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.

Election: Zionsville-Perry merger still viable; fresh faces in Fishers

Nearly 60 percent of voters in Zionsville and rural Perry Township supported a proposed government consolidation at the polls Tuesday, but it’s up to an appeals court to decide whether residents will elect their first mayor next year. Plus: Fresh faces on Fishers City Council.
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Moody's moving butcher shop to Zionsville's village

Moody’s Butcher Shop closed its North Michigan Road strip-mall location last week to prep for a move to larger digs in the heart of Zionsville’s historic village business district. How is the founder of Georgetown Market involved?
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Zionsville, Boone County offer deal to land IT staffing firm

Indianapolis-based Smart IT Staffing Inc. is considering a move to Northwest Technology Center in Zionsville, where it would have room to add 85 jobs over the next five years.
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Plum's Upper Room closes; Salty Cowboy opens

Plum's Upper Room owner Jayne Nolting closed the restaurant on Zionsville’s Main Street this week, posting a farewell note to friends and patrons on the door. Plus: new Tex-Mex.
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Buckingham, partner invest in Zionsville apartments

Local developer Buckingham Cos. is part of a joint venture that plans to renovate and expand a Zionsville apartment complex. But its plans for a key property downtown remain on hold.
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Roundup: Tasty plans for Carmel's Main Street, plus doughnuts and more

A vacant Main Street storefront in Carmel’s Arts & Design District is set to be transformed into the tasting room for Napa Valley winery with local ties. Plus: local Thai and doughnuts, and chains galore.
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Lessons learned in the northern 'burbs

IBJ’s experiment with place-based business news couldn’t have come at a better time—just as the fast-growing communities north of 96th Street began to emerge from the depths of the recession and look to the future.
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Noblesville bakery-cafe setting up shop in Zionsville

Rosie’s Place, a popular downtown Noblesville café and bakery, plans to open a second location this year in Zionsville’s Village business district. Its expanded kitchen will serve as a production hub for Rosie's wholesale goodies.
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Study: Downtown Zionsville needs more restaurants

Downtown Zionsville merchants produce an estimated $21.9 million in annual sales, or about 9 percent of the town’s total spending power, according to a market-share analysis. The suggested goal: 13 percent.
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Defunct Zionsville bakery files for bankruptcy protection

The owner of a now-shuttered Zionsville bakery filed for bankruptcy protection last month and asked the court to stop a previous tenant from selling off property left behind when its storefront closed in January.
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