Monon Coffee, the popular Broad Ripple hangout, is opening a second shop downtown along Central Avenue just south of 25th Street. The shop will be part of Indy's Kitchen, a new concept featuring two full commercial kitchens available for rent, said owner William Powell. It is slated to open July 1. The 2,600-square-foot facility will share a building with City Yoga.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries is planning a new restaurant in Carmel. The 3,000-square-foot location is planned for along Greyhound Pass east of North Meridian Street. The Virginia-based chain already has six area locations in Indianapolis, Fishers and Noblesville.
K&G Fashion Superstore is taking over the former Circuit City store in Castleton. The 39,000-square-foot store at 5410 E. 82nd St. replaces a store adjacent to Target. K&G also has a store on East Washington Street.
Dunkin Donuts plans to open its first location in Shelbyville. The shop will be attached to a Marathon station in front of the Walmart at Interstate 74 and SR 44.
Heroes Pizza plans to open a 2,350-square-foot shop at 9655 U.S. Highway 36 in Avon.
Kings Beauty at 38th Street and Post Road is moving from a 9,800-square-foot space to the 21,500-square-foot former home of Office Depot. It will be the city's largest beauty supply store, says center owner Nassimi Realty.
Indy Cycle and Ski plans to open in a former furniture store on 87th Street near Interstate 69. The motorcycle and jetski showroom is taking 13,000 square feet.
Best Buy Mobile has replaced Lids Kids at Castleton Square Mall. The cell phone retailer is next door to Macy's.
Subway has opened in the food court of The Fashion Mall at Keystone. Two food-court vacancies remain.
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.