Cento Shoes’ co-owner dies at 50

Downtown Indy Inc. has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to help the Cento family pay for a funeral “and other expenses to help sustain the Cento family business—a beloved and longtime staple of downtown Indianapolis.”

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Georgia Street redevelopment looking old already

The newly spruced-up stretch of Georgia Street between the Indiana Convention Center and Bankers Life Fieldhouse is looking older than its age. Stone pavers are dislodged and stained. The wooden boardwalk is badly discolored. Bollards are askance after taking hits from errant vehicles.

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Plan would make Monument Circle grand public space

A group of local business and civic leaders is working on a plan to transform the city’s most visible symbol into a public-gathering space without equal in the United States. Monument Circle already hosts dozens of activities each year–including major concerts like last year’s NFL Kickoff–and it will host several events connected to the 2012 Super Bowl. But many stakeholders believe the Circle has yet to live up to its true potential.

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