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'Expand the smorgasbord' at former GM siteRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
Gordon Hendry / Special to IBJ
Indianapolis has a rich history of turning challenging redevelopment projects into local success stories, and I have no doubt the GM Stamping Plant will become part of that history as officials determine the best uses for the expansive site near downtown.
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City expects weather to boost MotoGP's economic impact

August 26, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Sunny, mild weather could provide a 15-percent increase to the economic impact of this weekend's MotoGP events. Motorsports business experts said the city could see a $30 million impact.
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Class-action lawsuit filed over State Fair tragedy

August 23, 2011
Scott Olson
The lawsuit brought by the Indianapolis law firm of Cohen & Malad hopes to include anyone who suffered injuries from a falling stage at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 13.
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Ohio cheerleading coach 7th Indiana State Fair death

August 23, 2011
Associated Press
Meagan Toothman, 24, was confirmed as the seventh person to die from the Aug. 13 stage collapse, according to a statement from the Marion County coroner's office released Monday night by the Indiana State Police.
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Wife of man killed in fair tragedy suing Indiana

August 22, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, who is representing the family of Glenn Goodrich, said the family has filed a tort claim notice against the state regarding intent to file a lawsuit.
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Indiana State Fair attendance slips 8 percent

August 22, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The 2011 Indiana State Fair drew 872,312 visitors, down 8 percent from the 952,020 that attended in 2010, the fair announced Monday, citing preliminary figures.
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Lawsuits filed for Indiana stage collapse victims

August 19, 2011
Associated Press
Two of what are expected to be many lawsuits were filed Friday on behalf of people injured when wind toppled a stage at the Indiana State Fair.
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State fair attendance, revenue expected to decline

August 17, 2011
Scott Olson
Attendance through Tuesday was down 7 percent compared to the same time last year following the collapse of a concert stage on Saturday that killed five people. The loss of four shows will be a blow to revenue projections.
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Buyer lined up for Caribbean Cove hotel, water park

August 11, 2011
Scott Olson
The owner of the hotel and water park said a sale should be complete on Sept. 12. If the acquisition falls through, however, it will close the property on Oct. 9, putting 206 employees out of work.
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Hoosier firms integral part of State Fair midway

August 5, 2011
Scott Olson
Danny Huston, a native Hoosier, bought rides provider North American Midway Entertainment and moved it from Mississippi to Indiana. And in a bid to help increase ticket sales, he's introducing automated machines built by Standard Change-Makers in Indianapolis.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Zoo's top dog aims to inspire

August 3, 2011
Mason King
LQ_Crowther_WatchVideoHow does the Indianapolis Zoo aspire to save the world? What has its CEO learned from past mistakes? Michael Crowther has answers.
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Indiana tourism effort honors famed course designer Dye

July 28, 2011
Scott Olson
The Pete Dye Golf Trail includes seven public courses chosen by Dye: Brickyard Crossing, The Fort Golf Resort, Maple Creek Golf & Country Club, Plum Creek Golf Club, Mystic Hills Golf Club, Kampen Course and the Pete Dye Course at French Lick.
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Plans progress for once-doomed City Market west wing

July 22, 2011
Scott Olson
Directors of the historic building on Thursday approved a proposal to use the west wing for office space, and as the home of the Indy Winter Farmers Market.
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YMCA, bike hub on track for City Market

July 18, 2011
Scott Olson
The bike hub is slated to open sometime next month, while a date of Sept. 7 has been set for the unveiling of the new YMCA. The facilities are part of an overall $3.5 million renovation to City Market.
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Matriarch's work ethic inspires Holiday World staffRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Ann Finch
Pat Koch, whose official title at her family-owned Holiday World theme park is director of values, sets a high bar for hard work and dedication.
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City’s only hotel water park dropping Holiday Inn brand

June 7, 2011
The hotel on the northwest side of Indianapolis will become the Caribbean Cove Hotel & Water Park on June 13 after more than 30 years as a Holiday Inn.
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Groups eye once-doomed City Market west wing

June 2, 2011
Scott Olson
Although slated for demolition, the City Market's west wing is now generating interest from the Local Initiatives Support Corp. and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects, who want to move there as part of an effort to support neighborhood development.
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City Market set to oust 19-year tenant Enzo Pizza

May 25, 2011
Scott Olson
Directors of the historic building have notified the pizza restaurant that it needs to have its equipment removed by the end of the day on Friday after the two sides could not agree on a new lease.
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Ratio finishing City Market design work

May 17, 2011
Scott Olson
The architectural firm is set to be awarded a $120,000 contract to complete the work after the original designer of the renovations, Woollen Molzen and Partners Inc., disbanded last month.
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Twin Cities tourism outpaces IndianapolisRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Minneapolis and St. Paul together offer a larger convention market than Indianapolis.
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Bronze sculpture atop monument to be fixed

April 21, 2011
Associated Press
State officials say a bronze sculpture atop the Indianapolis Soldiers and Sailors Monument will be removed for repairs on Saturday.
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Longtime City Market tenant fighting move

April 18, 2011
Scott Olson
Enzo Pizza is refusing to vacate its space in the historic structure and is suing to stop construction to convert the east wing, where it's located, into a bicycle hub.
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City Market upgrades on track for June completion

April 16, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The main hall is being improved as the east wing is converted to a hub for bicyclists.
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Hey Indiana, what's new?Restricted Content

March 12, 2011
Lou Harry
Travelers will see changes at statewide attractions.
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Indiana closes monument for repairs

March 10, 2011
Associated Press
Indiana says it's closing the Soldiers' and Sailors monument in downtown Indianapolis until November for repairs.
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