal, Senate Avenue, Michigan...
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Restaurant comings and goings

March 11, 2009
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Wrecking crews this week tore down the Best Rentals building at 123 N. New Jersey St. The most recent plans for the space, revealed to city planners...
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Jack in the Box coming to Indy

March 9, 2009
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The West Coast fast-food stalwart Jack in the Box is looking to expand to Indianapolis this year. The San Diego-based burger chain plans...
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Mass Ave building changes hands

March 3, 2009
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An iconic flatiron building on Massachusetts Avenue downtown has a new owner nearly three years after the property first went on the market, IBJ's Chip Cutter reports...
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Private school moving to Lockerbie

March 2, 2009
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The private Todd Academy plans to move into a historic building at the northwest corner of East and New York streets in Lockerbie Square. The building is...
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Something's cooking on Capitol

February 25, 2009
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A local hospitality supply firm has refreshed its 106-year-old building at 640 N. Capitol Ave. with a new coat of paint, a power wash and a five-foot-tall...
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A master plan for IUPUI

February 21, 2009
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Indiana University has released a master plan for its Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses that suggests some dramatic changes over the next several years. The plan...
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Group reconsiders demo request

February 18, 2009
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The Salvation Army is rethinking a request to demolish an historic home it owns next to its headquarters at Michigan and Alabama streets. The not-for-profit...
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New owners plan Hamaker update

February 13, 2009
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The new owners of the Hamaker Building at 49th and Pennsylvania streets are planning to spend more than $500,000 to repair the facade, add new landscaping and give the 1920s building new...
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Around town retail roundup

February 10, 2009
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A new restaurant called Stanley's New York Deli plans to open Feb. 28 at the corner of 86th Street and Ditch Road. Owner Greg Abes named the 3,800-square-foot deli for his father...
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Conservancy plans take shape

February 4, 2009
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The Nature Conservancy is finalizing plans for its new $4.4-million headquarters at 620 E. Ohio St. downtown. The not-for-profit group is planning a two-story, 20,000-square-foot...
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A new anchor for Fall Creek Place?

February 2, 2009
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Check out this rendering of plans for the vacant northeast corner of 22nd and Delaware streets. The two-story project would be built to...
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Trendy retail shakeup on Mass Ave

January 28, 2009
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One locally owned retailer aiming for a New York City vibe is closing and another is opening along Mass Ave downtown. The boutique shop Tantrum, which opened...
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Time to change the banners!

January 21, 2009
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Just an observation: If visitors are relying on the promotional banners on downtown's light poles, they're probably pretty confused by now. Many of the banners are for the Lion King, which had its last Murat Theatre performance on Dec. 28.
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Red Mango headed to Ripple

January 20, 2009
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A hip frozen yogurt chain with a foothold in California and New York is getting ready to stake a claim in Broad Ripple. Red Mango has filed...
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Housing pitched for old St. Vincent

January 20, 2009
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Ivy Tech Community College is working with private developers on a plan to turn the old St. Vincent Hospital into a housing complex...
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Carmel's Ragin' Roundabouts

January 19, 2009
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Carmel's plans for a total of 60 roundabouts by 2011 drew gasps of admiration from the crowd at this year's National Roundabout Conference. And ultimately,...
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  1. Hiking blocks to an office after fighting traffic is not logical. Having office buildings around the loop, 465 and in cities in surrounding counties is logical. In other words, counties around Indianapolis need office buildings like Keystone, Meridian, Michigan Road/College Park and then no need to go downtown. Financial, legal, professional businesses don't need the downtown when Carmel, Fishers, North Indy are building their own central office buildings close to the professionals. The more Hamilton, Boone county attract professionals, the less downtown is relevant. Highrises have no meaning if they don't have adequate parking for professionals and clients. Great for show, but not exactly downtown Chicago, no lakefront, no river to speak of, and no view from highrises of lake Michigan and the magnificent mile. Indianapolis has no view.

  2. "The car count, THE SERIES, THE RACING, THE RATINGS, THE ATTENDANCE< AND THE MANAGEMENT, EVERY season is sub-par." ______________ You're welcome!

  3. that it actually looked a lot like Sato v Franchitti @Houston. And judging from Dario's marble mouthed presentation providing "color", I'd say that he still suffers from his Dallara inflicted head injury._______Considering that the Formula E cars weren't going that quickly at that exact moment, that was impressive air time. But I guess we shouldn't be surprised, as Dallara is the only car builder that needs an FAA certification for their cars. But flying Dallaras aren't new. Just ask Dan Wheldon.

  4. Does anyone know how and where I can get involved and included?

  5. While the data supporting the success of educating our preschoolers is significant, the method of reaching this age group should be multi-faceted. Getting business involved in support of early childhood education is needed. But the ways for businesses to be involved are not just giving money to programs and services. Corporations and businesses educating their own workforce in the importance of sending a child to kindergarten prepared to learn is an alternative way that needs to be addressed. Helping parents prepare their children for school and be involved is a proven method for success. However, many parents are not sure how to help their children. The public is often led to think that preschool education happens only in schools, daycare, or learning centers but parents and other family members along with pediatricians, librarians, museums, etc. are valuable resources in educating our youngsters. When parents are informed through work lunch hour workshops in educating a young child, website exposure to exceptional teaching ideas that illustrate how to encourage learning for fun, media input, and directed community focus on early childhood that is when a difference will be seen. As a society we all need to look outside the normal paths of educating and reaching preschoolers. It is when methods of involving the most important adult in a child's life - a parent, that real success in educating our future workers will occur. The website www.ifnotyouwho.org is free and illustrates activities that are research-based, easy to follow and fun! Businesses should be encouraging their workers to tackle this issue and this website makes it easy for parents to be involved. The focus of preschool education should be to inspire all the adults in a preschooler's life to be aware of what they can do to prepare a child for their future life. Fortunately we now know best practices to prepare a child for a successful start to school. Is the business community ready to be involved in educating preschoolers when it becomes more than a donation but a challenge to their own workers?

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