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Property Lines

Welcome to Property Lines, Indy's source for neighborhood real estate news. Your host is Scott Olson, IBJ's real estate beat reporter. Founded by Cory Schouten. Read More

Roundup: BL&T, Kuma's Corner, Wildwood Market

New eateries are popping downtown, in Fountain Square and in Fletcher Place, with a mix of cuisine inspired by French menus, finger food and heavy metal.
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Fletcher Place distillery ships first batch, readies new restaurant

12.05 Distillery and the accompanying Repeal Restaurant are set to open in April in the historic Virginia Avenue State Bank building.


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East-side battle over gas station plan rages on

The property owner at 10th and Emerson is ready to present an alternative design that might not need any variances, much to the chagrin of his opponents.
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Roundup: Redemption, Twin Peaks and R2GO opening

New microbrewery Redemption Alewerks is opening on East 96th Street in space formerly occupied by Blue Crew Sports Grill, and Twin Peaks is set to breathe new life into the long-vacant Loon Lake Lodge building.
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Former Colt Brackett bringing Georgia Reese’s downtown

The upstart restaurateur will take street-level space in McOuat Place just south of Monument Circle for the second incarnation of his Southern comfort-food concept.
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Lou Harry's A&E

Yes, you've found Lou Harry's A&E, IBJ's home for opinion, debate and discussion on arts and entertainment matters in Indy and beyond.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Review: 'Elf: The Musical'

Unlike “Ghost,” the musicality of “Elf” doesn’t feel imposed on it. Unlike “Once,” it doesn’t reconstitute and elevate its source material. Instead, "Elf: The Musical" is a pleasant, peppy, sugar-coated diversion.


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A&E priority list include Dave Chappelle, 'It's a Wonderful Life,' more

The holidays are looming but that doesn't mean that every arts group or performer is going into holiday hibernation. Here are some non-shopping options.
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Indianapolis Museum of Art admission charge: Where do you stand?

Now that you've had some time to think about it, what do you think the new policies will have on the IMA? And on you?
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A&E priority list includes a frog, a toad, an elf, more

"A Year with Frog and Toad" returns for another cycle via Actors Theatre of Indiana. Broadway series brings "Elf" to town for first time.
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Arts Council creates new $100K fellowships

Initiative pushes artists and arts organizations into community development projects with an emphasis on transformation.
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The Score

Welcome to The Score, your place for hard-hitting sports business news, fast-breaking updates and fuel-injected debate.  Buckle up.  I'm your host, Anthony Schoettle, IBJ sports reporter.

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Pacers fans' patience, commitment tested by early season woes

The bottom hasn’t entirely fallen out in terms of the Indiana Pacers’ home attendance this year, but it may only be hanging on by a thread or two.
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Butler hoops tickets in hot demand; IU on the rise

Maybe it’s the promise of a strong season. Perhaps it’s the recently renovated Hinkle Fieldhouse. Either way, tickets for Butler University men’s basketball games are a hot commodity.
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Indy sports licensing firm acquired by Texas behemoth

Learfield Sports officials said they were attracted by the expertise of the 17-year-old local firm and will retain all of its employees. Butler University and University of Indianapolis are among clients that will be affected.
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City mulling bid to host college football championship game

Two Indiana Sports Corp. executives and possibly two board members are traveling to Dallas Jan. 12 to watch the national football college championship game and see what it would take to host the game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Pacers, McDonald's launching splashy ad campaign

A new campaign touting the blue and gold and the golden arches will be featured on 130 billboards, and on menu boards and employees' uniforms at 158 McDonald’s restaurants across the region.
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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.

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Fishers extends subsidy for commuter bus service

The soon-to-be-city of Fishers has promised to help keep the Indy Express commuter bus rolling until the end of April—and maybe longer, depending on ridership early next year.
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On tap for $8M Carmel child-care center: bowling, theater, science

Phoenix-based Children’s Learning Adventure plans bring its state-of-the-art child-care concept to Indiana, proposing an $8 million facility at a prominent corner in Carmel.
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Pedcor promises plenty of parking at Carmel City Center

Carmel City Council’s finance committee is supporting a $20 million bond issue to finish the ambitious City Center mixed-use development, but not before persuading developer Pedcor Cos. to strengthen an already-unusual array of project guarantees.
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School district closes funding gap with help from Fishers, township

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is selling three parcels of surplus land to the town of Fishers and Fall Creek Township, raising much-needed cash for the growing school district’s operations.
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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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The Dose

Welcome to The Dose, which tackles the finances behind local health care and life sciences and points to the most interesting national analysis. Your host is J.K. Wall.

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Hoosiers accuse Anthem of 'unjust enrichment'

The reason competition is so low and prices so high in Indiana’s health insurance market is that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has participated in a vast conspiracy to inflate prices, according a federal lawsuit that Anthem called "baseless."
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The moving target bedeviling attempts to cut health care costs

In health care, 5 percent of patients account for 50 percent of costs. Trouble is, those patients aren't the same from year to year. Not even close.
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Hoosier docs, hospitals cut jobs while peers nationally keep hiring

In spite of the divergent trend, Indiana still employs more workers in hospitals and doctors’ offices than the nation as a whole.
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Regrets of ending an employer health plan

This spring, Keith Pitzele ended his company’s health plan and sent his workers to the Obamacare exchange. It was a bumpy experience he’s glad he won’t have to repeat next year. Does that mean most employers won't follow suit?
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Hospitals enjoy third-quarter recovery

After suffering a financial swoon a year ago, Indiana’s hospitals look like they’re back on firmer—though not rock-solid—footing.
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