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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

Trucking company buys former off-airport parking land

Knight Transportation paid $4 million for the site in Plainfield and plans to build a driving school where a parking firm once operated before it was purchased last year by a competitor.
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Vacant downtown lot where temple once stood finally sells

John Watson of Core Redevelopment bought the site at the southeast corner of 10th and Delaware streets and plans to build a small office and residential project on the property.
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Update: Giordano's targeting more than one Indy location

The CEO of the Chicago-based pizzeria says he's scouting downtown locations and hopes to have a lease signed within the next three months.
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Redesign of Mass Ave parking lot to feature Greek sculpture

The 16-foot-tall piece is a representation of Prometheus that the Indianapolis Professional Firefighters Union is commissioning from Bloomington artist Dale Enochs.
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Roundup: Vitality Bowls, Corner Bakery among Carmel debuts

Eateries set to open in Carmel in the next few months include Vitality Bowls and Corner Bakery Cafe, while Thai Paradise launches in downtown Indianapolis.
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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 priority list includes the Beatles, Hitchcock(ish), and more

What to do this week besides think about the Super Bowl? Here are some viable options to inflate your week.
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Country headliners announced for Klipsch Music Center concerts

Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and more summer shows on the schedule. Undercards include Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery.
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Takei to come to Butler

As noted these days for his Twitter (more than 1.25 million followers) and Facebook (over 7.2 million likes) domination as he is for playing Sulu on "Star Trek," the actor will give a free lecture in February.
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In memory of Cynthia Layne, leading Indy vocalists offer tribute

Memories from Brenda Williams, Shannon Forsell, Stacie Sandoval, and Heather Ramsey Clark. Add your thoughts on the woman and her talents.
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Ticket giveaway: 'So Costly A Sacrifice: Lincoln and Loss' exhibit

A new exhibition looks at mortality and the man. Chime in with your favorite other Abe, Abby, or Abraham to have a chance at free passes.
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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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UIndy hoops arena getting renovations thanks to local auto dealer

Ray Skillman Auto Group has pledged $500,000 to replace the basketball floor and install improved lighting in the 4,000-seat Nicoson Hall, home of the nationally ranked Greyhounds.
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Indy likely to prepare bid for college football championship

With the 2018 Super Bowl off the table, the path is clear for Indy to pursue college football’s biggest game. It could score the region an $85 million payday. There’s also a cost.
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Colts-Broncos playoff game could set record TV rating

Close to 600,000 Colts fans in the Indy market alone are expected to watch Sunday's playoff game pitting Andrew Luck against the man he replaced at quarterback here, Peyton Manning.
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Pacers fans' patience, commitment tested by early season woes

The bottom hasn’t entirely fallen out in terms of the Indiana Pacers’ home attendance this year, but it may only be hanging on by a thread or two.
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Butler hoops tickets in hot demand; IU on the rise

Maybe it’s the promise of a strong season. Perhaps it’s the recently renovated Hinkle Fieldhouse. Either way, tickets for Butler University men’s basketball games are a hot commodity.
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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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It's transition time for North of 96th

Now that the North of 96th news-gathering machine is up and running, I’m ready to let someone else take the wheel of IBJ's mobile bureau.
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Zionsville weighs replacing, renovating Town Hall

As Zionsville leaders contemplate the future of the Town Hall building on Oak Street, officials are moving forward with plans to capture new property taxes from nearby development to fund improvements.
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Controversial Kroger expansion gets Fishers' OK

Kroger Co.’s store at 116th Street and Olio Road in Fishers has a date with the wrecking ball—as soon as its super-sized replacement ready to open.
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Developer plans Carmel Corporate Center overhaul

Three bunker-like office buildings at the southeast corner of Carmel Drive and Guilford Avenue are expected to be demolished this year as Baltimore-based developer Atapco Properties overhauls its Carmel Corporate Center.
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Growing church wants old Borders space in Carmel

Mercy Road Church is seeking to take over the former Borders bookstore at 116th Street and Keystone Parkway, transforming the long-vacant building into a long-term home for its growing congregation.
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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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Health VC dollars tripled in Indiana

Indiana’s health care companies attracted $103.8 million in investments last year, the highest total since attracting 2007. However, all but $3 million of last year’s investments came during the first six months of the year and Indiana continued to lag other Midwest states.
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The Billion Dollar Decision

When the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its ruling on Obamacare’s tax credits, it could zap nearly $1 billion from Hoosiers’ finances. In fact, Hoosiers buyers on Obamacare's exchanges have more to lose, as a percentage of their incomes, than the residents of all states other than Alaska and Mississippi.
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CEO Roundup: We’re not your father’s health care company anymore

The CEOs of Anthem, Lilly, Zimmer and Hill-Rom tried to woo investors at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference by stressing how they're broadening business beyond plain-old insurance, pharmaceuticals, implants and hospital beds.
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We're at tipping point of health care becoming a real marketplace

Nearly half of all Hoosier workers covered by employer health plans are now enrolled in high-deductible, consumer-directed health plans, according to a new survey. That means the state is about to pass the point of no return on transforming health care into a real marketplace.
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Obamacare's effects on Lilly: Modest pain, no gain

Since Obamcare was expected to boost insurance coverage nationally by 32 million people, drugmakers like Eli Lilly and Co. stood to benefit. But it’s not working out that way. At least not for Lilly.
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