Indianapolis Blog Posts

Mystery: A new city is coming?

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

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

January 14, 2009
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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...
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Scholar's Inn Bakehouse closes

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

January 8, 2009
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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.

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The Music Mill is closing

January 7, 2009
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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...
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Scotty's opens; Tango is next

January 5, 2009
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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...
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Office building getting a new look

December 29, 2008
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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...
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RCA Dome implosion video

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

December 17, 2008
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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...
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RIP J. Gumbo's. Who's next?

December 15, 2008
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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...
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Apartment renovation in Irvington

December 9, 2008
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Apartment developer Christopher Piazza has closed on financing for a $1.2-million renovation of a 1914 apartment building in Irvington. The 31-unit...
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Predictions for 2009?

December 3, 2008
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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...
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Hot Box coming to Carmel

November 25, 2008
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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...
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More bad news for Indy malls

November 21, 2008
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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,...
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Hip sandwich chain eyes Indy

November 18, 2008
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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...
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Around town retail round-up

November 11, 2008
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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...
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More than the Whistle Stop

November 7, 2008
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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...
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The Property Lines vote

November 4, 2008
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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...
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What to do with the old St. Francis

October 29, 2008
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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....
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City looking for Whistle Stop tenant

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

October 17, 2008
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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...
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Like a new skyscraper

October 13, 2008
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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) ...
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Another D'vine move; Siam Square

October 10, 2008
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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...
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Wings at last

October 9, 2008
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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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