Although slated for demolition, the City Market’s west wing is now generating interest from the Local Initiatives Support Corp. and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects, who want to move there as part of an effort to support neighborhood development.
The city’s mounting legal bills to cover lawsuits involving Indianapolis City Market are adding to the taxpayer cost of subsidizing the venue and making it tougher for the market to become self-sufficient.
Under a settlement, the Indianapolis City Market dropped its attempts to evict the Grecian Garden after the restaurant said it would relocate to accommodate a renovation.
City Market operators have reached a tentative deal to settle a dispute with Grecian Garden’s owners after alleging the eatery was late on its rent payments for several months. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
City planners have downsized their renovation plans because project bids came in too high to meet the $2.7 million budget.
Unlike state and federal law, city ordinance prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. That may be enough for the city to take action against Just Cookies, which operates in City Market, for declining a request based on the customer’s sexual orientation.
The Marion County Alcoholic Beverage Board voted to approve a carryout liquor license for the historic downtown site. The permit will allow the Indiana Brewers Guild to open a bar featuring local craft beers.
The stand that sells fresh baked goods opened last month, undaunted by the market’s recent history.