Host Mason King talks with Goldsmith about how the city and the mall owners should think about what’s next. And they discuss Goldsmith’s new book on one of the business world’s biggest problems, “Growing Fairly: How to Build Opportunity and Equity in Workforce Development.”
Logistics company to move into Circle Centre Mall space
Direct Connect has about 250 employees based in Indianapolis, with plans to hire an additional 150 workers by the end of 2023.Read More
New off-price fashion retailer Daily Thread to open Circle Centre store
Parent company NYC Alliance Group, which owns several clothing brands, began opening Daily Thread stores in the Midwest a year ago and has already grown the chain to more than 40 stores, including at least five in Indiana.Read More
North High Brewing Co. opening taproom in Circle Centre Mall
The Ohio-based brewer plans to begin serving pizza and craft beer Thursday in part of the former Granite City Food & Brewery location in the downtown mall.Read More
Circle Centre owners take first steps in recasting downtown mall
The ownership group plans to begin conversations with potential developers in the near future, after receiving suggestions from four design groups for remaking the massive property as a mixed-use district.Read More
What’s next for the two city blocks that are now Circle Centre mall could start coming into focus over the next year.
The disclosure of the group’s composition is the first since the mall opened in 1995, and comes about one week after Circle Centre Development acknowledged Simon Property Group’s exit.
The remaining owners announced Friday that they were soliciting ideas for ways to redevelop the shopping center with an eye to multiple uses.
The downtown sports bar and casual dining restaurant opened in Circle Centre at the corner of Washington and Illinois streets in 2001 as Champps Americana.
Simon Youth Academy, an alternative high school in Indianapolis Public Schools, was created to help juniors and seniors in danger of dropping out. This year, 62 students earned diplomas from the school based in Circle Centre mall—the most in its six-year history.
Property management firm JLL sent a letter, dated April 21, to tenants to inform them that it had taken over mall management and said it is in the process of hiring a general manager for the property.
The Greenwood theater will be the first Regal location in the state to reopen, followed by other locations in weeks to come. Regal closed its theaters last year because of the pandemic.
A New York City-based restaurant and candy store chain known for its extravagant desserts, colorful decor and celebrity following is planning to open a location in downtown Indianapolis later this year.
Godiva said the pandemic caused customer traffic to decline at its brick-and-mortar stores, though it will continue to sell its products both online and through third-party retail stores.
The struggling national fashion retailer—an original tenant in the downtown mall—has four other stores in the Indianapolis area.
At least three Victoria’s Secret stores at some of the area’s largest shopping malls have closed permanently as part of the parent firm’s plan to eliminate 251 stores in North America this year.
Lucky said it plans to close 13 stores and could shutter more during the bankruptcy process.
The lease will be COhatch’s second with Circle Centre landlord Simon Property Group. The firm previously announced plans to open a coworking space at Simon’s Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville.
Primanti Bros., which is known for serving french fries on its sandwiches, has permanently closed its downtown restaurant in Circle Centre Mall, at 49 W. Maryland St., according to its Facebook page.
Press Play Gaming Lounge, Two Chicks District Co. and Bella Pizzeria are following through with plans announced before the shut-down. Punch Bowl Social, meanwhile, aims to reopen this fall.
The one-two punch of the pandemic and protest-related violence raises questions about whether downtown can recover. Experts and community leaders say yes—but only with concerted effort and strong leadership.