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Fabric, French food and fillings

February 27, 2008

The Letter FToday's collection of retail and restaurant nuggets are brought to you by the letter F.


Eastside institution closing
Circle Fabric, a staple at 30th Street and Shadeland Avenue for more than 30 years, is closing for good by the end of March, said Holly Rawlings, an owner. Rawlings said she's tired and ready to do something else. The store began as United Seatcover at the corner of 10th Street and Sherman Drive more than 40 years ago. Its current home is at 3046 N. Shadeland Ave.


New life for Chanteclair?
Since the owners of the airport Holiday Inn announced they are closing Chanteclair to add meeting space, every day at the French restaurant has been like New Year's Eve, said Maître de Dennis Wolbert. Final-week reservations are completely full, including the restaurant's last night, on Saturday. The strong response has the staff, many of whom have worked at Chanteclair since the 1960s, considering a move downtown. Wolbert said he's hoping to keep everyone together and reopen in a more attractive location. But first, he's taking a month off to relax.


Chain pushing pearly whites
A chain of retail dental shops is moving into the Indianapolis area. Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental already has more than 150 locations nationwide and is looking to open several in Indianapolis, beginning with the south side. Deals are done for locations along Southport Road next to a new LA Fitness, along State Road 135 near Main Street and at Southern Plaza.

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