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A new dance company, a theater in crisis, and a WNAP raft race redo

Lou Harry
July 23, 2014
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Emptying the arts notebook...and bracing for the return of the greatest spectacle in drunken river riding.
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Roundup: Aurelio's Pizza, ice cream 'emporium' and Dottie Couture in Fishers

Andrea Muirragui Davis
July 23, 2014
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Chicagoland favorite Aurelio’s Pizza is extending its reach into central Indiana, with plans for a restaurant in Fishers. Plus: ice cream, sushi, and more Dottie Couture.
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Brickyard 400 attendance remains flat

Anthony Schoettle
July 23, 2014
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are not holding out much hope the NASCAR Sprint Cup race they host will ever return to its glory days when it drew more than 250,000 fans annually.
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Downtown roundup: BL&T, Mo's, Starbucks and Pattern

Scott Olson , Cory Schouten
July 22, 2014
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A new restaurant is set to take space at 1 N. Meridian St., Mo's is reopening and a popular Starbucks location is temporarily closed for remodeling.
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Fishers conference center property owner files bankruptcy

Andrea Muirragui Davis
July 22, 2014
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Fishers Banquet & Conference Center’s owners insist business is booming despite a recent bankruptcy filing by the entity that owns the property at 9779 North by Northeast Blvd.
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Byrd's flying north to renovated Fountains facility

Andrea Muirragui Davis
July 21, 2014
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The Carmel banquet center formerly known as The Fountains is being remodeled to accommodate new tenant Jonathan Byrd’s Catering.
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REVIEW: 'Miles & Ellie' at the Phoenix Theatre

Lou Harry
July 21, 2014
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Who'd have thought that the place to go for a Teflon summer romantic comedy would be the Phoenix Theatre?
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  1. Really, taking someone managing the regulation of Alcohol and making himthe President of an IVY Tech regional campus. Does he have an education background?

  2. Jan, great rant. Now how about you review the report and offer rebuttal of the memo. This might be more conducive to civil discourse than a wild rant with no supporting facts. Perhaps some links to support your assertions would be helpful

  3. I've lived in Indianapolis my whole and been to the track 3 times. Once for a Brickyard, once last year on a practice day for Indy 500, and once when I was a high school student to pick up trash for community service. In the past 11 years, I would say while the IMS is a great venue, there are some upgrades that would show that it's changing with the times, just like the city is. First, take out the bleachers and put in individual seats. Kentucky Motor Speedway has individual seats and they look cool. Fix up the restrooms. Add wi-fi. Like others have suggested, look at bringing in concerts leading up to events. Don't just stick with the country music genre. Pop music would work well too I believe. This will attract more young celebrities to the Indy 500 like the kind that go to the Kentucky Derby. Work with Indy Go to increase the frequency of the bus route to the track during high end events. That way people have other options than worrying about where to park and paying for parking. Then after all of this, look at getting night lights. I think the aforementioned strategies are more necessary than night racing at this point in time.

  4. Talking about congestion ANYWHERE in Indianapolis is absolutely laughable. Sure you may have to wait in 5 minutes of traffic to travel down BR avenue during *peak* times. But that is absolutely nothing compared to actual big cities. Indy is way too suburban to have actual congestion problems. So please, never bring up "congestion" as an excuse to avoid development in Indianapolis. If anything, we could use a little more.

  5. Oh wait. Never mind.

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