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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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Group pitches motorsports park for southwest side

March 2, 2010
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A local man wants to build a motorsports park complete with a Motocross track, one-fifth-mile dirt track and ATV trails on 36 acres near Interstate 465 and Mann Road on the southwest side.
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Restoration work begins for Old Northside landmark

March 1, 2010
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Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana has taken over the Romanesque Revival former church known as Old Centrum along Central Avenue at 12th Street.
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Downtown shakeup: Tea Cozy closes, Sahm's moves, Urban Elements expands

February 25, 2010
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Check out a roundup of big changes for the downtown restaurant scene including Tea Cozy, Sahm's and Urban Element, plus a new fitness option at the Majestic Building.
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New international grocery, Broad Ripple restaurant, Noblesville butcher shop

February 24, 2010
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An around town retail roundup includes several new restaurants including Monon Food Co. and Puerto Vallarta, a new international grocery on the south side, and a new butcher shop in Noblesville.
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Parking hangup slows renovation of blighted apartment building

February 19, 2010
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A local developer's plans to renovate a long-vacant and graffiti-covered 1915 building along Meridian Street have hit a snag over a lack of parking.
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Sandor plans HQ move from midtown Indy to Carmel

February 17, 2010
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Strip-center specialist Sandor Development Co. is moving its headquarters to Hamilton County after almost 50 years in Indianapolis.
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Law firm adds Old Northside mansion to its campus

February 10, 2010
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The law firm Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP has spent more than $1 million to add the 1871 Eden-Talbott house to its campus in the Old Northside Historic District.
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  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

  4. downtown in the same area as O'malia's. 350 E New York. Not sure that another one could survive. I agree a Target is needed d'town. Downtown Philly even had a 3 story Kmart for its downtown residents.

  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!

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