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21c seeks $9M loan from city to turn Old City Hall into $55M hotel-museum

The project, which would add a modern 150-room hotel to the historic downtown building, also hinges on approval of an $11.3 million federal loan through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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House passes stadium bill; Senate leaders says it's not a priority

The Indiana House approved a bill Wednesday to help fund an $82 million stadium for the Indy Eleven soccer team, but the leader of the Senate said the legislation will not be a priority for that chamber.
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Museum-hotel chain plans location on old City Hall property

Louisville-based 21c Museum Hotels plans to build a hotel on a surface parking lot north of the old City Hall as part of a larger redevelopment of the property, real estate sources familiar with the deal said.
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Sun King puts proposed $8.8M Fishers brewery on hold

A proposed Sun King Brewing Co. expansion in Fishers has been delayed as the brewer awaits legislation involving barrel limits and sorts through environmental issues at the site.
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RNC, DNC fetes in 2020 alluring for Indy, but bid unlikely

Speculation is already boiling that Indianapolis would be a front-runner to host either the Republican or Democratic national convention. But Visit Indy officials think the city might be too busy to host either event in 2020.
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Free-market policy group to convene in Indy

The conservative-leaning American Legislative Exchange Council, which drafts model legislation for state legislatures, will host its annual meeting in Indianapolis in 2016.
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Indy Brew Bus expands with south-side tour

Indy Brew Bus LLC, which offers beer-tasting tours to craft breweries in Broad Ripple and downtown, is adding a route to Johnson County.
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Visit Indy scoring medical confabs after years of courting sector

Visit Indy in the last six months has signed deals for four sizable medical/pharmaceutical-related conventions—hard-earned wins for a city that for years has aimed to be a biomedical hub that attracts big players for annual gatherings.
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UPDATE: Panel backs inland moves, live dealers for casinos

A legislative committee has endorsed a proposal to allow Indiana's riverboat casinos to move inland. It also would allow live dealers for table games at Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand in Shelbyville.
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Expedia to acquire rival Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace in the fiercely competitive travel-booking industry.
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