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First Indiana Lego store planned for Castleton Square

January 12, 2011
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Great news for Lego fans of all ages: The privately held Danish company known for its toy construction sets is planning its first Indiana store, at Castleton Square Mall.
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California Pizza Kitchen to replace Alcatraz & more

January 10, 2011
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California Pizza Kitchen plans to replace Alcatraz Brewing Co. on the first floor of Circle Centre mall. Alcatraz has occupied the space at the southeast corner of Illinois and Maryland streets since the mall opened in 1995. The Los Angeles-based chain does not currently have any restaurants in Indiana.
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New Artsgarden skywalk will connect with PNC Center

December 23, 2010
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The fourth skywalk connection to the Indianapolis Artsgarden is moving forward more than 15 years after the landmark structure opened.
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Roundup: Urban Element, Lovers Lane, Jets Pizza, IHOP, Taco Bell, Music Mill

December 14, 2010
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Urban Element reopens under new ownership and several pizza chains plan new stores.
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Groundbreaking nears for $7.5M Fletcher Arts project

December 3, 2010
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Developer and architect Craig Von Deylen is finalizing plans for a mixed-use project called Fletcher Arts just west of the intersection of Virginia Avenue and East McCarty Street.
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Hotel Broad Ripple developer planning 'green' features

November 29, 2010
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A local company is finalizing plans for a 22-room hotel between Westfield Boulevard and the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple.
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New renderings just in: Buckingham's North of South

November 22, 2010
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The local developer Buckingham Cos. just filed detailed plans of its $150-million North of South development, including street-level renderings of most of the proposed buildings.
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City gaining one paved parking lot, losing another

November 19, 2010
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As parking lots go, it will be one of the city's nicest. Perimeter landscaping. Tree islands to break up 354 spaces. Smart light fixtures. But the new pavement proposed for the former home of Market Square Arena also is an admission of failure.
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School acquires remainder of former Herron Art Institute

November 18, 2010
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Herron High School has acquired the parts of the former Herron Art Institute it did not already control, including the historic Fessler Building and a parking lot, from Minkis Builders for about $500,000.
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Roundup: Jockamo, Red Habanero, Black Market, Candy Bouquet & more

November 8, 2010
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Several new restaurants and stores are coming to Indianapolis just in time for the holiday rush.
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Fresh rendering: $7.6M senior apartments and retail

November 5, 2010
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Keystone Construction plans to break ground next week on a $7.6 million senior apartment building at 10th Street and Keystone Avenue.
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McOuat: Before and after

November 4, 2010
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Check out the progress on the McOuat Building after a five-month exterior renovation.
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New restaurant Hue taking over for Taste of Tango

October 27, 2010
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A new restaurant and lounge called Hue is taking over the former Taste of Tango space at the northwest corner of Washington and Pennsylvania streets.
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Kroger drops plans for Michigan Road store

October 26, 2010
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The locally owned landscape center Altum's said in a note to customers last week that Kroger has withdrawn plans to build a new grocery store on the nursery property on the edge of Carmel.
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Fire marshal: DiRimini lacks fire walls, sprinkler system

October 22, 2010
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The state's fire marshal issued an emergency order Thursday barring occupancy of the DiRimini apartment project after the developer apparently continued to move in residents in defiance of city orders.
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Blacklight mini-golf course opens in Circle Centre

October 19, 2010
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A unique mini-golf concept called GlowGolf has opened on the troubled fourth floor of Circle Centre mall.
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Clarian's new buildings: Thumbs up or down?

October 15, 2010
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Let's have a discussion about the architecture of the proposed new buildings for Clarian's 16th Street campus.
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City forbids occupancy of DiRimini apartments

October 14, 2010
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The city has issued an "order forbidding occupancy" of the DiRimini apartment project after code enforcement officials learned the developer planned to start moving in residents despite dozens of code violations.
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Retail roundup: OshKosh, Express, Noble Roman's

October 11, 2010
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This week's retail and restaurant roundup features OshKosh making its Indianapolis debut, two new Express stores, and two high-profile restaurant closings along one corridor in Carmel.
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Update: Check out proposed fixes for Di Rimini project

October 6, 2010
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Check out the proposed fixes for an apartment development that looks a lot different than the approved plans.
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City not impressed with offer from Di Rimini developer

October 5, 2010
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What makes a developer think he can win approval for one design and construct an entirely different building? How did no one at the city notice until the structure was almost complete? What happens now?
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Lingering questions for $150M North of South plan

September 28, 2010
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Property Lines is always happy to report new development projects with a strong shot at success. (Particularly when accompanied by fancy renderings. But there are lingering questions with the North of South proposal.
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Retail roundup: Kahn's plans new downtown store & more

September 24, 2010
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We lead off today's flush retail roundup with a new location for Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits. Also on tap: New local brewery chooses Fort Ben, three new restaurants, a new bakery and more.
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Redevelopment planned for prime Broad Ripple corner

September 9, 2010
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A local real estate investor is trying to lure a new restaurant to a prime corner in Broad Ripple.
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Kite lands new tenants for Fishers shopping center

September 7, 2010
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Kite Realty Group Trust has landed Goodwill, Dollar Tree and Mexico City Grill for a renovation of its Fishers Station shopping center at the northeast corner of 116th Street and Allisonville Road in Fishers.
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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

  2. I sure hope so and would gladly join a law suit against them. They flat out rob people and their little punk scam artist telephone losers actually enjoy it. I would love to run into one of them some day!!

  3. Biggest scam ever!! Took 307 out of my bank ac count. Never received a single call! They prey on new small business and flat out rob them! Do not sign up with these thieves. I filed a complaint with the ftc. I suggest doing the same ic they robbed you too.

  4. Woohoo! We're #200!!! Absolutely disgusting. Bring on the congestion. Indianapolis NEEDS it.

  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?

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