A new lunch spot called Nia's Deli is on track to open next week in a building at 38 E. Washington St. (shown here) that burned in 2007. The space also will feature a convenience store with bottled drinks, snacks and toiletries. The restaurant is named after the owner's seven-year-old daughter.
A former Bennigan's restaurant in Fishers that changed to Hot Shotz has a new name again. The 2,600-square-foot restaurant attached to the Holiday Inn along I-69 now is known as 97th Landing. The owner and chef still is Robert Winckler, but the restaurant now features hand-cut steaks and seafood in addition to smoked wings & ribs, along with a Friday seafood and prime rib buffet and a $5.99 lunch menu.
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. He continues to appear on business news updates for Fox59, IBJ's newsgathering partner.
Schouten has been honored for investigative 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 also serves as a member of the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, treasurer of the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation and an adjunct lecturer at the School of Journalism at IUPUI. He lives in Butler Tarkington with his wife and two rescue dogs.