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Restoration begins on vacant Washington Street buildings

June 8, 2010
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A local group has begun restoration of two long-vacant buildings along Washington Street just east of Meridian Street.
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Building slated for reuse was state's first 'Fresh Air' school

June 3, 2010
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A not-for-profit group has found a new use for an historic former elementary school on the near east side. The former Lucretia Mott School No. 3, at 23 N. Rural St., is set to become a mixed-income apartment community.
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Dunkin Donuts angling to take over Bonjour building

June 2, 2010
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Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robbins could soon take over the former home of Bonjour Cafe & Bakery at Meridian and 24th streets if the owner wins city approval to add a drive-through.
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Nordstrom Rack, Container Store eye Rivers Edge

June 1, 2010
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Nordstrom Rack and The Container Store are poised to open their first Indiana stores in a shopping center near Lake Clearwater.
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Is IKEA coming to Indy?

May 28, 2010
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The rumor popped up again last week as I was preparing to cover the International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention in Las Vegas. Was IKEA looking at Indianapolis? Were they interested in building a store at Anson or in Greenwood?
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City Barbeque building new restaurant in Greenwood

May 26, 2010
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The Ohio-based City Barbeque chain plans to open its first Indiana restaurant in Greenwood on the site of the former Grindstone Charley's.
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Jason's Deli scouting sites for Indianapolis expansion

May 25, 2010
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Jason's Deli, a Houston-based chain with more than 200 locations in 25 states, is planning an expansion into Indiana. The first location is planned for a strip center along 86th Street near Dean Road.
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An extended retail roundup

May 24, 2010
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Restaurants and retailers are making moves in Indianapolis, Avon, Carmel and Shelbyville.
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At Vegas gathering, hope grows for a retail turnaround

May 23, 2010
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The nation's largest retail leasing confab began on Sunday in Las Vegas with a hopeful welcome from Michael Kercheval, CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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Bazbeaux moving to 3Mass

May 19, 2010
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Homegrown chain Bazbeaux Pizza has inked a deal to take 4,700 square feet in 3Mass, moving to the first floor of the upscale condo building from its current home across the street.
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Chatham Tap owners ink deal for Fionn MacCool's space

May 14, 2010
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The owners of the popular Chatham Tap on Mass Ave have agreed to lease the 4,200-square-foot former home of Fionn MacCool's on 116th Street in Fishers.
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Sahm's to open tavern in historic Gibson Building

May 7, 2010
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Homegrown restaurant chain Sahm's plans to open a new tavern and restaurant in downtown's historic Gibson Building.
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Indiana Landmarks adds diner to threatened list

May 5, 2010
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The 1950s-era Plainfield Diner has made the newest list of the 10 Most Endangered Indiana Landmarks.
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Just in: Renderings of $12.5M Georgia Street makeover

May 4, 2010
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Plans are taking shape to transform a three-block stretch of Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis into a pedestrian-friendly corridor connecting the expanded Indiana Convention Center to Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Starbucks closing at Conseco Fieldhouse

May 3, 2010
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Starbucks plans to close its coffee shop in Conseco Fieldhouse later this month after it failed to come to terms on a lease renewal.
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Hobby Lobby plans move; Party City grows in Carmel; plus 4 new restaurants

April 27, 2010
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A replacement for Ashley Furniture, a new Party City store and new pizza and Indian restaurants top the latest installment of the Around Town Retail Roundup.
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Scaled back renovation project begins at Penn Arts

April 26, 2010
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Renovation work finally has begun on the Penn Arts building at 16th and Pennsylvania streets.
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Group hopes to save former home of Crawford's Bakery

April 23, 2010
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Efforts to save the former home of Crawford's Bakery at 16th Street and Capitol Avenue appear to be gaining momentum.
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A makeover for Methodist

April 17, 2010
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Clarian Health is planning a bed tower, parking garage and offices in a massive project that shows renewed commitment to the downtown campus.
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New dining options planned for Broad Ripple Village

April 12, 2010
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New restaurants are sprouting up in Broad Ripple, including two new spots on the Monon Trail, a new microbrewery and a replacement for the Canal Point Grill.
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707 North Apartments begin leasing for June opening

March 31, 2010
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The new owners of the eight-story condo project formerly known as 707 East North Street have set an opening target of June for what will be known as 707 North Apartments.
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A new sign for Steak n Shake

March 29, 2010
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Steak n Shake's downtown headquarters is getting new signage.
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Roundup: New Sweet Shop and Boutique has a Colts connection & much more

March 16, 2010
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This week's Around Town Retail Roundup is a crowded field, with new cafes, pizza joints, a sushi spot and a breakfast specialist. But we lead off with a new shop from a daughter of Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay.
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For-profit college inks deal for a new local campus

March 11, 2010
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Another for-profit college is eying an expansion into the Indianapolis area. The publicly traded Corinthian Colleges Inc., based in Santa Ana, Calif., plans to take 40,000 square feet in the Heritage Park office park southeast of Interstates 465 and 69.
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Zoning board denies new digital sign for IBJ Media

March 3, 2010
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A city planning board has denied a request from IBJ Media Corp. for a new sign including a small variable-message component outside its headquarters at 41 E. Washington St.
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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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