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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: 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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Irvington shuffle: bakery moving, restaurant opening

Roll With It Bakery is moving to the Coal Factory redevelopment, allowing the Chef Dan's food truck folks to bring their mobile menu of "southern comfort" food to a permanent location.
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Update: Billboard company’s suit against city can proceed

A Marion Superior Court judge has sided with Geft Outdoor LLC, denying the city's motion to dismiss the company's suit over the removal of one of its billboards in the Geist area.
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Roundup: Milktooth opens; Squealers, McAlister’s coming to Castleton

The eclectic eatery Milktooth offers another option to Fletcher Place, while Caffe Nonna should open nearby later this month. Also, for those awaiting the arrival of Giordano's, it could come by the end of the year.
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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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IBJ movie night: 'Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'

Win tickets to a sneak preview of the already acclaimed new film starring Michael Keaton.
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A&E Roundup: $300k for Indy artist, 'Fargo' out in the cold, more

"Batman" producer to teach at IU. Phoenix playwright's creation launching onto national play network.
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A&E priority list includes Fleetwood Mac, Heartland Film Fest, more

If you are looking to experience the unexpected, try the first Art in Odd Places fest downtown.
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Diane Rehm, Loni Anderson to read play at Clowes Hall

Marilu Henner and Robert Foxworth also in company reading first act of Trish Vradenburg's play "Surviving Grace."
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A&E priorities include IRT's 'Red,' a tap great, and Hitchcock flicks

Stuck for ideas for what to do this week? How about a play in an unusual venue? Or binge-watching classic films? Here's a starter list with links to ticket information.
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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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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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IU's latest football stadium project to cost $10M plus, won't add capacity

IU Athletic Director Fred Glass hopes to raise the funds to enclose the south end of Memorial Stadium through alumni donors. He said donation commitments are already coming in, and a naming rights deal is possible.
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Polian does about-face on Irsay, not 2009 near-perfect season

It appears Bill Polian's relationship with Jim Irsay has changed a bit in the last year. But Polian's thoughts about not going for an undefeated season in 2009 have not. He tells all in a new book.
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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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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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Palladium engineer agrees to $800K legal settlement

The Carmel Redevelopment Commission has accepted an $800,000 settlement offer from the engineering firm that reviewed plans for the Palladium concert hall’s roof, inching closer to resolving a years-long legal dispute over its flawed design.
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Hotel developer planning project near Hamilton Town Center

A hotel developer based in Columbus, Indiana, is working on plans to build a Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville. Could more hotels be coming down the pike?
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Carmel council: No quick decision on City Center funding

Carmel City Council will take its time considering Pedcor Cos.’ request for public funding for a parking garage and other infrastructure needed to finish the City Center development downtown.
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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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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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My Interview Issue

Using the unasked audience questions from last week’s IBJ Health Care Power Breakfast, I interview myself on the burning issues that you wanted to hear discussed by the real experts—but didn’t get to.
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If past is prologue, HMOs will make a comeback in Indiana

WellPoint created an HMO joint venture with seven big hospitals in Los Angeles. Could it do something similar here? Quite possibly.
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