Indianapolis Blog Posts

Mystery: A new city is coming?

January 16, 2009
Does anyone have an explanation for the window display in the building at Pennsylvania and Georgia streets across from Conseco Fieldhouse?...

Neighbors plot firehouse rescue

January 15, 2009
Concern over the future of Broad Ripple Fire Station No. 32 is heating up as the Indianapolis Fire Department weighs whether to close...

Historic farmhouse in danger

January 14, 2009
The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana is racing to save the Cotton-Ropkey House at 79th Street and Marsh Road just west of I-465. The owner of the...

Scholar's Inn Bakehouse closes

January 9, 2009
Scholar's Inn Bakehouse has closed its cafe at the corner of College and Broad Ripple avenues. The locally based chain still is operating...

Opportunity for Lafayette Square?

January 8, 2009

Could losing three of four anchors in a year's time actually have a bright side for Lafayette Square Mall? Broker Clint Fultz thinks it might.


The Music Mill is closing

January 7, 2009
The restaurant, bar and concert venue Music Mill plans to shut down next month after a four-year run at 3720 E. 82nd St. near the Fashion Mall...

Scotty's opens; Tango is next

January 5, 2009
Now that Scotty's Brewhouse has officially opened, what do you think so far of the revamped Jefferson Plaza? The original renderings are here. The...

Office building getting a new look

December 29, 2008
A four-story building at Washington and Delaware streets downtown is getting a full makeover. The 11,000-square-foot property is being marketed to retail users for the first floor and office for the other three. No tenants have committed yet, said Harvey...

RCA Dome implosion video

December 20, 2008
In case you missed it about 9:30 a.m. Saturday:

Pita Pit coming downtown

December 17, 2008
The downtown lunch crowd will have one more option in the spring: Pita Pit. The Lebanese-style pitas chain already has a restaurant on West 86th Street across...

RIP J. Gumbo's. Who's next?

December 15, 2008
In a move that probably won't surprise anyone who tried the food, J. Gumbo's is closing after a six-month run on the first floor of the Hampton...

Apartment renovation in Irvington

December 9, 2008
Apartment developer Christopher Piazza has closed on financing for a $1.2-million renovation of a 1914 apartment building in Irvington. The 31-unit...

Predictions for 2009?

December 3, 2008
It has been a rough year for most in the real estate business. Home sales dropped precipitously, financing dried up and major projects hit the brakes. Will the carnage continue in 2009? Share your predictions. Blog host Cory Schouten is...

Hot Box coming to Carmel

November 25, 2008
The Hot Box pizza chain has reached a deal with a pair of veteran local restaurateurs to open two new locations in Carmel. The first, scheduled to open in January, will...

More bad news for Indy malls

November 21, 2008
Bankrupt retailer Steve & Barry's now plans to close all of its remaining stores, including anchor shops at Lafayette Square and Washington Square malls. Bay Harbour Management and York Capital Management,...

Hip sandwich chain eyes Indy

November 18, 2008
A Dallas-based sandwich chain plans to open up to 10 locations in central Indiana in the next several years, IBJ's Chip Cutter reports. Local franchisee Darcie Mueting is scoping out real estate...

Around town retail round-up

November 11, 2008
Several retail nuggets to peruse today: Reis-Nichols plans to add 2,000 square feet to its Greenwood store by taking over the former Steve's Flowers & Gifts space. The $500,000 project is slated to...

More than the Whistle Stop

November 7, 2008
The former Whistle Stop Deli at 901 East 64th St. isn't the only building along the Monon Trail the city's parks department is...

The Property Lines vote

November 4, 2008
To keep this post topical, I'll start with a link to this week's Real Estate Weekly. The news has been slow lately, but my colleague Chip Cutter still managed to dig up some good nuggets. The real...

What to do with the old St. Francis

October 29, 2008
Beech Grove is working on a redevelopment proposal for its St. Francis Hospital campus. The tentative plans call for a mix of office, senior residential and possibly retail....

City looking for Whistle Stop tenant

October 27, 2008
The city is looking for a new tenant for the former Broad Ripple Monon rail station at 901 East...

Sears departure stings mall

October 17, 2008
The decision by Sears Holding Co. to close its store at Lafayette Square Mall could deal a serious blow to efforts by a New York...

Like a new skyscraper

October 13, 2008
The new curtain wall is almost done on the north and south faces of One Indiana Square. What do you think so far? (IBJ Photo/Robin Jerstad) ...

Another D'vine move; Siam Square

October 10, 2008
A popular northside wine bar will close at the end of October to move to a smaller space behind Castleton Square Mall. D'vine a wine bar moved from Woodfield Crossing...

Wings at last

October 9, 2008
The new Buffalo Wild Wings is on schedule to open on Oct. 19. They're still waiting on "window boxes" that will feature artwork in the three windows on the left. Otherwise, do you like the new, toned-down look? (IBJ photo/Robin...

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  1. If what you stated is true, then this article is entirely inaccurate. "State sells bonds" is same as "State borrows money". Supposedly the company will "pay for them". But since we are paying the company, we are still paying for this road with borrowed money, even though the state has $2 billion in the bank.

  2. Andrew hit the nail on the head. AMTRAK provides terrible service and that is why the state has found a contractor to improve the service. More trips, on-time performance, better times, cleanliness and adequate or better restrooms. WI-FI and food service will also be provided. Transit from outlying areas will also be provided. I wouldn't take it the way it is but with the above services and marketing of the service,ridership will improve and more folks will explore Indy and may even want to move here.

  3. They could take the property using eminent domain and save money by not paying the church or building a soccer field and a new driveway. Ctrwd has monthly meetings open to all customers of the district. The meetings are listed and if the customers really cared that much they would show. Ctrwd works hard in every way they can to make sure the customer is put first. Overflows damage the surrounding environment and cost a lot of money every year. There have been many upgrades done through the years to help not send flow to Carmel. Even with the upgrades ctrwd cannot always keep up. I understand how a storage tank could be an eye sore, but has anyone thought to look at other lift stations or storage tanks. Most lift stations are right in the middle of neighborhoods. Some close to schools and soccer fields, and some right in back yards, or at least next to a back yard. We all have to work together to come up with a proper solution. The proposed solution by ctrwd is the best one offered so far.

  4. Fox has comments from several people that seem to have some inside information. I would refer to their website. Changed my whole opionion of this story.

  5. This place is great! I'm piggy backing and saying the Cobb salad is great. But the ribs are awesome. $6.49 for ribs and 2 sides?! They're delicious. If you work downtown, head over there.