Real Estate & Retail

'Green' design is sensible in era of great uncertaintyRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Fred Green
Contrary to fears, environmentally friendly construction isn't expensive.
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Finish Line ready to test new storeRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Cory Schouten
Finish Line is rebranding its Man Alive stores as Decibel stores.
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Nature Conservancy HQ to be energy efficientRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
The Nature Conservancy is finalizing plans for a $4.4 million headquarters at 620 E. Ohio St.
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Fight brews over liquor distribution in IndianaRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Cory Schouten
A Florida firm is suing to overturn Indiana's resident-ownership law regarding liquor.
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Purdue researchers tweak CT scanners to help lumber industry find knots, cracks, decay in treesRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Scott Olson
CT scanners have been used for decades to peer inside humans. Now a Purdue University researcher is training the technology on hardwood trees to help lumber mills get the most value from logs.
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Mall giant says it's in good shape, but takes steps to conserve cashRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Cory Schouten
Despite assurances of strength, Simon Property Group Inc. has decided to pay 90 percent of its dividend in stock, a move that allows the company to hold onto $925 million in cash this year but could alienate shareholders drawn by the dividend.
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Fall Creek Place plans retail and restaurantRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
The not-for-profit King Park Area Development Corp. is working on plans for a retail development at the vacant northeast corner of 22nd and Delaware streets.
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HHGregg vying to win customers of Circuit CityRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Scott Olson
Company officials think HHGregg is well-positioned to fill the void that Circuit City Stores Inc. will leave when its stores are closed.
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Airport hotel in limboRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Anthony Schoettle
The recession, coupled with personnel shifts, have grounded the more than $50-million hotel project adjacent to the new terminal.
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Lyon takes Finish Line helm as shoppers cut spendingRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Cory Schouten
Glenn S. Lyon, the new head at The Finish Line Inc., has plenty to tackle. Traffic is down at Finish Line stores, sales have slowed and competitors are slashing prices.
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Police museum plannedRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
The not-for-profit Indianapolis Historical and Educational Foundation is planning a police museum in the first floor of an old warehouse along Pennsylvania Street across from Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Housing market may have hit bottomRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Sam Stall
Here's something that passes as good news for central Indiana's moribund housing market: Prices might hold steady this year, after falling nearly 7 percent from their 2006 peak.
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Developers to pitch projects near public housing towersRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Cory Schouten
The Indianapolis Housing Agency is asking developers to pitch plans to build new residential or commercial space on land surrounding the 21-story John J. Barton Apartments at 555 Massachusetts Ave. and the 15-story Lugar Tower at 901 Fort Wayne Ave.
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Penn Arts redevelopment hits funding snagRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
The Penn Arts apartment building at 16th and Meridian streets will stay vacant a while longer. A $3 million plan to transform the 82-unit apartment building into 45 fancier units has hit a snag that's become familiar to developers: No financing was available at advantageous terms
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Former hospital could become student housingRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Cory Schouten
Ivy Tech Community College is working with private developers on an $18 million plan to turn the old St. Vincent Hospital on Fall Creek Parkway into a housing complex for Ivy Tech and IUPUI students.
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Slump emboldens retailers to play tough with SimonRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Greg Andrews
Suddenly, the balance of power is shifting between retail tenants and mighty Simon Property Group Inc., the nation's biggest mall owner. Simon's biggest challenge: A litany of retailers either have failed or are on the brink of financial collapse, creating more empty spaces in malls at a time demand is slack to fill it.
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Mass Ave redevelopment reaches a roadblockRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Cory Schouten
Indianapolis Public Schools is looking for a new redevelopment strategy for its 11-acre facility on Massachusetts Avenue after an ambitious proposal for the historic former Coca-Cola bottling plant fizzled.
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Panattoni cuts back local presenceRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
California-based Panattoni Development Co. has eliminated its two-person Indianapolis development team as part of closures and job cuts in five cities.
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Broad Ripple restaurant closesRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Scholar's Inn Bakehouse has closed its cafe at the corner of College and Broad Ripple avenues in Broad Ripple. The locally based chain still is operating the Scholar's Inn Restaurant & Lounge along Massachusetts Avenue downtown.
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New restaurants open in downtown IndianapolisRestricted Content

January 12, 2009
Two new restaurants near the corner of Washington and Pennsylvania streets have opened their doors.
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Portrait and Pasquinelli Homes winding down in IndianapolisRestricted Content

January 12, 2009
Cory Schouten
One of central Indiana's largest condominium builders may have to exit the market because of slowing demand and problems with financing. At peak, Chicago-based Portrait and Pasquinelli Homes was building 250 units per year in Indianapolis
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Green bills sprout at StatehouseRestricted Content

January 12, 2009
Chris O'Malley
Legislation filed in the Indiana General Assembly this year seeks renewable energy mandates, stricter building codes throughout Indiana.
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UPDATE: Macy's closing wounds ailing mall

January 8, 2009
Scott Olson
Macy's decision to close its store at Lafayette Square could deal a devastating blow to a mall already reeling from the loss of other major tenants.
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Indiana artisans craft national nicheRestricted Content

January 5, 2009
Gabrielle Poshadlo
Local artists Theresa Goodwin and Chris Foster are promoting their businesses via the Internet and by connecting with boutiques and other buyers through trade shows—a strategy that's boosting many niche firms.
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Companies selling indulgences find ways to get byRestricted Content

January 5, 2009
Sam Stall
Many Indianapolis-area folks who sell products and services that can't, by even the most tortuous logic, be described as "needs"are weathering the recession quite well. At least for now.
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  1. Of what value is selling alcoholic beverages to State Fair patrons when there are many families with children attending. Is this the message we want to give children attending and participating in the Fair, another venue with alooholic consumption onsite. Is this to promote beer and wine production in the state which are great for the breweries and wineries, but where does this end up 10-15 years from now, lots more drinkers for the alcoholic contents. If these drinks are so important, why not remove the alcohol content and the flavor and drink itself similar to soft drinks would be the novelty, not the alcoholic content and its affects on the drinker. There is no social or material benefit from drinking alcoholic beverages, mostly people want to get slightly or highly drunk.

  2. I did;nt know anyone in Indiana could count- WHY did they NOT SAY just HOW this would be enforced? Because it WON;T! NOW- with that said- BIG BROTHER is ALIVE in this Article-why take any comment if it won't appease YOU PEOPLE- that's NOT American- with EVERYTHING you indicated is NOT said-I can see WHY it say's o Comments- YOU are COMMIES- BIG BROTHER and most likely- voted for Obama!

  3. In Europe there are schools for hairdressing but you don't get a license afterwards but you are required to assist in turkey and Italy its 7 years in japan it's 10 years England 2 so these people who assist know how to do hair their not just anybody and if your an owner and you hire someone with no experience then ur an idiot I've known stylist from different countries with no license but they are professional clean and safe they have no license but they have experience a license doesn't mean anything look at all the bad hairdressers in the world that have fried peoples hair okay but they have a license doesn't make them a professional at their job I think they should get rid of it because stateboard robs stylist and owners and they fine you for the dumbest f***ing things oh ur license isn't displayed 100$ oh ur wearing open toe shoes fine, oh there's ONE HAIR IN UR BRUSH that's a fine it's like really? So I think they need to go or ease up on their regulations because their too strict

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  5. Twenty years ago when we moved to Indy I was a stay at home mom and knew not very many people.WIBC was my family and friends for the most part. It was informative, civil, and humerous with Dave the KING. Terri, Jeff, Stever, Big Joe, Matt, Pat and Crumie. I loved them all, and they seemed to love each other. I didn't mind Greg Garrison, but I was not a Rush fan. NOW I can't stand Chicks and all their giggly opinions. Tony Katz is to abrasive that early in the morning(or really any time). I will tune in on Saturday morning for the usual fun and priceless information from Pat and Crumie, mornings it will be 90.1

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