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  • Fountain Square announces Pioneer Plaza Sponsor for 2018/19 event season
    The Fountain Square Merchant’s Association has partnered with TKW as Pioneer Plaza sponsor for the 2018-2019 event season. TKW has been a heavy contributor in the Fountain Square neighborhood for nearly a decade through their investment in the [Read More...]
  • City Market hosting Wednesday events once again
    Cold weather is making way for warmer days, the sun is rising earlier, farmers are making their way into the fields to prepare for another growing season, and the 21st season of the Original Farmers’ Market at the Indianapolis City Market is almost [Read More...]
  • Whole Foods enters Downtown grocery scene
    Whole Foods opened its long-awaited store at 320 E. Market St. on Wednesday, March 21, in the newly completed 360 Market Square. The 40,000 square foot grocery includes the Market Square Taproom, with 20 taps of beers from Indiana brewmasters at [Read More...]
  • Hedge Row is poised to open
    The culinary community has been buzzing ever since late-2016, when it was announced that Colorado entrepreneurs Kimball Musk, Hugo Matheson and Jen Lewin would open one of their farm-to-table eateries in the new Marietta building at Mass Ave and [Read More...]
  • New program to show off restaurants along the Cultural Trail
    By Sarah Frey, Indianapolis Cultural Trail The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is launching a new program – Indy Cultural Trail Food Tours. Partnering with Jolene Ketzenberger of Eat, Drink Indy, the Cultural Trail has put together a well- curated food [Read More...]
  • Buy, or make your own, scented candles at Penn and Beech
    Candles with over 92 scents await folks who walk into Penn and Beech Candle Co. But if they choose, customers can make their own custom fragrance scent and make their own natural gourmet soy candles. And if they choose to pour their candle [Read More...]
  • This just in… Santorini Greek Kitchen to close March 31
    Taki and Jeanette, owners of the Fountain Square restaurant announced the closing and offered an explanation to their followers on Facebook recently. They also laid out some plans to continue offering Taki’s food through Santorini Greek [Read More...]
  • A symbolic return of the name, Das Deutsche Haus
    One hundred years after the building at the corner of Michigan and New Jersey streets lost its original name because of anti-German sentiment caused by World War I, a plaque now stands bearing the Athenaeum’s original name: Das Deutsche Haus. The [Read More...]
  • Peace Water Winery is now open
    Wines from California’s Napa Valley are featured at Peace Water Winery, which hosted its grand opening Feb. 9 at 747 N. College. The enterprise is owned by Scott and Laura Burton, whose original Peace Water Winery is located in the Carmel Arts and [Read More...]
  • St. Joseph Hall now hosting
    The partners who operate Chatham Tap, Ralston’s and the St. Joseph Brewery and Public House have branched out into the events business. They have purchased the historic St. Joseph Hall at 617 E. North St., being operated by a company called North [Read More...]
  • Love Handle completes move to Mass Ave
    What is very possibly the most unique sandwich menu in the city can now be found on the walls of 877 Mass Ave, where Love Handle has re-opened following its move from the Near Eastside, with the other significant change being an expansion into [Read More...]
  • Smash Social
    Friday, Feb. 2, was a big night for Smash Social, which hosted its first ping pong tournament in conjunction with its formal grand opening at 600 E. Ohio St. The unique enterprise, which is a combination coffee shop and ping pong bar, is accessed [Read More...]
  • Business in Brief …
    Square Cat Vinyl, a unique record store and performance space in the heart of Fountain Square, has added another dimension: morning coffee and pastries. The shop at 880 Virginia Ave. is now open at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, serving Tinker Coffee [Read More...]
  • Updating past reports …
    An April opening is now envisioned for Hedge Row, a farm-to-table restaurant to be located in the new Marietta building at the southwest corner of Mass Ave and Vermont Street. The restaurant is part of a small chain headquartered in Boulder, Colo., [Read More...]
  • Cinema just part of Windsor Park project
      Two father-and-son teams – Tom and Ed Battista, and Sam and Ben Sutphin – are renovating the former Christian Unity Missionary Baptist Church at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Windsor Street, across the street from the Spades Park Library. [Read More...]
  • Taichi Asian Grill House serves entrees, buffet too
    The space occupied by the recently closed Best Taste China Buffet in Lockfield Commons has reopened, retaining the Asian theme. But that’s the only thing Taichi Asian Grill House has in common with its predecessor. The space adjacent to Ransom Place [Read More...]
  • Firm moving to Lockerbie
    One of the city’s most venerable advertising agencies will be relocating soon to Lockerbie Square. Caldwell VanRiper, now headquartered on Monument Circle, has purchased the office building at the southeast corner of New York Street and College [Read More...]
  • Family issues to result in demise of Arts a Poppin
    Jill Kinsinger and Lorri Potter plan to close their Mass Ave store, Arts A Poppin, in the next couple of months, citing the health problems of their elderly parents. “We have decided that it is time to redirect our focus so that we can support [Read More...]
  • Festiva now in hands of George Munoz
      Restaurateurs Thomas Main and Peter George have sold a majority interest in Festiva, their East 16th Street upscale Mexican eatery, to George Munoz, who formerly owned Broad Ripple’s La Chinita Poblana. George and Main had planned to [Read More...]
  • Pop-up cinema planned at IndyFringe
    The Windsor Arts Cinema will be managed by co-owner Ben Sutphin, and curated by him along with Dusty Frey and Daniel Jacobson of Public House Cinema. Those men are planning a sneak preview of the new project through a “pop-up cinema” coming to the [Read More...]
  • Animal clinic to open in Fall Creek Place
    City Way Animal Clinics – already operators of three Downtown locations – will add a fourth in April with the opening of Fall Creek Place Animal Clinic at 2442 N. Central Ave. Drs. Kurt Phillips and Jennifer Glore, principals of City Way Animal [Read More...]
  • BBQ space in limbo
    Meanwhile, permitting delays and soaring costs have put the future of another Main-George project, BBQ Barn, in limbo. That venture would be located immediately to the east of Festiva in the 1200 block of E. 16h Street. Thomas Main said in [Read More...]
  • Indy Rib Kitchen opens on Prospect
    Bates-Hendricks residents John and Candace Roberts have opened Indy Rib Kitchen in the former KFC building at 1501 Prospect St. in Fountain Square. John is the chef and his wife the sous chef at the restaurant which specializes in both wet and dry [Read More...]
  • Love Handle Shifts Into Move Mode
      Today is the final day (December 10th, 2017) Love Handle will be open on East 10th Street, with owners Chris and Ally Benedyk taking the final step in their previously reported move to the East End of Mass Ave. The couple plans to reopen at [Read More...]
  • Distillery now open in Kennedy-King
      The intersection of 17th and Bellefontaine streets keeps getting livelier with the Nov. 3 opening of West Fork Whiskey just across the street from Cannon Ball Brewing Co. and the headquarters of King Park Development Co. Co-owner Blake Jones [Read More...]
  • Larry Schultz is back Downtown
    The November opening of the Downtown Kroger store brought more than a second supermarket to the Downtown core. It brought the return to Downtown of Larry Schultz, who spent 26 years at the helm of the long-time O’Malia Food Market in Lockerbie [Read More...]
  • Three Carrots
      Three Carrots Fountain Square opened Dec. 1 at 902 Virginia Ave., offering its vegan fare in a full-service restaurant for the first time in the company’s three-year history. The eatery is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 [Read More...]
  • Mexican eatery to open in Mama Irma’s space
    Briza’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine is scheduled to open soon at 1058 Virginia Ave., succeeding the popular Mama Irma’s, which closed at the end of October due to the retirement of owner Hilda Cano. For the past six years, Cano had created authentic [Read More...]
  • Rabble to expand
    Plans are well under way for a major expansion of Rabble, the Near Eastside coffee house founded just over two years ago at 2119 E. 10th St. by Josie Hunckler. Rabble is growing into the space immediately to the east, most recently The Turntable [Read More...]
  • More Business News from December…
    BurgerFuel will open this spring at 333 Mass Ave next to Walgreens, according to a recent report in the Indianapolis Business Journal. The New Zealand-based company opened its first Indianapolis outlet earlier this year in Broad Ripple. It now [Read More...]