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Keystone Construction plans Madison Avenue retail center

A local developer is planning a retail strip center along Madison Avenue just south of downtown in a neighborhood that’s been
begging for investment for years. The plans by Keystone Construction Corp. call for a 25,000-square-foot retail
center at 1400 Madison Ave., across from Sisters’ Place Restaurant.

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Irvington rolls out $1.2 million promotional campaign

In the midst of a $1.2 million campaign to upgrade streets, sidewalks and other neighborhood infrastructure, a coalition of Irvington businesses and residents is launching a unique marketing campaign to tout the neighborhood’s recent enhancements and position it as an alternative to places such as Carmel, Zionsville, Geist and Noblesville.

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Despite sour economy, retail developers press on

Retail developers always have been an audacious breed. They spend millions to build shopping centers, confident that tenants will flock to fill the slots they didn’t prelease. To charge ahead these days takes more than the usual dose of intestinal fortitude. Everyone is nervous — from shoppers to lenders to retailers, many of which have […]

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Strip-mall developer scales back as housing slump hurts small retail centers

A local developer known for its strip centers has stopped building new projects, scaled back its staff, and is trying to
unload several of its properties in an apparent bid to survive. Williams Realty Group earlier this year
shuttered its custom-home-building operation, DayMarc Homes, and now observers are wondering if owners Dave
Crockett and Marc Freije can keep the rest of Williams afloat.

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New Lafayette Square owner pitching major expansion

Lafayette Square Mall could look a lot like the revitalized Glendale Town Center in a few years if the mall’s new owners get
their way. A proposed site plan shows that New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. doesn’t intend to settle for filling
the mall’s ample vacant space.

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Creditor pursues Premier property

Wachovia Bank has begun foreclosure proceedings on one of Premier Properties USA Inc.’s most prized developments, a giant
Ohio lifestyle center anchored by Target and J.C. Penney. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank also is foreclosing on a vacant former
Wal-Mart store in front of Premier’s Metropolis mall in Plainfield.

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