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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

Roundup: Rocket 88, Shapiro's, Scotty's opening next month

The holiday season will bring a host of restaurant openings to the Indianapolis area, including a few new spots from old standbys.
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Parcel along Central Canal in line for major makeover

The Indianapolis Parks Foundation and Downtown Indy are seeking a firm to mold the land into a "playscape" area at a cost of between $500,000 and $800,000, according to the request for qualifications.
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Hot restaurateur targets Amici's space downtown

Mike Cunningham of Mesh and Bru Burger wants to open a test kitchen and restaurant downtown at 601 E. New York St. But his original plan to tear down the building is meeting stiff resistance.
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Former Colt Brackett ups stakes as restaurateur

Gary Brackett, who opened Georgia Reese's Southern Table and Bar on the northwest side in September, has become the sole owner of the local Stacked Pickle chain.
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Eskenazi Health takes top architectural honor

The hospital won the Monumental Award, beating out eight other projects vying for the prize recognizing excellence in architecture, engineering and construction.
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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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Double-week priority list includes Randy Newman, Matthew Morrison, and more

The singer/songwriter, adept at both sharp satire and Pixar tunes, plays the Palladium. Meanwhile, the "Glee" star visits Hilbert Circle Theatre.
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Win tickets to a screening of 'The Theory of Everything'

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in a love story about Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde. Be among the first to see it.
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This week's A&E priority list includes a classic film plus bands, bands and more bands

If you are a marching band geek, the Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium are your Super Bowl.
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Indianapolis City Ballet benefit targets the big screen in 2015

World-class dance event may reach worldwide audience if ICB management has its way.
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Review: 'Interstellar'

In space, no one can hear you scream...but suspended animation gets more and more attractive the more your boring crew talks.
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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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Pacers, McDonald's launching splashy ad campaign

A new campaign touting the blue and gold and the golden arches will be featured on 130 billboards, and on menu boards and employees' uniforms at 158 McDonald’s restaurants across the region.
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Gordon playing nice, but NASCAR rules are hurting his legacy

NASCAR's postseason format has cost Jeff Gordon three series championships. He might be biting his tongue, but the former Pittsboro resident is saying all the right things about the series' direction.
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Eleven leads league in attendance, puts venue expansion on hold

The Indy Eleven may not have been the hottest team on the field this season, but the expansion North American Soccer League squad certainly was at the ticket office.
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McAfee's soaring popularity fuels Colts merchandise sales growth

Pat McAfee is one of the only NFL kickers or punters who is among his team's leaders in jersey sales. McAfee, who wears No. 1, is second in sales among all Colts. Quarterback Andrew Luck's No. 12 tops the list.
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Butler set to raise curtain on Hinkle Fieldhouse overhaul

Butler officials have promised the eye-catching renovations will make things much nicer for fans and players while not affecting the historical integrity of the 86-year-old landmark.
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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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Lutz's Steak House to close after almost four decades

Noblesville fixture Lutz’s Steak House will close for good on New Year’s Day, allowing owner Nancy Lutz to retire. The restaurant is inviting customers to help celebrate "Lutz's Last Stand." Plus: New eateries abound.
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Redevelopment panel scraps 2 bids for land in Carmel's Midtown

The Carmel Redevelopment Commission will wait until next year to sell five acres of property along the Monon Greenway in Carmel’s Midtown area, voting Wednesday to reject both bids submitted in response to an October request for proposals.
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State Road 37 overhaul plan has business owners on alert

Business owners along State Road 37 in Hamilton County expressed concern Monday night about losing customers during a highway project being proposed to ease congestion. Officials say the alternative is equally untenable.
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Fishers seeks bids to continue downtown redevelopment

Construction season is coming to a close with four major building projects under way in downtown Fishers—and officials hope to maintain that momentum heading into next year. The town is accepting proposals from firms interested in redeveloping a quarter-acre site at 11634 Maple St.
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Sun King brewmasters on their roots, plans for Fishers outpost

If the chips had fallen a little differently, Sun King Brewing Co. might not be the state’s No. 2 craft brewer, adding a second production facility in Fishers. Founders of popular brewery share their story.
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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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Report: Half of hospital systems could disappear in next decade

Deloitte consultants say hospitals are about to go the way of department stores, airlines and banks by clustering into fewer and fewer competitors. There's plenty of evidence from Indiana to support that theory.
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Hospital cost-cutting forces Blood Center to lay off workers, change leaders

Facing the loss of key hospital contracts, the Indiana Blood Center cut 27 jobs on Friday, announced the retirement of its CEO and said it will join a consortium of Midwest blood centers.
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Data show 1 in 5 uninsured Hoosiers gained health coverage this year

Even without Medicaid expansion, Obamacare appears to have substantially reduced the more than 900,000 Hoosiers that go without health insurance during a year.
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Obamacare exchange 2.0: Anthem far from the cheapest plan

There are more choices and better deals in the 2015 Obamacare exchange, but if you want the same coverage as last year, it's going to cost you more.
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Top 4 questions for Hoosier health care after GOP takes control of Congress

On Obamacare, the new Republican-controlled Congress should “leave the façade of the building and then demolish the inside of it,” according to one GOP leader. If Republicans take that approach, here are four things that could change in the next two years.
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