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Seasons 52 concept plans first Indianapolis restaurant

June 14, 2010
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A new fresh grill and wine bar called Seasons 52 is planning a 9,000-square-foot restaurant to replace El Torito Mexican Grill in front of The Fashion Mall at Keystone.
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New rendering for Washington Street project

June 11, 2010
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The developers repairing two long-vacant buildings at Washington and Meridian streets has released a new rendering of the project.
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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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