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Kite pitches Pan Am plan

Cory Schouten
May 21, 2008
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As promised, here is a siteplan from Kite Realty Group Trust that shows its preliminary plan to redevelop Pan Am Plaza. The plan shows seven restaurant, retail or...
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Labor storm could hurt Super Bowl

Cory Schouten
May 21, 2008
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There’s a dark cloud hovering over Indianapolis’ selection by National Football League owners to host the 2012 Super Bowl. The roar that raced from Atlanta where the decision was made Tuesday to Indianapolis almost...
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Could Super Bowl lift projects?

Cory Schouten
May 21, 2008
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News of Indy's successful bid for the 2012 Super Bowl spread quickly among Hoosiers here in Las Vegas. Already, the selection has become a part of sales...
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Beyond 'Dancing with the Stars'

Bruce Hetrick
May 21, 2008
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So TV's "Dancing with the Stars" has another winner. Hooray. I caught some of the finals last night without having seen the rest of the series. And having been to Dance Kaleidoscope's season ending performance Sunday, I'm curious as to whether the huge...
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Bowl reaction from elsewhere

May 21, 2008
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Many a back was slapped in Indianapolis and among the Indy troops in Atlanta yesterday when the NFL team owners opted for Indianapolis over Phoenix and Houston to host the 2012 Super Bowl. Elsewhere, though, the reaction was mixed. The Arizona Republic...
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Former foe backs Indy's Super bid

Cory Schouten
May 20, 2008
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Super Bowl site selections can create odd alliances among the 32 wealthy fellows casting the votes. The man who last year single-handedly dismantled Indianapolis’ bid to host the 2011 game came this year to the Circle City’s defense. With Indianapolis embroiled...
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Siteplan sleuthing in Las Vegas

Cory Schouten
May 20, 2008
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Hundreds of developers are circulating thousands of siteplans from more than 2 million square feet of exhibition space at the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas. The pitches include dozens...
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Indianapolis, cold in winter?

May 20, 2008
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Does Indianapolis experience winter? NFL owners meeting in Atlanta today could be forgiven for wondering, if all they knew about Indianapolis was the information in the Super Bowl bid package. The 30-plus pages in the executive summary have plenty...
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  1. Why not take some time to do some research before traveling to that Indiana town or city, and find the ones that are no smoking either inside, or have a patio? People like yourself are just being selfish, and unnecessarily trying to take away all indoor venues that smokers can enjoy themselves at. Last time I checked, it is still a free country, and businesses do respond to market pressure and will ban smoking, if there's enough demand by customers for it(i.e. Linebacker Lounge in South Bend, and Rack and Helen's in New Haven, IN, outside of Fort Wayne). Indiana law already unnecessarily forced restaurants with a bar area to be no smoking, so why not support those restaurants that were forced to ban smoking against their will? Also, I'm always surprised at the number of bars that chose to ban smoking on their own, in non-ban parts of Indiana I'll sometimes travel into. Whiting, IN(just southeast of Chicago) has at least a few bars that went no smoking on their own accord, and despite no selfish government ban forcing those bars to make that move against their will! I'd much rather have a balance of both smoking and non-smoking bars, rather than a complete bar smoking ban that'll only force more bars to close their doors. And besides IMO, there are much worser things to worry about, than cigarette smoke inside a bar. If you feel a bar is too smoky, then simply walk out and take your business to a different bar!

  2. As other states are realizing the harm in jailing offenders of marijuana...Indiana steps backwards into the script of Reefer Madness. Well...you guys voted for your Gov...up to you to vote him out. Signed, Citizen of Florida...the next state to have medical marijuana.

  3. It's empowering for this niche community to know that they have an advocate on their side in case things go awry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrst9VXVKfE

  4. Apparently the settlement over Angie's List "bundling" charges hasn't stopped the practice! My membership is up for renewal, and I'm on my third email trying to get a "basic" membership rather than the "bundled" version they're trying to charge me for. Frustrating!!

  5. Well....as a vendor to both of these builders I guess I have the right to comment. Davis closed his doors with integrity.He paid me every penny he owed me. Estridge,STILL owes me thousands and thousands of dollars. The last few years of my life have been spent working 2 jobs, paying off the suppliers I used to work on Estridge jobs and just struggling to survive. Shame on you Paul...and shame on you IBJ! Maybe you should have contacted the hundreds of vendors that Paul stiffed. I'm sure your "rises from the ashes" spin on reporting would have contained true stories of real people who have struggled to find work and pay of their debts (something that Paul didn't even attempt to do).

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