White County officials recently agreed to offer $3 million in incentives to lure potential buyers for the 94-year-old resort.
Downtown Indy launches new Circle light show to express hope during pandemic
Two Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians were enlisted to help produce a light and music show on Monument Circle to offer hope to the local community and countries around the world. The show airs multiple times every night from 9 p.m. until midnight, but officials are encouraging people to watch it online.Read More
City’s biggest hotels consider closures as industry lobbies for tax relief to ease outbreak impact
The owners of the city’s two largest hotels are considering closing them amid drastic decreases in business caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.Read More
In ‘devastating’ decision, IRT cancels final three productions of season
The decision follows new guidance for public gatherings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that on Monday was adopted by both the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.Read More
Capital Improvement Board braces for big losses from COVID-19 outbreak
The head of the Capital Improvement Board of Marion County, which owns and manages the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, on Friday acknowledged there will be an “obvious impact” from the virus.Read More
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis are joining hundreds of other orchestras, performing arts groups and cultural institutions across the country by suspending operations temporarily during the coronavirus outbreak. However, some local cultural institutions remain open.
The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, canceling upcoming concerts, movies, suspending all Broadway performances and eliminating live audiences from television shows until it’s safe to welcome crowds back.
More than 35,000 students from 300 schools were set to perform through April 11.
A conference and trade show that was expected to draw nearly 10,000 people to Indianapolis is the first local convention to be postponed or called off due to the virus.
The trade-only event scheduled for March 14-17 had been expected to draw 60,000 visitors and 2,200 exhibitors from 45 countries.
The Carmel City Council on Monday voted to have its four-person finance committee look into what led to $18.5 million in cost overruns on the Hotel Carmichael project. It rejected a proposal have the entire council involved in the review.
The cost of the 122-room, city-backed hotel has swelled to $58.5 million, up from $40 million when the Carmel City Council green-lighted it two years ago. Some councilors have called for an audit to dig into the details.
Atlanta-based Peachtree Hotel Group bought the Hampton Inn by Hilton at 105 S. Meridian St. and a 50-car parking lot at 102 S. Pennsylvania St.
The $1 million initiative was announced in October as a legacy project tied to next year’s All-Star festivities, with each group receiving up to $50,000 in funding for youth-serving projects.
Players union representatives and members of the NFL’s negotiating committee got together Tuesday in Indianapolis to hash out their differences in a new labor agreement the owners approved last week.
Fewer assistant coaches will watch those prospects run through drills in person this year, and downtown Indianapolis bars and restaurants should be quieter as many of the on-field drills move from morning and afternoon into prime time.
The project will bring Hollywood pedigree—in the form of former “Andy Griffith” stars and their children—to central Indiana.
Fresh off a trip to Chicago for this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend, city officials are contemplating how best to celebrate the sport when the city hosts the event next year.
The casinos’ futures remain up in the air as the Indiana Gaming Commission looks into allegations that a former Indianapolis gambling company and one of its officers were involved in a federal campaign finance scheme.
Indiana Beach officials confirmed that the business has closed after 94 years of operation in a statement issued Wednesday, a day after news of the closure broke.
At nearly every turn, Rod Ratcliff or his companies or his associates have run into questions and concerns about the way they interact with the public officials who make the rules associated with the industry.
The new owners of Amish Acres’ tourism-related components said they plan to continue using the facilities to host stage events as well as an annual arts and crafts festival but will likely make some changes.
The Indianapolis restaurateur, who owns the Stacked Pickle chain, has been working since 2017 to bring his story to the big screen; this month, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise part of the cost.
Businesses around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their country as the coronavirus spreads.