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Star’s search for space includes a few new entries

July 10, 2013
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The CSX Building at the southwest corner of Pennsylvania and Georgia streets and space formerly occupied by Nordstrom within Circle Centre mall have emerged as potential locations for the newspaper's new headquarters.
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Brewery planned for former downtown winery building

July 3, 2013
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A local restaurateur is renovating 7,300 square feet of space in the former Chateau Thomas Winery building at the south end of downtown and plans to open Tow Yard Brewing by late summer.
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Roundup: Ambrosia, Jockamo, Square Donuts

June 27, 2013
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Moves by a trio of local restaurants and replacements for two vacated downtown eateries lead off the latest retail roundup.
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Neal Brown out, Late Harvest chef in at Nora development

June 20, 2013
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Ryan Nelson, chef/owner of Late Harvest Kitchen, plans to open a barbecue restaurant at PK Partners' Nora Shops West project after Neal Brown of Pizzology backed out of his deal.
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Law firm taking former Borders coffee shop space

June 19, 2013
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP, which owns the building at the high-profile corner of Washington and Meridian streets, plans to convert the vacant space to a reception area.
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16 Park set to officially open following last year’s fire

June 18, 2013
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Insight Development Corp., the development arm of the Indianapolis Housing Agency, on Wednesday will officially open the $34 million apartment project about a year after fire destroyed one of the buildings.
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Developer intends to bring hint of 'Wrigleyville' to Chatham Arch neighborhood

June 13, 2013
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Dan Jacobs has purchased a surface lot at the northeast corner of East North Street and North Park Avenue and plans to build three homes there that will range in height from three to four stories.
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Browning hopes changes will help Broad Ripple project

June 11, 2013
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The developer of the proposed $18 million project will not present its plans to the city until July to give it more time to make changes to the design in hopes of gaining more support for the controversial development.
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For sale: 'Finest piece of downtown real estate'

June 6, 2013
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A trio of downtown buildings listed for $4.9 million includes the historically lavish residence at 121 E. Ohio St. Described in marketing materials as the finest piece of downtown real estate, the residence has attracted interest from as far as the United Kingdom.
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Roundup: Bagger Dave's expanding area presence

June 4, 2013
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Bagger Dave's leads the Retail Roundup, with plans to open a restaurant in Avon next month and another in Greenwood in October. The Michigan-based chain's lone location is on Indianapolis' northwest side.
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Cinema grill plans $4.6M renovation of local theater

May 31, 2013
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Dallas-based Studio Movie Grill says it will invest $4.6 million in a theater building near 86th Street and Michigan Road and should be operating by September. When finished, the facility will sport 13 screens and 1,800 seats.
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New Dunkin building design reveals second level

May 30, 2013
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Under Keystone Group's tentative plans, the developer would add a second story to the building at the high-profile corner of Washington and Pennsylvania streets in hopes of luring a national restaurant.
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Hardware store owner drops unusual helipad request

May 29, 2013
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Keith Payne, owner of North Meridian Hardware, had hoped to receive city approval to add a helipad to his store's roof before neighborhood concerns caused him to shelve the unusual request.
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Former Dunkin building targeted for major renovation

May 22, 2013
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Several local real estate sources say Keystone Group CEO Ersal Ozdemir is close to purchasing the former home of Dunkin Donuts. His plans for the building at the high-profile corner of Washington and Pennsylvania streets include adding a second story.
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New type of cinema grill eyeing Indianapolis

May 22, 2013
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Flix Brewhouse in Texas is looking to expand, real estate sources say, and Indianapolis is on the list of cities it's eyeing. Flix shows first-run movies while serving its own beers.
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New Steak n Shake signage includes name of parent

May 21, 2013
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Sardar Biglari, who operates San Antonio-based Biglari Holdings Inc., parent of the iconic Steak n Shake chain, wants the public to know who owns Steak n Shake, judging from new signage unveiled in Las Vegas.
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Wheels in motion to select developer of MSA site

May 16, 2013
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City officials began interviewing candidates this week to redevelop a downtown parking lot where Market Square Arena once stood. The city last month received bids from six teams, the names of which have been provided by officials.
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Developer of Star building dubs project Pulliam Square

May 15, 2013
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The buyer of the Indianapolis Star building has tapped into the newspaper's rich history by naming a mixed-use development to be built on the property Pulliam Square. Eugene C. Pulliam bought the newspaper in 1944 and his family led it for more than 50 years.

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King David selling beer; South of Chicago expanding

May 13, 2013
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The downtown hot dog joint has begun offering Sun King brews and has expanded its hours, while South of Chicago on Virginia Avenue is looking to take its deep dish pizza to Hamilton County.
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Local soul food favorite hopes to build new restaurant

May 9, 2013
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Kountry Kitchen Soul Food Place is seeking to build a new restaurant just south of its current location. Plans call for a two-story structure, large enough to hold banquets, to be constructed on a vacant lot near College Avenue and 19th Street.
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Roundup: Graeter's coming; Currito closes mall location

May 6, 2013
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A couple of out-of-state ice cream franchises, including the Cincinnati stalwart Graeter's, are set to open their first Indianapolis locations. A Graeter's franchisee says he's close to signing a lease and should announce the location soon.
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Milhaus set to launch $26M downtown apartment project

May 2, 2013
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Milhaus Development is set to begin construction this summer on a $26 million apartment project on College Avenue that will include 236 units. The first ones should be available next spring.
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Long-awaited Meijer store finally may get built

May 1, 2013
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A state filing shows Meijer may be ready to begin constructing a store within Duke Realty Corp.'s Anson development near Whitestown.
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Another breakfast concept coming to Indianapolis area

April 29, 2013
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The Egg & I joins national chains such as Another Broken Egg and First Watch that have found the Indianapolis area to be an attractive breakfast market.
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2 local sites make annual 'Most Endangered' list

April 25, 2013
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New to this year's lineup, announced Thursday morning by Indiana Landmarks, are the Flanner House Homes Historic District and Phillips Temple. Several homes in the district, in addition to the temple, are in danger of being demolished.
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