Furs, golf, fitness and Whac-A-Mole

October 31, 2007
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Whac-A-MoleA couple of nuggets from recent development plans:

Making Way for Venu: Another Woodfield Centre tenant is moving to make way for redevelopment. Elan Furs has filed plans to take space in Clearwater Shoppes at 3841 E. 82nd St. The retailer will take more than 7,000 square feet and plans to open in January.

A Golfing Mecca: Another chain golf shop is planning a store for the Castleton corridor. Texas-based Golf Etc. has filed plans for a location from 3853-3857 E. 82nd St., near Dean Road. The chain, which has 65 franchise stores nationwide, is taking about 4,000 square feet. The area already is home to Golf Galaxy and Golfsmith.

Treadmill Trend: LA Fitness has filed plans for a location along Rockville Road, just east of Raceway Road. The new facility will be roughly 45,000 square feet. Also, Brickhouse Fitness filed plans to take 4,000 square feet in Eagle Creek Commons, at 6225 W. 56th St. The new center is locally owned.

New Spa Downtown: Villagio at Page Pointe is getting a spa. Body Works Day Spa has filed plans to take about 2,000 square feet in the new condo building at 435 Virginia Ave.

Whac-A-Mole. Apparently the amusement business is strong in Castleton. Chuck E. Cheese's is planning a renovation and an addition of 2,600 square feet, for "pizza and games for children and adult entertainment." Awesome.

  • Great Whac-A-Mole picture, Cory! I am SO over Chuck E. Cheese's, but love the home W-A-M game!!

    BTW, since you're talking about Clearwater, what's going/gone in where Lone Star used to be? I'm thinking everything you mentioned here is going in on the south side of 82nd, where Country Friends, Yield House, etc. were?
  • I am really excited to see that the Venu project is starting to relocate the current tenants! Hopefully they will be able to do groudbreaking on time. Does anyone know about some of the tenants that may be going into this? Or what plans with the land across 86th?
  • Maybe everyone in Indy will have six-pack abs within 5 years.
  • Good to hear a tenant is going in at the Villagio. I'm hoping the the Virginia/East/Fletcher/South intersection really takes off, there is a lot of potential there.


    Wearing fur is tacky and cruel.
  • Cory, speaking of retail, do you know if AMC has any plans to close their Clearwater Crossing cinema since AMC will be opening a new theatre in the Castleton Mall expansion? Hopefully both stay open, I'd hate to see the Clearwater cinema shutter. The northside could definately use another movie theatre anyways.
  • I think the Clearwater Theatre is going to shut down. It makes sense: Clearwater is extremely old and out-dated compared to modern ciniplexes. Also with their new theatre
  • (uh ok not all of my post made it)

    ...less than 2 miles away who would go to the old one?
  • I would. It'd be easier to park. I like that movie theatre and it's really not that old at all.
  • Clearwater Theater def shutting down

    Venu prop on N side of 86th to be fairly dense residential. Hopefully they can start at a cheaper/young urban crowd price point. If so, I'd move there in a heart beat!
  • WOW...EXCELLENT news about the Fur Company moving to make way for Venu. I really hope this thing happens as it will completely transform the Keystone/Fashion Mall Area. Why hasn'rt someone decided to construct a condo tower at Keystone at the Crossing?? I am sure that there is room around the lake there.
  • meant to say cheaper price point than the landings/renaissance bay. Those guys are friggin nuts!
  • Ivo, how do you know Clearwater is definately shutting down?

    It would be terrible for Clearwater Crossing if that movie theatre leaves. There's already that enormous vacant area where that Block Party used to be. Hopefully something works out.
  • CityFan-

    The Block Party isn't that where Music Mill is now?
  • i agree, coryw - i'm surprised condo or apt towers haven't been constructed in keystone. seems like a no-brainer and like you said, there is space around the lake to build. could even turn one of the acres of surface parking into a higher/better use with a tower (could incorporate a parking garage so no spaces would be lost)...
  • CoryW-

    The Music Mill replaced some other childrens entertainment place. Block Party is still vacant and it's behind the Clearwater Crossing stripmall (where Barnes & Nobles is). You can't see it from 86th street, so I'm sure that has a lot to do with this huge structure sitting vacant for many years.

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  1. How is the private developer going to repay the bonds. Is this going to be a toll road?

  2. As well as a Portillio'S!!!!!!

  3. A Lou Malnati's would be awesome!!!!!!!!

  4. We aren't broke. We just aren't willing to raise revenues for this that we should be raising them.

  5. OK. now that the state is taking illegal immigrants, willing or not. There is a major concern that needs to be addressed. First: School starts here in 3 weeks in most parts of the country and probably in Indiana. So is the state going to vaccinate these kids before they intermingle with our kids in school? The problem we are going to have here in the US and possibly in Indiana is that some of these kids could be carrying health issues or diseases that are pretty much eradicated in the US. This could cause a major health issue in the US. Second: Who is going to pay for this building disaster? We are flat out broke….. Down here in Texas, we have 14 counties that have been so swamped with kids, (numerous thousands of them), they are on the verge of financial collapse. Now this is happening in counties in New Mexico, Arizona and California. The system is massively overloaded. Swine flu has started back up in San Antonio since they have nearly 2500 kids that have been placed there and lice is rampant. Not to be insensitive, but we need to stop this madness. I find it amazing that we cannot take care of our veterans and yet give carte blanche to illegals entering the country. Recently an article mentioned that these kids and teenagers can get on planes without TSA screening? What? What the Hell???? Keep in mind this about protecting our national sovereignty as a nation and also living under the rule of law. Not only the terrorist threat that can come over the border. This is a deliberate and irresponsible and illegal act from administration ignoring the constitutional duty of protecting the borders and also upholding the supreme law of the land. This is a classic Cloward and Piven strategy to overload the system until it collapses.