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Bose move to Chase Tower is official

Cory Schouten
July 6, 2007
The long-rumored move for Indianapolis law firm Bose McKinney & Evans is a done deal. The firm plans to take 111,000 square feet of space in Chase Tower, a big expansion over its current 80,000-square-foot space in First Indiana Plaza....

Hurry up and wait for MSA

Cory Schouten
July 6, 2007
City officials gave developers a tight, two-month time frame to come up with a second round of proposals to redevelop the Market Square Arena site. The RFP was issued Feb. 21, and...

Furniture chain eyes 3 Indy stores

Cory Schouten
July 6, 2007
A Chicago-based furniture store is planning three new locations in Indianapolis. Harlem Furniture has 16 stores in Chicago and Northwest Indiana. The first central Indiana store, in Greenwood, replaces the old Frank's...

In the market for a gas station?

Cory Schouten
July 5, 2007
OK, probably not. But you may be interested to know that local BP stations will be getting a new name soon. BP is selling 28 Indianapolis franchise locations, each of which will be...

Get out your checkbooks

Cory Schouten
July 3, 2007
As first reported in Property Lines on May 2, the owners of First Indiana Plaza are considering a sale of the struggling 31-story skyscraper. Who do you think will...

Developer envisions Penn Centre

Cory Schouten
July 2, 2007
Plans are taking shape for a major hotel, residential and restaurant development across from Conseco Fieldhouse. South-side developer J. Greg Allen is proposing a project that would stretch from Maryland Street to...

Update: Foundry collapse

Cory Schouten
June 29, 2007
Workers this morning cleared away the rubble from the old Herron School foundry building along 16th Street. It collapsed yesterday, possibly clearing the way for a deal that would provide...

Property tax moment of truth

Cory Schouten
June 28, 2007
Marion County will begin sending out property tax bills tomorrow, filling hundreds of mailboxes with bad news. Homeowners are bracing for higher bills thanks in large part to the state's decision a...
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