IBJ Podcast: How do you solve a problem like Monument Circle?
A circle seems like a simple shape, but this is a very complex puzzle for city officials. For this week’s edition of the IBJ Podcast, Dan Parker, director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, talks with host Mason King about the direction the city is taking and what roadblocks could be in the way.Read More
Emmis founder: ‘Never say never’ on sale of Monument Circle HQ
Jeff Smulyan, chairman, CEO and founder of Emmis, said the company is weighing all its options for what could be done with the prominent downtown property.Read More
Indy Chicken & Beer Festival moving to Monument Circle for 2nd year
Once again, the festival is expected to feature some of the city’s best-known restaurants and brewers, music, a wing-eating contest and other activities.Read More
Photos: Doja Cat shows she’s more than a fair-weather phenomenon
Saturday’s concerts on Monument Circle featured R&B and hip-hop artist Doja Cat and indie pop trio AJR. IBJ’s Mickey Shuey was there to capture the shows in pictures.Read More
Although the game will be played indoors, many big fan events will be outside—including concerts on Monument Circle, an aerial dance troupe, a zipline, and a “Touchdown Bag Jump.”
Fans of Doja Cat and Twenty One Pilots will look up to see dancers descend from the 49th floor to the 23rd floor of Salesforce Tower.
After the pandemic prevented Indiana Grown from putting on its annual Monumental Marketplace in 2020, the one-day event is set return to Monument Circle on June 18. More than 75 vendors are expected to attend the event.
In a push to bring more revenue to Indianapolis restaurants as they recover from the pandemic, Downtown Indy Inc. is introducing a new event on Monument Circle.
The contract is part of $10.2 million reconstruction project to Market Street on both the east and west sides of Monument Circle.
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.
Green District plans to take over the space on the southwest corner of Monument Circle that was previously occupied by Au Bon Pain.
Mark Bode, deputy communications director for Mayor Joe Hogsett, said the impetus behind the notice is that “encampments and storage of personal property in the Circle are blocking pedestrian traffic and causing disruption to nearby businesses.”
Muncie-based First Merchants plans to acquire Hoosier Trust for $3.2 million in a deal that is expected to close early next year.
Native Hoosier Wendell Willkie lost a fight against FDR’s Tennessee Valley Authority, which he called a monopoly, but gained the attention of Republicans, who nominated him to run for president against FDR in 1940, despite never having held public office.
The 86th Street store, which is set to open next month, will be the first in Indiana for the Maryland-based chain. Also this week: Nada and Downtown Arts Market.
The announcement comes after months of complaints from residents, workers and business owners that downtown has become unsafe following pandemic-related shutdowns and protests that turned violent earlier this summer.
For weeks, camps of people experiencing homelessness and those suffering from substance use disorders have settled in on Monument Circle and near City Market.
The owner of the 213,600-square-foot office building had hoped to sign a single user for the high-profile property, but its strategy has become more flexible in the year and a half it has remained empty.
The Wood Livery Stable had been a fixture in the southeast quadrant of Monument Circle from 1834 until it moved in 1915. The spot was then demolished to make room for the Circle Theatre.