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Conner Prairie balloon ride part of 10-year strategy

Conner Prairie wants to pay homage to early aviator John Wise with a balloon ride that recalls his August
1859 trip from Lafayette at the helm of a gas-filled balloon bound for New York City with the nation’s first
air-mail delivery. An ill wind blew him Wisecourse, ending his flight in Crawfordsville, but he still earned
a place in history–and a U.S. Postal Service-issued stamp honoring his pioneering effort.

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Marsh sues Roche over sublease deal

Two giants of local business are preparing to slug it out in court over a soured sublease deal. Marsh Supermarkets filed
suit in Hamilton County this month to enforce a deal with Swiss pharmaceutical and medical-equipment powerhouse
Roche to sublease the grocer’s entire 148,000-square-foot headquarters in Fishers. The deal, worth more
than $47 million over 18 years, is one of the largest of its kind in central Indiana in years.

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Pizza chain growing & more

Monical’s Pizza plans to open new restaurants in Carmel, Fishers and Indianapolis later this year. The Illinois-based chain, known for its thin-crust pies, already has six stores in Indiana: in Avon, Lafayette,…

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Who wants a piece?

A Michigan-based bakery and cafe concept plans to open as many as six new restaurants in Indianapolis, beginning with a location at U.S. 31 and Stop 11 Road. Grand Traverse…

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No more Nothing But Noodles

Arizona-based Nothing But Noodles has closed its local stores on 96th Street and near the IUPUI campus. No one answered the phone at either of the stores or at the Indianapolis corporate…

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Indy fitness craze continues

With so many new fitness chains entering the central Indiana market, will Hoosier become synonymous with svelte? The latest additions: A Minnesota fitness chain has plans for new locations in Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel,…

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Here comes Spicy Pickle!

A Denver restaurant chain named for the pickles that come on every plate wants to open 10 locations in central Indiana. The 31-restaurant chain plans to begin construction on its first location…

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Five Guys has big Indy plans

Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries has filed plans for a new restaurant near Greenwood and is looking for 10 more locations in Marion County. The chain also is preparing to open…

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Around town retail roundup

Several new stores and restaurants have filed plans to open locations all over the city. Wherever you live, chances are there’s something coming nearby. North: The area’s first location for salad-focused Tossed…

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Red Robin, Red Robin …

Colorado-based burger chain Red Robin is entering the Indianapolis market in a big way starting later this month. The chain plans to open its first location in Plainfield on June 18. It…

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Decision time on RiverPlace

The Fishers Town Council could decide the fate tonight of a controversial mixed-use project that includes residential high-rises along the White River.
What do you think they’ll do? The $500-million project by Centre…

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North side retail nuggets

A new Yats restaurant has opened in Fishers, at 8352 E. 96th St. The Cajun and Creole favorite is next door to a Blockbuster half a mile east of Interstate 69. The locally owned restaurant also has locations on College…

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Exclusive golf club opens up–a little

Until now, gaining entrance into the exclusive nine-hole golf course built on 40 acres next to the Indianapolis Metropolitan
Airport in Fishers was as difficult as a commoner scoring an invitation to a royal palace. But admittance to Balmoral is loosening–a
little.

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