Metropolis

New owners plan changes at Metropolis mall

January 23, 2014
Scott Olson
A joint venture involving a Memphis-based developer has purchased the shopping center in Plainfield and plans to invest millions to update the troubled property. A name change also is a possibility.
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Metropolis mall purchased by Israel firms

August 30, 2010
Aviv Arlon Global Ltd. pays $52 million for shopping center, which was in court-appointed receivership. Former real estate firm Premier Properties USA Inc. developed Metropolis, with an investment of $160 million.
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Developer's fraud trial enters second day

August 18, 2009
Cory Schouten
Marion County prosecutors this morning began making their case that Christopher P. White knowingly wrote a bad check for $500,000 last year in a desperate attempt to save his Indianapolis-based development firm, Premier Properties USA Inc.
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High-flying Premier Properties crashes

December 29, 2008
Cory Schouten
The founder of local real estate firm Premier Properties USA Inc. saw his company falter this year and faced three felony charges in connection with its downfall.
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DeBartolo to buy Metropolis from Dominion CapitalRestricted Content

May 19, 2008
Cory Schouten
Tampa, Fla.-based DeBartolo Development has reached a preliminary agreement to buy Plainfield's Metropolis mall out of foreclosure and hopes to hook Macy's and Bass Pro Shops to anchor a second phase.
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Premier Properties lays off workers as lawsuits, debt pile upRestricted Content

April 7, 2008
Cory Schouten
Premier Properties USA Inc. has eliminated about half its headquarters staff--more than 40 employees--as banks seize several of its properties and CEO Christopher P. White faces a barrage of new lawsuits alleging unpaid bills, defaulted loans, illegally redirected rent payments and check fraud.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Financial travails dog 'mystery man' at helm of Premier Properties

December 17, 2007
Cory Schouten
An IBJ review of hundreds of pages of public records shows Christopher P. White and his Premier Properties USA Inc. are facing major financial and legal challenges. The most glaring signs of trouble: Contractors have filed more than $3.5 million in liens against Premier’s retail properties in Plainfield; the state of Indiana is trying to recover $375,000 in sales taxes on White’s airplane; and the contractor who renovated his Lake Clearwater mansion is suing him to recover more than $600,000 in unpaid bills.
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