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Sneak a peek at plans for downtown Noblesville park

March 13, 2014
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Planners unveiled conceptual designs for a riverfront park in downtown Noblesville on Wednesday, offering the public a glimpse of what’s on the drawing board.
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Games kicking off at Westfield's Grand Park

March 11, 2014
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Westfield Youth Soccer Association is hosting a college soccer showcase this weekend at Grand Park Sports Complex, which has been in the works for years.
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Hamilton County planning to test CNG-fueled vehicles

March 10, 2014
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Hamilton County commissioners aren't just working on a plan to install rooftop solar panels on some public buildings. They’re also looking to take their energy-savings efforts on the road, with vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.
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Casual-dining chain to test new concepts in Fishers, Noblesville

March 7, 2014
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Texas Roadhouse is planning to build a prototype fast-food joint in Noblesville and is working to replace a long-vacant Fishers restaurant with Bubba's 33, a pizza-burger-beer concept it quietly introduced in North Carolina last summer.
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Roundup: Restaurant revival, women's resale, Combine Cafe and more

March 6, 2014
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Classically trained Chef Keith Brooks is cooking up plans for the former Eddie’s Corner Café space in downtown Noblesville. Plus: a new resale shop in Fishers, tying on the feed bag at Reynolds, Brazilian at HTC and the latest on Chuy's.
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Fishers council defers action on Kroger Marketplace

March 4, 2014
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No decision has been rendered on The Kroger Cos.’ grand plans to build a 123,000-square-foot replacement for its grocery store at 116th Street and Olio Road, but the Fishers Town Council didn’t exactly embrace the proposal Monday night.
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Bus-ad amendment aims to help schools boost revenue

March 3, 2014
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The Indiana Senate unanimously OK'd a bill last week that could help school districts keep their buses on the road, adding an amendment that would let Zionsville Community Schools and others test the idea of selling ads on buses.
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Kroger to replace Fishers grocery with massive Marketplace

February 28, 2014
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Kroger Co. plans to bring its sprawling Kroger Marketplace concept to Fishers—a $20 million investment expected to create almost 200 jobs.
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Scotty's taking over Detour space in Carmel

February 26, 2014
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After an admittedly difficult year dealing with the fallout from the closure of two of his namesake eateries, restaurateur Scott Wise is starting 2014 with a bang. He's finalizing a deal to move a Scotty’s Brewhouse into a prime spot along the Monon Greenway.
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Noblesville OKs tax break for iron castings plant

February 26, 2014
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Three time-worn buildings on the old Noblesville Foundry property are set to come down this spring to make way for a 260,000-square-foot factory employing 50.
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Fishers voters to pass judgment on growth strategy

February 24, 2014
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In many ways, Fishers’ first city election this year will be a referendum on the Hamilton County community’s current economic development strategy.
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Rose's plan for $80M Carmel project moves forward

February 21, 2014
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Edward Rose Properties’ proposal to develop an $80 million mixed-use project near Old Meridian and Main streets is heading to City Council for consideration.
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Zionsville land swap could give schools, town a financial boost

February 20, 2014
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Less than a year after Zionsville Community Schools and the town of Zionsville joined forces to buy property for commercial development, they’re finalizing a land-swap that could result in more money for both entities.
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Fishers OKs train station project despite objections

February 18, 2014
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Fishers has attracted more than $93 million in downtown projects since making redevelopment a priority in 2012. Is it too much too fast? Or a long time coming? The answer depends on who you ask.
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Auto dealer pitches Noblesville development, future transit hub

February 14, 2014
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An affiliate of Indianapolis-based Ed Martin Automotive Group wants to rezone 40 acres of land at the northwest corner of State Road 37 and 141st Street for a planned Toyota dealership and other mixed-use development—including a possible transit hub.
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Hamilton County officials to state: Fix school funding

February 12, 2014
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Elected officials throughout Hamilton County are putting aside their jurisdictional differences to ask state lawmakers for help with school-funding issues they say are jeopardizing the county’s public education—and possibly its economic development efforts.
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Westfield weighing rules of the road for food trucks

February 11, 2014
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Mere months from opening day at its massive Grand Park Sports Campus, Westfield is drafting rules intended to protect nearby businesses from crowd-hungry food trucks.
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Election battles brewing in GOP-heavy Hamilton County

February 10, 2014
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Fishers’ upcoming city election is generating most of the buzz in the circles I navigate north of 96th Street, but voters throughout Hamilton County have decisions to make at the polls this year. What races are you paying the most attention to this year?
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New owners working on plan for well-located Fishers land

February 7, 2014
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Development firm Thompson Thrift is expanding its reach in fast-growing Fishers, working with partners to buy 70 acres of high-potential property near a planned Interstate 69 interchange.
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Roundup: Tex-Mex and ice cream in Zionsville, plus pastry shops come and go

February 6, 2014
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The owner of the popular Noah Grant’s Grill House & Oyster Bar in Zionsville is targeting an April opening for a second restaurant flanking the town’s brick Main Street. Plus: the latest retail roundup.
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Project updates: Fishers mixed use, Carmel hotel and Zionsville's new HQ

February 4, 2014
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Elected officials north of 96th Street advanced a bevy of public-private projects Monday during what I like to call their monthly meetingpalooza. Here’s a rundown on where things stand:
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Developer eyes spring groundbreaking for 10-story Drury Plaza Hotel

January 31, 2014
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St. Louis-based Drury Hotels is proposing to build a 10-story, 304-room hotel and stand-alone restaurant on undeveloped property at the northeast corner of Meridian and 96th streets in Carmel. Construction could begin this spring.
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Carmel's FatAtom moving from Main Street to Monon

January 30, 2014
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Carmel ad shop FatAtom Marketing has signed a letter of intent to lease a first-floor storefront in the under-construction Mezz on the Monon building in Carmel City Center. CEO Todd Muffley is targeting a June 1 move-in date.
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Boomerang gets OK to let Noblesville housing project fly

January 29, 2014
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Fishers-based Boomerang Development LLC got the go-ahead Tuesday to proceed with its plans for Noble East of Noblesville, a $150 million master-planned community near Klipsch Music Center.
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Planned microbreweries to tap into Westfield's railroad heritage

January 24, 2014
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Two microbreweries are in the works in Westfield: Grand Junction Brewing Co. is expected to open downtown this spring, and Four Day Ray Brewing is targeting a fall opening in an industrial park west of U.S. 31.
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