The annual report of the city’s Capital Improvement Board shows the number of events at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium—and the total attendance for those events—fell sharply from 2014 to 2015.
The company recently chosen by the city of Westfield to run concession stands at Grand Park has racked up more than 30 food-inspection violations—including multiple infractions for mouse droppings—during its short tenure operating the restaurants in the Grand Park Events Center.
In September, the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals denied a variance request from Forrest and Charlotte Lucas to allow for large gatherings on their massive West 116th Street estate. That decision hasn't stopped the parties.
At a time when revenue from its work horse—a casino that opened in late 2006—remains unpredictable, French Lick Resort is rolling the dice on a new strategy: one built on pursuing group sales to increase bookings at the resort and build exposure that will bring guests back for leisure visits. It’s already paying dividends.
Operators are pouring hundreds—in some cases millions—of dollars into renovations of existing barns or built-from-scratch centers that combine the rustic with the elegant, all to feed the still-growing trend of barns as places for weddings and other events.