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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

New $55M downtown hotel shares architect with Cummins project

Deborah Berke & Partners is the architect on the nine-story project from hotelier 21c. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the firm designed what should be another signature building on downtown's east side.
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Greenwood seeking to demolish unfinished El Rodeo building

City officials hope to raze the structure near County Line Road and Emerson Avenue, left partially built by the Mexican chain whose owners recently pleaded guilty to criminal theft.


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Roundup: Einstein bagel shops closing, Under Armour coming to Fashion Mall

The downtown Einstein location and the chain's Fishers store closed Tuesday—joining another location that shut down in recent months—as part of a company reorganization.
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Fresh Thyme to anchor $37M Broad Ripple development

The specialty grocer has committed to occupying 35,000 square feet at Browning Investments' apartment-and-retail project along the Central Canal. Construction is set to begin next month.
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Design changes shorten downtown tower project

Flaherty & Collins execs joined city officials Wednesday morning to break ground on the $121 million, 28-story downtown development, which was renamed 360 Market Square. Design changes have shaved about 70 feet from the tower's originally planned height.
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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: Score tickets to 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Enter to win passes to an advance screening of the sequel, starring Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, and Dev Patel.
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Ticket giveaway: 'Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience'

The spoof comes to the Egyptian Room in March. You might magically win tickets here.
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Emphasis is on music for this week's priority list, including a Cynthia Layne celebration

Jasmine Guy leads a Harlem Renaissance celebration. IU Opera revises a Broadway classic.
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Predicting Oscar: What will/should win this year

I'm still grumpy that "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" didn't get nominated for Best Picture. But that won't keep me from predicting and tweeting this year's Oscars.
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Priority list includes Lewis Black, Captain Hook, Sherlock Holmes, more

How about a night of Vonnegut? A cello/violin duo? A chance to cleanse the bad taste left from the TV "Peter Pan"?
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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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IndyCar Series takes center stage in latest Will Smith movie

Leading up to the Feb. 27 opening of the movie "Focus," several IndyCar Series race markets hosted private screenings organized by Warner Bros. Show cars will be present at screenings and IndyCar drivers are introducing the film in major markets.
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Pacers TV ratings plummet 35 percent, but there's reason for hope

Heading out of the All-Star break, the Indiana Pacers have the third biggest local TV ratings decline among 30 NBA teams. But the February numbers signify a turnaround.
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Pacers hire former Super Bowl host committee executive

Pacers Sports & Entertainment taps a Hoosier native with deep roots in sports and politics to be its new boss of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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Mazda ad campaign torches local racing icon

When Mazda wanted a real-life safety pioneer for its TV commercials, it turned to local resident and motorsports safety savant Bill Simpson. The publicity couldn't come at a better time for Simpson, who just went to market with his latest creation—a football helmet.
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Indy Eleven sign two-year broadcast deal with WISH-TV

Indy's pro soccer franchise hopes to increase its local exposure by moving its games from WNDY-TV Channel 23 to WISH-TV Channel 8. The Fan's Greg Rakestraw will do play-by-play.
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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, Lindsey Erdody, can be reached at lerdody@ibj.com.

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Carmel sets launch for bike-sharing service, Fishers could follow

Carmel is poised to become one of the few cities in the state with a bike-sharing program, but other communities including Fishers are hot on its heels.
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North of 96th welcomes a new face

North of 96th has a new reporter on the beat: Lindsey Erdody started the gig Monday.
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Noblesville's $12.5M Cabela's on track for fall opening

Construction is underway and Cabela’s is on track to open its Noblesville store in the Saxony development near Hamilton Town Center this fall.
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Local restaurateur bringing Bru Burger to Carmel

Mike Cunningham, who operates Bru Burger on Mass Ave, plans to open another, on the property where the Glass Chimney and casual sibling Deeter's once stood.
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Proposed senior living campus in Zionsville drawing opposition

The developer has scaled down the size of the project by reducing the height of one building and trimming the number of overall units in hopes of winning approval from the town's plan commission.
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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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Killing obesity without coercion

Top-down culture change only works in North Korea, says the head of a group of local CEOs that is working broadly and subtly, not tyrannically, to improve Indy's culture of eating and exercising.
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Roche sees more sales success with penny-pinching hospitals

The future of U.S. health care will be about precision and parsimony. And Roche Diagnostics Corp. think its new line of DNA-level testing machines are just what the doctor ordered.
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Need a price check on that MRI? Community now wants you to call

Getting upfront price estimates from hospitals has been a nightmare for consumers, but hospitals are starting to give them out more often. Community Health Network is even promoting its price-estimating service on its website.
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Analysis: Nursing home moratorium would yield smaller-than-expected savings

The Legislative Services Agency predicts a three-year ban on new skilled nursing beds would save the state $2.2 million—not the $24.6 million reported by the state in December.
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Cheapest Obamacare plan stealing exchange customers from Anthem

A sleepy season for Obamacare sign-ups will end on Sunday will overall enrollment almost exactly where insurers predicted it would be. But low-priced plans, such as Ohio-based CareSource, have scooped up far more customers than expected.
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