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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

Traffic lanes would shrink under plan to overhaul Circle

Officials charged with overseeing a $60 million project to make Monument Circle and surrounding streets more pedestrian friendly will unveil design plans to the public Nov. 5.
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Villaggio retail spaces up for auction following foreclosure

The developer of the condo project on Virginia Avenue defaulted on the balance of an $11.6 million loan, prompting the sale of the ground-floor storefront units.
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Splash park, ice rink part of top design for City-County Building plaza

The winning design was submitted by a Baltimore firm, whose project would cost $12.5 million to build. The city and the Central Indiana Community Foundation have begun fundraising efforts to pay for it.
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Roundup: Second locations for B's Po Boy, Three Pints; another Kmart closing

Three Pints Brewpub in Plainfield has expanded to Martinsville, while B's Po Boy in Fountain Square plans to open a second location, in Irvington. Meanwhile, Kmart has added another local store to the closure list.
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Milhaus wins skinny stretch of Market Street corridor for apartments

The developer plans to build 52 units on East Market in a unique deal with the city. The project will be much different from Milhaus' other multi-family projects to the south.
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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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Alton Brown, Georgia O'Keeffe and more on this week's A&E priority list

Events also include a recreation of the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast and a celebration of all things Kurt Vonnegut.
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Ticket giveaway: Indy International Festival

Indy International Festival returns Nov. 21-23 and IBJ has five family four-packs of tickets to give away. Just name your favorite ethnic restaurant and you could win.
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Review: Dance Kaleidoscope's 'Carmina Burana'...plus extras

A trio of appetizers and heartfelt applause for retiring senior dancer Liberty Harris add to the pleasures of this revival.
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A&E picks for the week: Dance Kaleidoscope, Magna cum Murder, more

Camp classic "Rocky Horror," dance classic "Carmina Burana," and who-knows-what-will-happen improv make the priority list this week. Also: A mysterious convention.
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IBJ giveaway: Ann Katz Festival of Books

Win fast passes to just about any event on the schedule, including appearances by authors Annabelle Gurwitch and Hank Phillippi Ryan.
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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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Butler set to raise curtain on Hinkle Fieldhouse overhaul

Butler officials have promised the eye-catching renovations will make things much nicer for fans and players while not affecting the historical integrity of the 86-year-old landmark.
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Indy among national leaders in number of women sports fans

Indianapolis has a higher percentage of women sports fans than many of the nation's largest and most sports rabid cities. There's an especially strong following for the NFL, NBA, NASCAR and college hoops.
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Kennedy's growth plans may pit Athletic Annex against company he founded

Bob Kennendy didn’t rule out the possibility of going head-to-head with Runners Forum and Blue Mile, the two dominant specialty running retail stores in this market.
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Two changes could have major impact on IndyCar Series

Two big changes could give IndyCar racing a whole new look. One change is definitely coming next season, while the idea for another even bigger change is gaining speed.
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Indians make rare change at the top

Randy Lewandowski this week replaced Cal Burleson to become the Indianapolis Indians' fourth general manager since the organization was incorporated in 1955.
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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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Wellness provider beefing up new Carmel office

A year after announcing plans to move its headquarters from San Diego to Carmel, wellness provider American Specialty Health has about 170 employees working in central Indiana—including 60 who relocated from other offices. It plans to hire another 30 this year and up to 250 in 2015.
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Hawthorns golf club headed to auction; lender seeks control

The future of the Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers is expected to become clearer next week, when a bankruptcy court judge weighs in on the lender’s plan to take over operations.
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Carmel panel accepting bids for 'beachfront property' in Midtown

The Carmel Redevelopment Commission is accepting bids for almost five acres of land along the Monon Greenway in the city’s so-called Midtown area, which is being targeted for renewal.
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Carmel council OKs $3.8M bond for luxury apartment project

Keystone Realty Group’s $30 million The Olivia on Main apartment project cleared a major final hurdle Monday, when Carmel City Council unanimously agreed to issue $3.8 million in low-interest bonds to help prepare the five-acre site for construction.
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Fishers weighs tax break for Roto-Rooter facility

Fishers Town Council is expected to consider a tax abatement for Roto-Rooter Inc., which is weighing a site along Interstate 69 for a $6 million building to house its expanded regional operation.
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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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Lechleiter: It's morning at Eli Lilly

Lilly CEO John Lechleiter kicked off the company’s quarterly conference call with investors and analysts by declaring an end to the “unprecedented challenge” that Lilly lived through the past four years.
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The tragedy of electronic medical records

The federal government has spent $27 billion—and hospital systems have spent even more—to roll out electronic medical records across the industry. But even advocates say the results have been “disappointing.”
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Report provides glimpse into liberal concerns about Pence's HIP 2.0

A new think tank report, which appears to jibe with Obama administration concerns, calls for "significant revision" to the Pence plan.
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While Pence and Obama dance, these folks are waiting

The Hoosiers waiting for Gov. Mike Pence and President Obama to work out a deal to expand health coverage have median household incomes of less than $10,000, typically have no college education and are disproportionately minorities.
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More hospitals hit with do-over penalties

Medicare will reduce payments to 68 Indiana hospitals—a 62-percent increase from last year—for having too many patients return within 30 days.
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