Around town real estate roundup

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  • New headquarters and museum planned: Workers are renovating space in Claypool Court for a new Drum Corps International headquarters and a museum for the Percussive Arts Society. The not-for-profit DCI plans to take about 5,000 square feet, while the museum will take 16,000 square feet. The basement space, below the Weber Grill Restaurant, recently hosted “Bodies: The Exhibition”. The new facility is slated to open in the fall.
  • Here comes the brew: A local beer enthusiast is renovating 7,000 square feet at 135 N. College Ave. for a microbrewery called Sun King Brewing Co. Former Ram brewer Omar Robinson plans to open the brewery between Market and Ohio streets sometime this summer.’s Neal Taflinger has more here.
  • Binford rebirth continues: A new restaurant called Binney’s on the Boulevard plans to take about 3,000 square feet in renovated retail strip anchored by a new Kroger store at the northwest corner of 71st Street and Binford Boulevard.
  • Reusing an old Kmart: A Chicago developer plans to turn a vacant former Kmart store along Lafayette Road south of 38th Street into a discount mall. The 70,000-square-foot project, dubbed Indiana Discount Mall, will feature multiple vendors and will be open weekends starting in April.
  • More room to give: A plasma donation center at 502 N. Capitol Ave. downtown is doubling in size to more than 15,000 square feet. The facility is operated by Ohio-based Plasma Care Inc.
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