North of 96th: a new destination for news

April 2, 2013
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Welcome to North of 96th, your source of buzz-worthy business news from Indianapolis’ northern suburbs of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville.

I’m at the wheel of IBJ’s new mobile bureau, and I’m eager to share my discoveries. Feel free to point me in the right direction.

This blog is a work in progress, but I hope to make it worthy of your time and attention.

You can learn more about me and find my recent stories here. Although I’m spending most of my time North of 96th, I also cover central Indiana’s not-for-profits and write restaurant reviews for IBJ’s A&E section.

If you see me around, please say hi. Until then, keep reading the blog, follow me on Twitter and see what I come up with for print. It's going to be a fun ride.

  • Finally
    As a southsider I'm glad at least one member of the Indianapolis media has owned up to his northside bias.
    • *typo
      "its" not "his"
    • Very Nice Work
      There is a lot happening on the north side, both from a development and economical standpoint and feel that it definitely deserves attention. I myself have a couple businesses, one located in Fishers, and one in Noblesville. Way to go IBJ.
    • all sides of town
      I too welcome this new blog because I live in Nora but am frequently in the north 'burbs. I have only lived in Indy for about 2 years but I believe that it would not be a stretch to have a similar blog for the southside/south suburbs and the western suburbs. This vicinity is big and busy enough to support multiple locale blogs. Best of luck Andrea!

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    1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

    2. has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

    3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

    4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

    5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.