True Religion, which sells a line of designer U.S.-made jeans, plans to open a shop at The Fashion Mall at Keystone. The 1,575-square-foot shop will be the first location in Indiana for the California-based chain, which has about 900 locations in 50 countries.
Shoppers World plans to add a third Indianapolis-area store. A 27,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in April at Esquire Plaza, along Pendleton Pike east of Franklin Road. The previous occupant of the Sandor-owned space was Unclaimed Discount Furniture. The New York-based discounter operates stores at Lafayette Square Mall and at Felbram Plaza North on the south side.
Bakersfield, a new Mexican restaurant and bar coming to Mass Ave, plans to open March 11. An earlier post is here.
Little Caesars is taking the space next to Subway at the southeast corner of Meridian and 22nd streets. The space has been vacant since the building's construction in 2009.
Noble Roman's plans to open one of its standalone take-and-bake stores at the northwest corner of South East Street and East Thompson Road. The 1,200-square-foot shop joins a similar outlet at 96th Street and Michigan Road.
TaTa Cuban Cafe along Market Street just east of the Indiana Statehouse has closed. A notice posted on the door by the landlord says the tenant defaulted.
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.