Trump said he was recommending that governors deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to “dominate the streets.”
On what would likely be a day of people returning to work, downtown streets were eerily quiet, aside from a few dozen people milling around, taking pictures of the boarded-up stores.
The owners of Centos Shoes, Red’s Classic Barber Shop and J. Benzal Menswear talked to IBJ about the damage their companies suffered after a violent weekend downtown and how they plan to move forward.
The shop, which opened in 2007, has been closed since March because of the pandemic. It aims to reopen Tuesday.
What we are experiencing in our city, and cities across our country, is the language of pain when people’s spirits are broken and they move beyond hopelessness to outrage.
We all were taught early that two wrongs don’t make a right. What has happened to our city is inexcusable.
Mayor Joe Hogsett said on Sunday he did not think it would be necessary to use the Indiana National Guard to help protect downtown.
Greg Bires, who purchased Windsor Jewelry in 1996 after working there for a dozen years, talks about cleaning up after protests on Friday led to damage across downtown Indianapolis.
Overnight, protesters clashed with police and busted windows on Monument Circle and across the Mile Square. Officers used tear gas to try to break up pockets of protesters.
While numerous Indianapolis-area restaurants are looking forward to reopening their dining rooms this week, many others are no longer around to get the chance.
They are working through a multitude of logistical details as they prepare to reopen for dine-in service for the first time in more than two months. They’ll be limited to outdoor seating until July 4.
The restaurant opened in 2014. The chain also has locations in Carmel, Schererville and Valparaiso.
Experts say hotels of all sizes are under tremendous stress as revenue for many falls below the levels needed for debt payments.
The seller of customizable doughnuts that started in Pendleton will be joined later this year by a second store in a new Westfield retail center.
Real estate sources told IBJ the land likely would sell for at least $1 million per acre because of its proximity to the heart of downtown, where sizable redevelopment opportunities are scarce.
With capacity restricted, the smallest restaurants say it’s not feasible to reopen. Others are proceeding cautiously and changing how they’ll operate.
Most business owners say they’ll be ready to open as soon as—or shortly after—coronavirus-related restrictions are lifted.