An extended retail roundup

May 24, 2010
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  • Compass roseMonon Coffee, the popular Broad Ripple hangout, is opening a second shop downtown along Central Avenue just south of 25th Street. The shop will be part of Indy's Kitchen, a new concept featuring two full commercial kitchens available for rent, said owner William Powell. It is slated to open July 1. The 2,600-square-foot facility will share a building with City Yoga.
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries is planning a new restaurant in Carmel. The 3,000-square-foot location is planned for along Greyhound Pass east of North Meridian Street. The Virginia-based chain already has six area locations in Indianapolis, Fishers and Noblesville.
  • K&G Fashion Superstore is taking over the former Circuit City store in Castleton. The 39,000-square-foot store at 5410 E. 82nd St. replaces a store adjacent to Target. K&G also has a store on East Washington Street.
  • Dunkin Donuts plans to open its first location in Shelbyville. The shop will be attached to a Marathon station in front of the Walmart at Interstate 74 and SR 44.
  • Heroes Pizza plans to open a 2,350-square-foot shop at 9655 U.S. Highway 36 in Avon.
  • Kings Beauty at 38th Street and Post Road is moving from a 9,800-square-foot space to the 21,500-square-foot former home of Office Depot. It will be the city's largest beauty supply store, says center owner Nassimi Realty.
  • Indy Cycle and Ski plans to open in a former furniture store on 87th Street near Interstate 69. The motorcycle and jetski showroom is taking 13,000 square feet.
  • Best Buy Mobile has replaced Lids Kids at Castleton Square Mall. The cell phone retailer is next door to Macy's.
  • Subway has opened in the food court of The Fashion Mall at Keystone. Two food-court vacancies remain.
  • Blinkley's at Geist
    I hear Blinkleys is opening a second resturant, called Blinkleys at Geist. It is taking over where the The Fox / Fireside grill had been/ Fox Rd and Oaklandon. Any confirmation?
  • Broad Ripple Wedding Photographer
    Megelaine Images, a boutique wedding photographer, recently moved into a portion of 6507 Ferguson St. in Broad Ripple, located just behind the Brewpub. The space is part Wedding Photojournalism Gallery and part viewing area for clients to see their pictures for the first time with family and friends.
  • Steakhouse
    Anyone know what's happening with BR Steakhouse? It has boarded up the front door, and caution tape on the rear patio entrance.
    • Old Grindstone Charleys location
      Indysouth...I think they are building a new barbeque place at the old Grindstone Charleys location. I just can't remember the name of the new place. Can you imagine another barbeque place down here.
        Not Another barbeque place we do not need any more. Thanks
          Wish they would put a red robin down here.
          • BR Steak
            Heard that owner owes taxes, etc. He's in trouble and gone, but I also heard that there's already a new tenant lined up and will be opening soon. Sorry, can't recall the details...
          • Broad Ripple Steakhouse?
            Dist, really? That's funny because I have an out of state client (ex-Hoosier) coming into town TOMORROW who is demanding we have dinner there. Boy, this doesn't bode well...
          • Five Guys
            Sure wish Five Guys would open downtown, on Mass Ave? There's no good burger place downtown, except for McD's but I said "good."
          • Five Guys
            That new store you referenced is in Westfield, not Carmel.
          • whats coming on 31 south
            It is a City Barbeque
          • Circle City Pizza
            It looks like the Circle City Pizza location on college ave is closed.
          • Glendale Town Center
            Looks like Pei Wei Asian Diner is coming to Indy an offshoot of PF Chang's.
            Cookie Cutter, a children's hair salon is also coming aboard.
          • The Avenue
            The Avenue a plus size woman store has reopened at 146th Keystone and Greyhound Pass in the Kohls shopping center. This store was formerly located at 116th Keystone in Merchants Square until it closed about 3 years ago.

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          1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

          2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

          3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

          4. Send them back NOW.

          5. deport now