More chocolate, fewer newsstands

August 18, 2009
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Best Chocolate in TownSweets retailer Best Chocolate in Town has opened a second location in Chase Tower. Owner Elizabeth Garber has developed quite a following for her shop at 880 Massachusetts Ave. and now is offering a full selection of hand-made chocolates on the 2nd floor of Chase Tower with Bistro 111. The shop's hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. (Photo credit:

Elsewhere, downtown's last standalone newsstand has closed. Discount News, which replaced Delaware News earlier this year, has closed its first-floor shop at 130 N. Delaware St., across from City Market. An earlier post is here.
  • Good news! But what is being done to this building Meridian Street nearby the Library. I believe the architect is MSDKT and they have gutted all the windows. Does anybody know? Thank you!
  • Chocolate news is good news! But what is being done to this building Meridian Street nearby the Library. I believe the architect is MSDKT and they have gutted all the windows. Does anybody know? Thank you!
    It's a shame that we don't have a newsstand anymore but that's the state of the industry unfortunately.
  • There's really a market for that? Interesting...I'm sure if I worked downtown, I'd consider going...after work. 11am-2pm? I dunno...
    best of luck with that.
  • We thought that was weird too (I work in the Chase tower) but since it is located in a kiosk type place inside the Bistro, it had to go with the Bistro's lunch hours (the Bistro closes for the day at 2pm I believe). Since the chocolate shop didn't exactly open an independent store, it is probably lower risk. I wonder if they're trying to sell to the corporate crowd? (businesses buying chocolates for clients, meetings etc) as well as the casual luncher...
  • Ha ha your medium is dying.
  • Indy Rock -- I assume you mean the building at Meridian and Sahm. That is being turned into a Key Bank branch.
  • I went to Discount News just before it closed. It seemed too large for what they were selling. I think of newsstands in large cities and they are always really small with papers, magazines, gum, & cigarettes tucked in every nook and cranny. Seems like a small foot print is the way to make it work.
  • Discount News was not the same as Delaware News. They carried less magazines, and even stopped carrying the New York Times. Plus they were rude and grumpy. Not suprised. It all comes back to customer service no matter what business you are in.
  • I think the building on mreidian street you are referring to is going to be a Key Bank branch.
  • The building at 930 N. Meridian by the library is undergoing renovation so Key Bank can occupy the first floor. MSKTD Architects will remain the tenant on the second floor. The building is owned by Buckingham Property Group.
  • Didn't realize MSKTD had an Indy office - thought they were in Ft. Wayne only. Best Chocolate is great. It will be strange to get that in Chase Tower since the people who work at the real one are cool and Chase Tower's shops are pretty dumb - but maybe it will be a good change.

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