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Micro-distillery opening in Fletcher Place neighborhood

April 8, 2014
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.

Irvington redevelopment to include more than brewery

April 7, 2014
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.

Broad Ripple building along Monon expanding

April 3, 2014
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.

Roundup: New crepe place, bakery and brew pub

April 1, 2014
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.

Architect submits sleeker design for downtown fire station

March 28, 2014
The original rendering didn't sit well with neighbors of the near-north site.

$3.6M apartment project proposed for near-north side

March 27, 2014
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.

City puts land north of downtown back up for bid

March 25, 2014
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.

Team vying to redevelop GM plant site releases its plans

March 20, 2014
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.

Roundup: La Mulita, Artisano's, Tinker Street

March 18, 2014
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.

Cinnabon, Orange Leaf target of local lawsuits

March 14, 2014
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.

Downtown senior housing project awarded tax credits

March 13, 2014
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.

Consulting firm reheats Z's Oyster Bar building

March 6, 2014
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.

Craft brewery on tap for Speedway's Main Street

March 3, 2014
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.

Mayor: IndyGo hub can be a 'signature structure'

February 28, 2014
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.

$80M Keystone Crossing project gets first city look

February 27, 2014
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.

Controversial Broad Ripple office project not dead yet

February 25, 2014
In a strange twist, the Department of Metropolitan Development says another vote on the project will be taken March 5.

Commission shoots down Broad Ripple office project

February 20, 2014
A pair of commercial real estate brokers had planned to invest $1.5 million in the 5,700-square-foot project, but the proposal received a chilly reception from the city's Metropolitan Development Commission.

Milhaus eyeing August for opening of Circa apartments

February 18, 2014
The five-building, $26 million apartment project in downtown's Chatham Arch area just south of Massachusetts Avenue will include 265 units, with pre-leasing to begin May 1.

Butler embarking on $3M, year-long streetscape project

February 13, 2014
The project calls for the installation of a boulevard on Sunset Avenue lined with trees, in addition to sidewalks and bike lanes, in hopes of distinguishing the college from the surrounding neighborhood.

Update: Black Acre wins approval to expand brewing

February 11, 2014
The Irvington brewpub has received a zoning variance that allows the business to increase brewing capacity. Black Acre's beer soon could become available in other bars and restaurants.

City looks to develop small parcel near former MSA site

February 6, 2014
Officials received just one response: a proposal to build 35 to 40 apartment units on the thin tract fronting a parking garage.

Roundup: Union Jack's new owners, Chicago-style pizza in Fishers

February 4, 2014
There's a changing of the guard at venerable Union Jack Pub in Broad Ripple. Plus, a new Irish pub in Carmel and an update on Graeter's at 56th and Illinois streets.

New Canterbury owner begins renovating upscale hotel

January 31, 2014
Once the work is finished in about nine months, the Canterbury, which will be rebranded as a Le Meridien, should be able to better compete with other upscale downtown hotels, a consultant said.

Murphy's Steakhouse moving, merging with Pat Flynn's

January 30, 2014
A year-long Keystone Avenue bridge project slated to start next month has prompted the owner of the venerable north-side steakhouse to relocate about a mile north and take over another restaurant space.

Developer ready to start northeast-side grocery project

January 27, 2014
The redevelopment of a nearly vacant shopping center at 56th Street and Emerson Avenue will include a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market and 15,000 square feet of small-shop retail space.

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