North of 96th

Welcome to North of 96th, your source for business news from Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville. Your host is Andrea Muirragui Davis.

Noblesville OKs $6M park/gateway with amphitheater

A divided Noblesville Common Council last week approved $6 million in funding for a downtown park/city gateway with an outdoor amphitheater—a project proponents say will spur economic development west of the White River.
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Maker of cop-car products looks to land in Noblesville

Pro-Gard Products LLC is weighing a move from Fishers to Noblesville, where the 46-year-old firm is seeking tax breaks to help pay for a building expansion and new equipment.
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Lutz's Steak House to close after almost four decades

Noblesville fixture Lutz’s Steak House will close for good on New Year’s Day, allowing owner Nancy Lutz to retire. The restaurant is inviting customers to help celebrate "Lutz's Last Stand." Plus: New eateries abound.
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State Road 37 overhaul plan has business owners on alert

Business owners along State Road 37 in Hamilton County expressed concern Monday night about losing customers during a highway project being proposed to ease congestion. Officials say the alternative is equally untenable.
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Noblesville delays decision on funding scaled-back downtown park

The Noblesville Common Council postponed its vote on funding a downtown park planned for west of the White River, asking the city administration for more information about long-term costs—and future projects that also might require a municipal investment.
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Hotel developer planning project near Hamilton Town Center

A hotel developer based in Columbus, Indiana, is working on plans to build a Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville. Could more hotels be coming down the pike?
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Noblesville signals support of State Road 37 overhaul

Hamilton County Commissioners wrapped up the local-government leg of their State Road 37 road show Tuesday, asking Noblesville Common Council to consider a resolution endorsing a Keystone Parkway-like overhaul intended to ease congestion.
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Crowdfunding campaign seeks to move historic house

Nickel Plate Arts and the Noblesville Preservation Alliance are kicking off a $115,000 crowdfunding campaign to move the historic Flanagan House in Fishers.
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Noblesville OKs apartments despite concerns

Noblesville Common Council signed off Tuesday on three apartment projects that will add almost 850 units to the city’s housing inventory, then agreed to talk about when to say when.
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Carmel cancels pharmaceutical firm's tax break

Carmel City Council voted 6-0 Monday to terminate a tax abatement for Pharmakon LTC Pharmacy, which relocated its drug-repackaging operation to Noblesville last year.
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