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Vacant downtown building called critical to proposed redevelopment

May 8, 2014
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The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission says it does not support Milhaus' plan to demolish an 1890s structure on North College Avenue to build a five-story apartment building with 32 units.
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Roundup: Boutique hotel, Sangrita, Tom+Chee and fast-fire Coalition Pizza

May 7, 2014
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A nine-room hotel along the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple has opened, while another downtown-area stalwart has closed.
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South-side institution closes after 31 years serving meals

May 1, 2014
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Sisters' Place, known for its homestyle cooking, has closed. But another restaurant is slated to take the space just off Madison Avenue south of Interstate 70.
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Deylen finalizes design for Slate in Fletcher Place

April 28, 2014
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The $10 million, 68-unit mixed-use apartment project at 501 Virginia Ave. will include 9,900 square feet of ground-level retail space along the Cultural Trail. Construction is set to start in mid-May.
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Update: Mo's set for downtown return in June

April 24, 2014
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Mo's...A Place for Steaks is taking the space on East Maryland Street vacated by Lorenzo's Ristorante earlier this month. Mo's underwent a name change at its South Pennsylvania Street location last fall, leading to its return.
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Milhaus planning condos in Chatham Arch neighborhood

April 24, 2014
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Milhaus Development, whose downtown apartment projects include Artistry and Circa, plans to build between 60 and 90 condos in a roughly one-block area in the Chatham Arch neighborhood that's now home to a church and warehouse.
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Update: New Buggs Temple tenant opening in May

April 22, 2014
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One of the city's largest caterers, Thomas Caterers of Distinction Inc., on May 2 will unveil Canal 337—a name taken from the temple's address at 337 W. 11th St., along the Central Canal.
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New downtown restaurant lands Bluebeard culinary whiz

April 17, 2014
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The owners of Westfield's popular Local Eatery and Pub are opening a new restaurant in the Ambassador building. Its kitchen will be captained by the former co-executive chef of Fletcher Place hotspot Bluebeard.
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Roundup: Another fast-fire pizza entry; Big Red taking Kahn's space

April 16, 2014
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Project Pie plans to construct a stand-alone building near Meijer on the northeast side. Meanwhile, Big Red Liquors enters the downtown market by purchasing the Kahn's store on North Pennsylvania Street.
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Roundup: Scotty's Brewhouse openings, Mo's returning and more

April 10, 2014
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The locally based chain is opening restaurants to the west and north of Indianapolis, within a week's time, while Mo's is returning downtown in a restaurant rebranding.
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Micro-distillery opening in Fletcher Place neighborhood

April 8, 2014
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Led by former U.S. Marine Travis Barnes, Hotel Tango Whiskey at 702 Virginia Ave. will be unusual for a couple of reasons, including its deal for state economic development incentives.
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Irvington redevelopment to include more than brewery

April 7, 2014
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The Irvington Development Organization has received a $500,000 grant from the city to purchase a property south of Washington Street that it's targeting for an "eclectic mix" of retail.
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Broad Ripple building along Monon expanding

April 3, 2014
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Area residents are probably familiar with the building that houses Howald Heating Air Conditioning and Plumbing. But they may not know the CrossFit business in the rear will be expanding, with potential for restaurant space.
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Roundup: New crepe place, bakery and brew pub

April 1, 2014
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A French couple has purchased space on Mass Ave and plans to open their eatery within the next three months. Plus, more new places downtown.
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Architect submits sleeker design for downtown fire station

March 28, 2014
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The original rendering didn't sit well with neighbors of the near-north site.
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$3.6M apartment project proposed for near-north side

March 27, 2014
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Axia Urban and Near North Development Corp. are co-developing the project on North Meridian Street, which will feature a mix of affordable and market-rate units.
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City puts land north of downtown back up for bid

March 25, 2014
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The Department of Metropolitan Development issues a request for proposals due by April 16 to develop a parcel near 16th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. streets. An attempt last year by Opus Development Corp. to build a project there anchored by a Meijer store failed.
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Team vying to redevelop GM plant site releases its plans

March 20, 2014
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Now that Mayor Greg Ballard is lobbying to build a criminal justice complex on part of the property—a use not included in any of five initial proposals—one hopeful development team believes it's time for the public to see what it envisions for the site.
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Roundup: La Mulita, Artisano's, Tinker Street

March 18, 2014
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La Mulita, a cantina-style restaurant, is moving into the SoBro building that houses Delicia, Artisano's is taking the last available space at Nora Shops West, and Tinker Street is expected to open this summer on East 16th Street.
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Cinnabon, Orange Leaf target of local lawsuits

March 14, 2014
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Franchisees of the national chains are accused of breaking lease terms. Cinnabon allegedly owes thousands of dollars in back rent and Orange Leaf never occupied the downtown space it said it would.
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Downtown senior housing project awarded tax credits

March 13, 2014
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In the latest round of awards, TWG Development LLC received $836,756 in federal credits to help finance a $9.6 million senior-housing project at 1352 N. Illinois St.
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Consulting firm reheats Z's Oyster Bar building

March 6, 2014
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Moser Consulting Inc. has purchased the building that formerly housed the high-end restaurant and plans to invest about $1.4 million in a transformation.
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Craft brewery on tap for Speedway's Main Street

March 3, 2014
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Daredevil Brewing Co. in Shelbyville plans to construct a 10,000-square-foot production facility and tap room on a lot that it purchased on Main Street in Speedway.
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Mayor: IndyGo hub can be a 'signature structure'

February 28, 2014
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City officials hope the transit hub will serve as a signature structure that could trigger further development in the area. Work is expected to begin in the fall; completion is expected by the end of 2015.
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$80M Keystone Crossing project gets first city look

February 27, 2014
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PK Partners LLC's plans call for a mix of office space, apartments and a 125-room hotel on two parcels bounding River Crossing Boulevard. It's also developing a restaurant to the south for the Piada Italian Street Food chain.
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