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Roundup: People bakery replaces former dog bakery

February 8, 2010
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Check out a roundup of restaurant and retail news, including a new bakery in Irvington, a replacement for a Starbucks in Indianapolis and a new pizza joint in Franklin.
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Board votes to protect historic German church

February 3, 2010
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The Metropolitan Development Commission has approved an emergency motion to protect a 1914 church at the northeast corner of Washington Street and German Church Road.
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Emerson Heights wins historic designation

February 2, 2010
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Emerson Heights, a streetcar suburb just west of Irvington, has been added to the State Historic Register and will be considered for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Investor buys vacant Castleton-area hotel

January 28, 2010
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A vacant former Country Inn & Suites along Interstate 69 just north of I-465 is getting a new owner with plans to reopen the 85-room property in the Spring.
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Independent Carmel bookstore closing

January 26, 2010
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An independent book shop specializing in mystery and suspense novels is closing after a seven-year run in Carmel.
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City Market proposals: Microbrewery, bicycle hub, agriculture showcase

January 18, 2010
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Six groups are vying to lead a redevelopment effort for the struggling Indianapolis City Market. Check out summaries of each of the proposals.
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Around town roundup: Red Lion, Pat-A-Cakes, Firehouse

January 15, 2010
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A new English-style pub and restaurant is planned for Fountain Square, a new bakery is coming to Fishers and Firehouse Subs plans to open its second Indianapolis-area location near 86th Street and Michigan Road.
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Developer plans expansion of Riley Towers apartments

January 12, 2010
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The owner of downtown's Riley Towers apartments is working on plans for a 5-story expansion at 225 E. North St. that would add 54 apartment units and more than 4,000 square feet of retail space.
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Shoppers World taking former Target space

January 6, 2010
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Discount department-store chain Shoppers World has signed a deal to take over a shuttered Target store on the south side.
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Ashley Furniture HomeStore closing Carmel outpost

January 5, 2010
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The Ashley Furniture store in Carmel will close later this month after the owner and landlord failed to come to terms on a lease renewal.
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Flying Cupcake expands, Bobby Joe's shuts down

January 4, 2010
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The Flying Cupcake Bakery is opening a new location along Mass Ave next door to Scholar's Inn downtown. Plus, more restaurant news!
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Kidding aside: Morty's Comedy Joint closing

December 29, 2009
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Morty's Comedy Joint is slated to close for good on Jan. 4 after a four-year run at 3625 E. 96th St.
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Trustee picks Buckingham to redevelop former YMCA site

December 23, 2009
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Locally based Buckingham Cos. has won the right to redevelop a 2-acre property at 860 W. 10th St. near the IUPUI campus.
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Scotty's is growing again, this time on Geist Reservoir

December 22, 2009
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The popular local chain Scotty's Brewhouse is planning a new outpost on Geist Reservoir.
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Irish pub Fionn MacCool's shuts down in Fishers

December 17, 2009
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The Irish pub and restaurant Fionn MacCool's has closed after a four-year run.
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Bella Vita taking over for Bertolini's in Circle Centre

December 8, 2009
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The Italian restaurant Bella Vita is poised to take the first-floor space in Circle Centre mall formerly occupied by Bertolini's.
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Bids pitch apartments, retail for former Fall Creek YMCA

December 7, 2009
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Two bidders have submitted plans to redevelop the vacant former Fall Creek YMCA along West 10th Street with apartments and retail space.
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Mental health association buys Yellow Rose Inn

December 4, 2009
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An elegant Old Northside mansion known as the Yellow Rose Inn has a new owner with plans to discontinue a bed-and-breakfast operation.
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Planners recommend denial of IBJ variable-message sign

November 30, 2009
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The city's planning staff is recommending denial of an electronic message screen proposed as part of a new sign for IBJ Media Corp., the parent company of Indianapolis Business Journal.
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Developer eyes Penn Centre as it wraps up Allen Plaza

November 19, 2009
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Allen Commercial Group is offering for sale the first of 30 condos in its flagship nine-story Allen Plaza building along Pennsylvania Street downtown. And the firm is working on a phasing plan for its much-larger Penn Centre proposal.
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Around town retail roundup

November 17, 2009
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Check out some of the latest comings and goings among Indianapolis restaurants and retail shops, including a new bar in downtown's 3Mass, Hot Box planning a new location and a wine shop headed to Fishers.
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Construction begins on downtown condo project

November 11, 2009
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Construction has finally begun on a condo conversion of an historic 5-story building known as The Shelton.
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Bush Stadium is now a dumping ground for clunkers

November 10, 2009
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An auto salvage company is paying the city $2,000 per month to use the outfield of Bush Stadium to store vehicles collected under the Cash for Clunkers program.
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The Nature Conservancy sets green example with new HQ

November 6, 2009
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The Nature Conservancy's new $10-million headquarters has enough environmentally friendly features to qualify for the highest level of LEED certification.
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Group plans to auction relics of downtown architecture

November 4, 2009
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The city has agreed to hand over architectural artifacts from a landmark downtown building to a historic preservation group.

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