Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station, or BRICS, is scheduled to open this spring in the
former Whistle Stop Deli location on the Monon Trail, at 901 E. 64th St. The locally owned ice cream shop will feature 40
hand-dipped flavors, homemade waffle cones, malts, shakes and a selection of soups and sandwiches. The owners, Nonie
and David Vonnegut-Gabovitch and Jennifer and David DuBow, plan to add Wi-Fi, an indoor fireplace and a station for Monon
Trail users to fill water bottles.
Flatwater Restaurant on the Canal has opened in the former Canal Point Grill space at 832 Westfield Boulevard.
The menu features several fish options, small plates like tacos and sliders and appetizers ranging from a Sweet and Spicy
Asian Shrimp Saute to Best of the Wurst, an assortment of local meats.The owner is Michael Yount.
Scotty’s Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company, a microbrewery and tasting room, is planned for the former
Sunflower Market space at 1021 Broad Ripple Ave. Owner Scott Wise also expects the building to centralize corporate operations
for Scotty's Brewhouse, including a commissary kitchen and business operations. IBJ first reported on the plans in February.
Monon Food Co., a homegrown fast-casual restaurant, is slated to open next to Plump's Last Shot in
Broad Ripple, as we first reported in February. The restaurant will take the former home of Hoghead's BBQ
at 6420 Cornell Ave. Owner Tim Williams said the restaurant will serve "healthy comfort food" sourced locally whenever
Schouten is an Indianapolis native and Indiana University graduate who joined IBJ in 2006 after stints at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Arizona Republic. He covered the real estate beat for most of those years, and launched the Property Lines blog, before taking over as managing editor in March 2013.
Schouten has been honored for investigative and enterprise reporting by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Alliance of Area Business Publications and the Society of Professional Journalists in Indianapolis. During his tenure as moderator of Property Lines, the blog was recognized twice as the best among business journals by the AAPB.
Schouten serves as secretary of the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and is set to serve as the organization's president in 2016. He is treasurer of the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation, and a board member of the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation.
He lives in Butler Tarkington with his wife and two rescue dogs.