The Music Mill, a north-side restaurant, bar and concert venue, has temporarily closed its restaurant for a renovation. The box office remains open at the 82nd Street facility.
Seven nightclub in Broad Ripple (shown here) is closing and likely will reopen with a country-western format, the Star's Susan Guyett reports in her Talk of Our Town column this morning. The bar's ownership, including Indiana Pacer Jermaine O'Neal, is not expected to change.
Downtown's American Super Heroes Museum has closed. You can discuss the closure over at Lou Harry's A&E blog.
Bennigan's Grill and Tavern in Fishers has closed. The restaurant owner, Jan Beam, is looking to sell or lease the space. She said name recognition for Bennigan's just wasn't strong enough in Indianapolis.
An update: Downtown's BARcelona Tapas is not closing, the owner says in a post on this blog. Owner Frank Schmitz says the owner who told Property Lines about a cash flow problem is no longer with the restaurant. Read the post to find out how to win free tapas for life.
Other closings include Comp USA in Castleton, Grindstone Charley's on the eastside and both Don Pablo's locations.
Schouten is an Indianapolis native and Indiana University graduate who joined IBJ in 2006 after stints at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Arizona Republic. He covered the real estate beat for most of those years, and launched the Property Lines blog, before taking over as managing editor in March 2013.
Schouten has been honored for investigative and enterprise reporting by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Alliance of Area Business Publications and the Society of Professional Journalists in Indianapolis. During his tenure as moderator of Property Lines, the blog was recognized twice as the best among business journals by the AAPB.
Schouten serves as secretary of the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and is set to serve as the organization's president in 2016. He is treasurer of the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation, and a board member of the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation.
He lives in Butler Tarkington with his wife and two rescue dogs.