Cargo traditionally operates out of a shipping container that it is moving to Fountain Square, but for now, it’s in a pop-up shop in the former Pearings Cafe in downtown Indianapolis. IBJ talked with Porter—who owns the clothing brand Komäfi—about how business is going.
Will pandemic’s tourism slump return after NCAA Tournament ends?
Hospitality leaders say no, although it will be some time before occupancy rates are back to normal.Read More
The Oakmont restaurant, bar to take vacant tavern space off Mass Ave
Two longtime friends in the restaurant business are teaming to create a concept in the former Krueger’s Tavern space featuring cuisine and décor designed to catch an Instagrammer’s eye.Read More
IBJ Podcast: What happens to downtown if workers stay remote?
It’s too soon to know for sure how many downtown workers might not be back. But to try to get a handle on the possibilities, host Mason King talks with IBJ real estate reporter Mickey Shuey, JLL’s Adam Broderick and restauranteur Ed Rudisell about the shifting downtown office market and the businesses that depend on it.Read More
A Marion County Public Health Department inspector found in August that St. Elmo Steak House had violated a public health order mandating closure of bar areas. The restaurant passed subsequent inspections in September and March.
The South Meridian Street bars, Tiki Bob’s Cantina and The Patron Saint, were cited for multiple violations including not requiring masks and social distancing. Both establishments corrected the violations, the health department said.
Restaurants including Pier 48 and The Pub saw steady crowds throughout the afternoon, and District Tap and Harry & Izzy’s had wait times exceeding 1-1/2 hours most of the day.
The health department said downtown club After 6 and Broad Ripple’s Casba Bar both violated pandemic-related health restrictions. Both clubs will have to submit risk-mitigation plans to reopen.
Teams must undergo a quarantine and testing period when they arrive in Indianapolis—and no one from the schools was allowed to make the trip without seven consecutive days of negative tests.
Hundreds of people—many of them in town for the Big Ten men’s and women’s tournaments—turned Georgia Street into a destination again, hitting the bars, riding scooters and listening to bands.
On Saturday, performances will take place downtown on Georgia Street, at Lugar Plaza and at Davlan Park in the Mass Ave neighborhood. Performances are also scheduled at the airport.
Brew Link, which is owned by three Hendricks County couples, opened its first location in Plainfield in 2016. The Indianapolis location is slated for a mid-March opening.
The city will host an unprecedented number of games with the entire tournament being played in Indiana. But the pandemic will limit capacity at both games and restaurants.
Even after the NCAA said Feb. 19 that some spectators will be allowed at the games, local tourism officials and economists are still tempering their financial expectations.
A six-month public shuttle service will launch in Indianapolis in May and in Fishers in November. The project is backed by the Toyota Mobility Foundation and numerous other public and private partners.
The donation, from the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation, brings the project’s fundraising total to $27 million. The total project cost is estimated at $30 million.
A Salesforce decision to permit employees to work remotely even once the pandemic subsides could have long-lasting effects on the downtown office market.
Luxori Salon, a startup, and B. Bliss Spa, which moved to Monument Circle from the Stutz Business and Arts Center, have taken the space formerly occupied by Studio 2000, a longtime salon and spa that closed last summer.
The pandemic that landed March Madness in Indianapolis is also the complication that will strip some of the tournament’s ambience, but local officials are organizing safe activities.
The three owners of 4-year-old Witch Hazel say it needs more room to accommodate growth, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
The discount clothing and home-goods store closed during last spring’s pandemic stay-at-home orders, then sustained damage during riots and looting in May. It’s set to reopen Sunday.
Host Mason King talks with Downtown Indy Inc.’s Bob Schultz, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s Jeremy Kranowitz and the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ Julie Goodman about the projects and cleanups they have planned.