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City to BW3: Not so fast

July 30, 2008
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City planners are seeing red over the bright yellow facade at a new Buffalo Wild Wings under construction along Washington Street downtown. Turns...
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Popular Crawfords bakery closing

July 29, 2008
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Crawfords Bakery & Deli is closing its retail bakery at 16th Street and Capital Avenue across from Methodist Hospital. The local company, established in 1981, will continue operating a 25,000-square-foot wholesale...
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BW3, Madame Walker & Adobo

July 25, 2008
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Wow, what a busy day. First off: No luck so far snagging a rendering of the new Buffalo Wild Wings under construction along Washington Street...
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Ralston Square's new look

July 8, 2008
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A $60 million project slated for South Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania streets has a whole new look, along with a couple of anchor tenants. Plans for Ralston Square call for a Cambria Suites hotel, a BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon...
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New renderings of Allen Plaza

July 7, 2008
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Check out the latest renderings for the revamped Jefferson Plaza, which soon will be known as Allen Plaza. Local favorite Scotty's...
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Fun with renderings & Walmart

July 1, 2008
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Check out the proposed look for Brothers Bar & Grill in Broad Ripple (reported here in December). Keystone Construction has been awarded the...
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Car enthusiasts saving The Suds

June 24, 2008
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A group of car collectors has bought an iconic Greenwood drive-in called The Suds and plans to reopen the landmark on Saturdays starting July 5. The Suds Hot Rod...
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Buzzkill: IHPC kills giant keg signs

June 17, 2008
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Someone must've been drinking when they came up with this: A proposal submitted to the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission last month called for three 10-foot-tall, protruding kegs with taps facing the...
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HotBox launching franchise effort

June 17, 2008
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Locally based HotBox Pizza plans to introduce its pies to a nationwide audience. The pizza chain won regulatory approval last week to begin selling franchises in Indiana, Michigan and Texas. The chain is...
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First Dunkin impressions

June 13, 2008
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The downtown Dunkin looks like it'll be ready before the June 26 target opening date. Workers are installing the signs today, so I thought I'd post this photo by our own Robin Jerstad. Thoughts on the new look?More

Rink-Savoy, Fresh Market & more

June 12, 2008
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Rink-Savoy honored A $7.4-million renovation of the Rink-Savoy apartment building downtown (shown here) has won first place in a competition that honors the best in developments that utilize low income housing tax...
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Update: Monon Place approved

June 4, 2008
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The Metropolitan Development Commission approved a $15-million Broad Ripple redevelopment project by a 9-0 vote this afternoon, disagreeing with a handful of vocal remonstrators. In siding with the developer,...
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L'explorateur, Scotty's & Tango

May 27, 2008
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I've got a couple of downtown restaurant nuggets. But first, mark your calendars: The summer edition of Devour Downtown starts Monday. Enjoy a special $30 menu at many of downtown's top eateries for two weeks. Bon appetit! More

Panera coming downtown

May 22, 2008
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Weber Grill Restaurant could soon get some company. Panera Bread Co. is close to a deal to take the remaining portion of the former Old Navy space in Claypool Court. If landlord Simon...
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Update: Monon Place tabled

May 7, 2008
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Developers proposing a $15-million Broad Ripple project won a continuance today despite objections from remonstrators who pulled their children out of school to attend the hearing. Buckingham Cos. is...
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Ripple redevelopment, take two

May 1, 2008
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A local firm has a new plan for redeveloping a 14-acre site in Broad Ripple. The $15-million Monon Place project calls for 150 new apartments, a clubhouse and pool...
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Buckingham plans $45M 'village'

April 28, 2008
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A local developer has big plans for the neighborhood around the renovated Central Library. Buckingham Cos. plans to spend up to $45 million building new...
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Roundup: Bowling alley closing

April 22, 2008
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Sport Bowl calling it quitsThe owners of Sport Bowl, a south-side institution for 67 years, plan to close in about a week. The 32-lane bowling alley has struggled since locally based Royal Pin...
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Popular chains show southside love

April 4, 2008
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The Broadbent Co. plans to begin construction soon on a new restaurant strip in front of its Greenwood Place shopping center at U.S. 31 South and Shelby Street. The 7,100-square-foot center will include a Dunkin Donuts with a drive thru,...
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Retro Dunkin rendering

April 3, 2008
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The new Dunkin Donuts at Washington and Pennsylvania streets (reported here in November) likely will have a retro look that incorporates the old Roselyn Bakery sign. Plans call for neon signs and a stainless steel facade. What do you think?More

L'explorateur eyes downtown

March 26, 2008
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More fuel for the local v. chain restaurant discussion: Chef Neal Brown is looking to move his popular L'explorateur restaurant from Ferguson Street in Broad Ripple to a new location near Monument Circle....
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Pizza chain growing & more

March 25, 2008
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Monical's Pizza plans to open new restaurants in Carmel, Fishers and Indianapolis later this year. The Illinois-based chain, known for its thin-crust pies, already has six stores in Indiana: in Avon, Lafayette,...
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Bertolini's in Circle Centre closes

March 10, 2008
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After a 12-year run, upscale Italian restaurant Bertolini's has closed its Circle Centre location. The restaurant, on the first floor of the mall next to P.F. Chang's and Champps, was part of...
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Fabric, French food and fillings

February 27, 2008
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Today's collection of retail and restaurant nuggets are brought to you by the letter F. Eastside institution closing Circle Fabric, a staple at 30th Street and Shadeland Avenue for more...
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BW3 returning to downtown

February 25, 2008
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Buffalo Wild Wings hopes to be back downtown by summer. The restaurant chain plans to take about 6,800 square feet next door to Borders at the southeast corner of Meridian...
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  1. The $104K to CRC would go toward debts service on $486M of existing debt they already have from other things outside this project. Keystone buys the bonds for 3.8M from CRC, and CRC in turn pays for the parking and site work, and some time later CRC buys them back (with interest) from the projected annual property tax revenue from the entire TIF district (est. $415K / yr. from just this property, plus more from all the other property in the TIF district), which in theory would be about a 10-year term, give-or-take. CRC is basically betting on the future, that property values will increase, driving up the tax revenue to the limit of the annual increase cap on commercial property (I think that's 3%). It should be noted that Keystone can't print money (unlike the Federal Treasury) so commercial property tax can only come from consumers, in this case the apartment renters and consumers of the goods and services offered by the ground floor retailers, and employees in the form of lower non-mandatory compensation items, such as bonuses, benefits, 401K match, etc.

  2. $3B would hurt Lilly's bottom line if there were no insurance or Indemnity Agreement, but there is no way that large an award will be upheld on appeal. What's surprising is that the trial judge refused to reduce it. She must have thought there was evidence of a flagrant, unconscionable coverup and wanted to send a message.

  3. As a self-employed individual, I always saw outrageous price increases every year in a health insurance plan with preexisting condition costs -- something most employed groups never had to worry about. With spouse, I saw ALL Indiana "free market answer" plans' premiums raise 25%-45% each year.

  4. It's not who you chose to build it's how they build it. Architects and engineers decide how and what to use to build. builders just do the work. Architects & engineers still think the tarp over the escalators out at airport will hold for third time when it snows, ice storms.

  5. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/duke-energy-customers-angry-about-money-for-nothing

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