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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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