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Old October 10th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #201
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Quoth Chicken Little...

THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!

People need to chill out. Anything they can do to shun progress:

Crooked Looking Parking Garage in Terre Haute
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By: Joe Stoll


Construction on the new parking garage in downtown Terre Haute is in full swing, but some people driving past it say some of the pieces don't line up. Now, they're concerned about safety when the garage opens.

At first glance, construction appears to be going smooth on the new parking garage, but take a closer look and you'll see some of the concerns.

"What is that, that appears to be damaged up there?" I asked David Walker, City of Terre Haute and Vigo County Dept. of Redevelopment.

From crooked looking pillars to busted concrete ledges to chipped bricks. Some people worry those are signs of bad construction.

The biggest worry has been the crooked looking pillars. It's not just one that looks to be in bad shape, but many on site.

David Walker is with the Department of Redevelopment and monitors the project closely.

"Now, the reason a lot of those, even that one I think is a little out of line, the reason being for that is because those are such a small panel. They don't spend a lot of crane time, so what they do is set that panel, lock it in, go on, keep moving," Walker said.

Those in charge of the project say he pieces that appear to be crooked are just for looks.

"Strictly for looks," Walker said.

"They have no structural stability to the building at all," he said.

Walker says crews will eventually straighten the crooked pieces, and replace any damaged bricks and concrete.

"Sometimes you'll get some chipped here or there," Walker said.

"They come along behind, they chip that out, they put a brand new brick in there and fix everything," he said.

Walker assures everyone that it's one sturdy building.

"Structurally, I would put it against anything," Walker said.

And drivers hope he's right.

The parking garage is scheduled to open in February.

My opinion: Bricks and sadly, even the nicely formed concrete stone work are going to get chipped from time to time as they use pry bars to line up the pieces as the crane lowers them into place. That's just a natural occurence. All of that is easily fixed. It just makes sense to this casual observer that even the large non-structural pieces will have to be straightened as they go. AFTER ALL, MOST RATIONAL PEOPLE I KNOW REALIZE THAT A PICTURE FRAME MUST ACTUALLY BE HUNG ON THE WALL BEFORE IT CAN BE LEVELED. DUH.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 03:56 AM   #202
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THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!

People need to chill out. Anything they can do to shun progress:

[B]Crooked Looking Parking Garage in Terre Haute
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The garage looks nice - especially from the 9th/Wabash area. It hovers over what is turning into the entertainment block betwen 8th/9th on Wabash. Word is that a local entrepreneur is interested in building a brewpub on that block, in addition to the festival grounds that are developing in the lots along Cherry.
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I agree

I've also heard rumors of a new multi story office building on the lot next to Thompson Thrift, directly across from the Clabber Girl Museum. Possibly a new location for WTHI. In could be mixing up a few rumors, though.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #204
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Things heat up at the HGITHH...



Published: October 11, 2007 09:14 pm

Smoking elevator part causes evacuation at Hilton Garden Inn

By Austin Arceo
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — People visiting a new downtown Terre Haute hotel experienced some scary moments Thursday night after a piece of operational equipment inside the hotel overheated, firefighters said.

Visitors at the Hilton Garden Inn-Terre Haute House, which recently opened for business, briefly had to evacuate the building after a hydraulic pump in a control room operating an elevator turned red and emitted smoke, said Jeff Fisher, public information officer for the Terre Haute Fire Department.

The smoke then set off smoke detectors, and an alarm monitoring company called the hotel staff, which confirmed the problem, Fisher said.

Firefighters quickly were dispatched to the six-story hotel.

“There were no visible flames,” Fisher said while at the scene, “but it was glowing red, so it was pretty hot.”

The call was received at 8:45 p.m., he reported in a press release about the incident. The first responders were dispatched at 8:48 p.m., with the first unit arriving one minute later, the release reported.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

The elevator was closed, Fisher said later. He added that the hotel was trying to contact maintenance for the elevator as he was leaving the scene.

A family relocating to Terre Haute experienced an interesting night while staying at the hotel. Barbara Allaart, who stayed at the hotel with her husband and two sons, was riding the elevator from the lobby to the sixth floor when it got stuck, she said.

She was stuck in the elevator for several minutes, she added, before she eventually was released on the second floor, where she saw a member of the hotel staff, who directed her outside.

A fire station is located only two blocks away from the hotel, Fisher said. A fire hydrant is also located right outside the entrance to the hotel at Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue.

Fisher added that there was quick reaction by firefighters and hotel staff.

Linda Poore, general manager of the hotel, declined to release the number of people in the hotel. But 17 rooms were occupied, and everyone was evacuated, Fisher reported in the press release.

Austin Arceo can be reached at (812) 231-4214 or [email protected].

(...Poor downtown TH just can't catch a break this week...borninfarrington_g)
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Old October 13th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #205
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This is a bit off topic; my apologies...but there is breaking news today in Terre Haute. Scott Javins' car has just been pulled from the Wabash River. It has been confirmed by vehicle ID number. The Tribstar website has reported that there is a body in the car. As many of you know, Scott has been missing for over five years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family at this time.
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Clarification: Our sheriff never said they had a body. He seemed to imply this but his words may have been taken a little out of context by the media. All the other media outlets were careful to point this out. Good 'ole Trib ran with it and even had it on their website like gospel at first. Now it reads more accurately. Sorry that I helped spread misinformation here.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 04:00 AM   #207
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Javins' body identified

The sheriff and local investigators did identify his remains in the car. Let the fallout begin about how they could have missed his car at the foot of the Fairbanks Park boat ramp for five years...
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Problems for local industrial construction project...

CertainTeed Corp. hit with liens seeking $2.28 million for Terre Haute work

(Terre Haute) Tribune Star
By Howard Greninger, The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE - Work has been halted on a 370,000-square-foot, $70-million new fiber cement siding manufacturing facility for CertainTeed Corp. in the Vigo County Industrial Park.

Ten separate companies, from steel fabricators to plumbers and roofing firms, have filed 11 mechanic's liens against the company seeking a total of $2.28 million in back payments for work.

The liens were filed from July 27 through Oct. 11, according to county public records.

Industrial Contractors Inc., based in Evansville, was the latest to file a mechanic's lien against CertainTeed. Its lien was filed Thursday.

"We had lien rights, which expire 90 days after your final work activity, and that is what we did. We filed the lien because we didn't have the money in hand. My understanding is we will be getting paid, but we are just protecting ourselves," said John Luckett, senior vice president of finance for Industrial Contractors.

The company's lien is for $164,632.

"We have been paid on quite a bit of the money that was owed to us and this was one of the final payments owed to us," Luckett said.

Industrial Contractors performed roofing work for the manufacturing facility as a subcontractor for Trident Construction, a South Carolina-based company. However, Luckett said CertainTeed is the owner of the unfinished building. If a lien is not filed, "you are just a general creditor. Once you file a lien, you have a lien against the property," he said.

The largest single lien was filed Sept. 7 by Wabash Valley Asphalt for nearly $1.53 million. Some other Terre Haute companies filing liens include Benchmark Inc., with liens totaling $262,543, and Commercial Interiors, with a lien totaling $128,288.

Thierry Denis, vice president and general manager of CertainTeed's fiber cement division, confirmed Friday work has stopped on the facility.

"CertainTeed is currently conducting a construction and accounting review with the general contractor and subcontractors at our fiber cement production facility in Terre Haute," Denis said in a written statement.

"During the course of this review, we have voluntarily chosen to temporarily stop construction on the project. Since the nature and details of this review are confidential, company policy prohibits the release of any additional information," Denis said.

Vigo County Auditor Jim Bramble voiced concern that the county already has spent $1.5 million for a rail spur to the site. The State of Indiana added nearly $300,000 for that work.

"Has the county invested $1.5 million in a rail spur to service a plant that might not open? That concerns me," he said. The spur was part of the county's incentive package to attract CertainTeed to the industrial park on U.S. 41, south of Terre Haute.

Steve Witt, president of the Terre Haute Economic Development Corp., said that rail spur is benefiting the entire industrial park, as it was extended to meet specifications by CSX Transportation to provide maneuvering for rail cars and allow for more rail car storage in the industrial park.

Witt on Friday said he had spoken with company officials.

"They have assured me this plant is an important component of their fiber cement business and their plans to grow in the future," Witt said.

"With the housing industry, and we are all aware of what is going on there, I would imagine that has impacted CertainTeed's business a bit and could delay the startup of the plant by a few months from what was originally scheduled," Witt said, "but other than that, we fully expect them to start the plant and commence manufacturing."

Figures from RealtyTrac.com show that since 2006, the number of home mortgage foreclosures per month in the United States has more than doubled. In the past 12 months, the number of foreclosures has increase to almost 250,000 per month from about 100,000 foreclosures per month since summer.


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Old October 16th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #209
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man, TH can't catch a break lately...

1. Certainteed Lien
2. Almost a hotel fire
3. Criticism of new Garage
4. former Trib building still on hold
5. companies not jumping on the Blue-Ray bandwagon
6. Doctors not prescribing enough Exubera!

I pray that people don't lose hope in Terre Haute's future! We just seem to be hitting a lot of little bumps in the road.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:34 AM   #210
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Interesting historical article in the aftermath of Javins find




What Lies On The Wabash River Floor


By: Jane Santucci

On Friday Indiana state divers recovered Scott Javins' car from the Wabash River.

Scott had been missing for more than five years.

And after police pull two more cars from the river many folks want to know what else lies beneath the murky waters?

Over the past hundreds of years many modes of transportation are known to still be at the bottom. Starting in the 1800's the Wabash River was the main way of transport for the Terre Haute area.

"There are no doubts 100's of steamboats and other sorts of boats in the Wabash," said Vigo County Historian Mike McCormick.

And in the 1900's when railroads took over as the main way of transportation even more sunk into the Wabash.

"Two railroad accidents that happened on the big four bridge north of the city and those two went into the river we still have one of the engines buried there and possible some of the other cars," said Marylee Hagan with the Vigo County historical society.

But of the many stories beneath these waters along the Wabash far beyond Scott Javins case a fisherman found some treasurers from a sunken steamboat from decades earlier.

But some say it would take too many resources to remove the embedded history.

"The manpower it would take to move such a thing as an empty railroad car would far exceed the cost," said Mike McCormick.

And Vigo County's sheriff says it's not easy to find something as important as a missing person's car in the river.

"The divers said you can't see 6 inches in front of them 6 inches then they could see the car the Wabash is very very muddy, said Jon Marvel the Vigo County Sheriff.

"But I am sure there are a lot of other thing there recently the car that was drawn up and the others that were found. But who knows what treasures are hidden underneath the waters of the Wabash river," said Marylee Hagan

In the end police say they will only remove something if it is crime related, and in Scott Javins case it was.

The forensic anthropologist examining Scott Javins body says if possible it will take around three weeks to determine a cause of death.

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Published: October 16, 2007 11:17 pm

Construction continues on new hospital building, cancer center
By Austin Arceo
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute residents Frances Bukovack and Chester Swearingen enjoy the show unfolding right across the street from their doorstep.

The couple lives on North Seventh Street, yards from the Union Hospital campus and across the street from the new Hux Cancer Center. They take about an hour a day to watch construction crews build the facility, while other workers work at the nearby site of the new hospital building that’s part of a $178 million expansion.

“Oh, they were sure working around here today,” Bukovack said of the Hux Cancer Center construction Tuesday. “I’m not kidding. I haven’t seen anything like it. I can’t keep my eyes off of it.” They’ve seen the project evolve, and remember when the area was home to residences and a doctor’s office.

The new center will be a three-story, 70,000-square-foot building estimated to be a $15 million project, Union Hospital has reported.

New features will include state-of-the art radiation therapy and office space for medical oncologists, the hospital has stated in a news release.

Crews are working on the interior of the building, said Lorrie Heber, director of marketing and public relations for Union Hospital & Union Hospital Health Group. The new center is scheduled to open in January.

Workers could be seen walking in and out of the building Tuesday afternoon. The building’s exterior appears mostly complete, though Bukovack has noticed people working there.

Meanwhile, crews are working on the new hospital. Crews had started “digging things up within 36 hours of the groundbreaking” last month, Heber said.

Kristi Roshel, marketing and public relations manager for the hospital, said in a message that crews are excavating the ground to make way for the foundation. She added that if the weather cooperates, in February the crews will start erecting steel beams.

When complete, the new 500,000-square-foot facility will combine with the current building, which will be renovated, to be a hospital offering 362 private rooms, a more than 85-bed increase from the current facility.

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has dubbed the hospital expansion “the largest single construction project in Terre Haute’s history.”

Austin Arceo can be reached at (812) 231-4214 or [email protected].
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The Fat Parade Continues in TH

The first White Castle to open in Cincinnati, O, 1929.



Published: October 16, 2007 11:14 pm

White Castle ‘slydes’ into Terre Haute

By Crystal Garcia
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — White Castle — people in the Terre Haute area have been craving it for years, but now they don’t have much longer to wait.

A site is in the works, according to a letter from Elizabeth Ingram, vice president of restaurant operations.

Ingram couldn’t elaborate on a site in the letter until “the deal is finalized and we are approved by the city.”

According to the state’s Web site, White Castle Indiana LLC filed for a building permit at 4340 S. U.S. 41. That location started as a Dog ‘n’ Suds Drive-In, but in 2002 was converted into a Sonic Drive-In.

In December 2004, Sonic closed.

Dave Reeves, Vigo County building commissioner, has seen the blueprints for the new restaurant, he said.

“They are coming,” Reeves said. “ … They’ve contacted me twice about the demolition of the old building and what procedure they need to go through to get the permit.”

He said White Castle officials contacted the engineering office for information they needed to obtain the necessary permits.

Currently, they are in the process of getting the demolition permits to tear down the Sonic building and start building their own. There is also a 10-day grace period for an asbestos inspection before they can get the permit.

Reeves expects it to be torn down within the next two to three weeks, he said.

The new store is going to be 2,584 square feet with a 94-person total occupancy, which Reeves said is the average size for a restaurant of this type. It’s expected to cost $500,000. There will be 50 seats, he said. Seven employees are expected per shift.

Reeves said he expects people will be able to get a burger sometime after the first of the year.

Best known for its “Slyders,” the first White Castle opened in 1921 in Wichita, Kan. The chain now has more than 380 restaurants.

There are 36 White Castles in the Indianapolis area, with three more under construction, not including the Terre Haute location.

“Each year we do add approximately 20 new restaurants to our existing market areas,” Ingram stated in the letter. “Based on our current expansion plans, it will be a few years before we open another new market area.”

Including Indianapolis, White Castle has 12 market areas: Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Louisville, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Jersey, Nashville, New York, northeast Ohio and St. Louis.

“White Castle prides itself on growing slowly. We do not franchise any of our restaurants in the United States,” Ingram’s letter stated. “Domestically, our restaurants and market expansion are financed from retained earnings. White Castle believes in this business practice so we can provide a stable company for our 12,000-plus employees.”

Crystal Garcia can be reached at (812) 231-4271 or [email protected].
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underwater...

I don't know about you, but I'd love to see what is in the Wabash. Especially if there are some old trains and locomotives!
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Maybe some things can be restored for a museum!
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Bad News for TH Economy????

Published: October 18, 2007 09:22 am

BREAKING UPDATE: Pfizer Inc. halts production of Exubera at Terre Haute plant

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TERRE HAUTE — Pfizer Inc. has halted production of the inhaled diabetes drug Exubera at its Terre Haute plant following the company’s decision to drop the insulin drug due to disappointing sales, a Pfizer spokesman said today.

The New York-based company has placed about 600 of the 750 workers at its Vigo County plant — Pfizer’s sole Exubera production center — on paid leave as it weighs the plant’s future, said company spokesman Rick Chambers.

For now, he said the plant’s 150 other workers will continue making two antibiotics.

“We’ve not made a decision on the future of the plant. We’re going to take some time to review our options on it,” Chambers said.

Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, had invested more than $300 million in the past five years on its Vigo County plant, south of Terre Haute. Over the past year it had hired about 400 people, boosting the plant’s work force to more than 750.

Pfizer said today that its third-quarter profit plunged due to a $2.8 billion charge to end its investment in Exubera, and lower sales of blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor.

The company earned $761 million, or 11 cents per share, down sharply from profit of $3.36 billion, or 46 cents per share, during the same period a year ago. Excluding one-time charges, Pfizer said it earned 58 cents per share in the latest period.

Revenue fell 2 percent to $11.99 billion from $12.28 billion a year earlier.

Jeff Kindler, Pfizer’s chairman and chief executive officer, said the company initially had “high expectations” for Exubera, but the drug proved not to be popular with diabetes patients.

“Despite our best efforts, Exubera has failed to gain the acceptance of patients and physicians. We have therefore concluded that further investment in this product is unwarranted,” he said.

Pfizer received federal approval in January 2006 to market Exubera, the first new way of delivering insulin since the discovery of the hormone in the 1920s. Pfizer jointly developed the drug and dispenser with Sanofi-Aventis and Nektar Therapeutics.

Exubera was the first inhalable version of insulin, which offered millions of adult diabetics an alternative to some of the injections they now endure.
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Kinda Quiet...

All quiet on the Western Indiana front. Anyone out there still following Terre Haute news? I talked with the guy from terrehautehouse.net the other day. He has some new building pages in the works but he's been busy with work.
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New Magazine for TH, Article on Downtown

There is an extended "neighborhood" article about the changes in DTH in a new magazine produced by the Tribune-Star called "Terre Haute Living." Not bad, and a good forum for extended pieces on the Haute.

Downtown Renaissance
See the full article http://www.terrehauteliving.com/issues/?p=6#more-6

A band whose members hail from Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Jerusalem playing Middle Eastern music in a bar in downtown Terre Haute?

No, the night club’s owner wasn’t playing a practical joke on its rock ’n’ roll regulars. Connie Wrin loved the sound of Salaam when she first heard that Bloomington-based group, and instantly wanted to book them in her place, The Verve. To Wrin, it was a delicious experiment.
“At first, people were just like, ‘What the hell was that?’” she recalled, with a mischievous grin. “But then, by the end of the night, everybody was listening and got closer together.”

The Verve The 39-year-old Terre Haute native runs the downtown’s liveliest music venue. She listens to MySpace recordings of dozens of Midwestern bands each month, typically choosing those who write their own unique brand of songs. Edgy acts keep a spark in the clientele, Wrin figures. A few years ago, The Verve drew “hippie crowds,” so she brought in jam bands. Now, students from the four local colleges dominate, so she favors rock and alternative sounds.

“I kind of like changes,” Wrin said, picking up mail dropped through the slot of The Verve’s rustic front door on a September afternoon. As she pushes it open and walks in, the only light inside emanates from the soft glow of a lamp aimed at a trio of paintings by Terre Haute artist Mike Neary, including a caricature collage of musicians who’ve performed in the bar. “I think a lot of people like to play it safe. Guarantees in life are comfortable. I’ve never really been that way, and sometimes it’s gotten me in trouble.”

The neighborhood surrounding Wrin’s business, downtown Terre Haute, has embraced change, too. Troubles attached to those changes haven’t stopped the momentum.

This autumn, the new $12.3-million Hilton Garden Inn-Terre Haute House opens on the northeast corner of Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue, where the original Terre Haute House stood crumbling and empty for nearly 35 years. Just across Wabash Avenue, the long vacant Tribune Building is being converted into a new extended-stay hotel, the $9.75-million Candlewood Suites, and an expanded $4.8-million Terre Haute Children’s Museum. North of the Hilton, a new multimodal transportation and parking complex is due to open early next year with an expected final pricetag of $14.250 million. Over at Ninth Street and Wabash, the Hulman family has re-injected itself into the local economy it once shaped by growing Clabber Girl’s product line, renovating its original building and constructing an $8.5-million manufacturing facility, which marks the first new construction on the company’s site since the 1920s. Two businessmen have turned the aging Ohio Building into a showcase meeting and banquet center. Construction contractors of numerous downtown projects, Thompson Thrift, remodeled a car dealership into a company headquarters. South Seventh Street now features an arts corridor. A new federal courts building could go up at Ninth and Ohio streets by 2009, and the Indiana State University College of Business will move into the old but upgraded federal building at Seventh and Cherry streets.

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Honey Creek Square-- er, Mall renovations complete

Honey Creek Square (I prefer that old title, to the "newer" Honey Creek Mall) is the area's commercial center - it became downtown Terre Haute in the late 1970s and hasn't looked back. It has a good mix of national and specialty shops. Can you imagine having all these shops along Wabash?

Published: October 30, 2007 11:36 pm

Honey Creek Mall unveils first comprehensive renovation since 1992

Mall’s main entrance has undergone complete facelift
By Arthur E. Foulkes
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Sara Niehaus and Ellie Reinoehl of Brazil used to go to Plainfield or Indianapolis for some of their favorite stores, such as Hollister and Co.

Now they can shop in Terre Haute.

Hollister, a young persons’ clothing store, is one of the new stores to join the mall in the past several months as the facility has been working on giving itself a fresh new look at the cost of millions of dollars, according to mall officials.

“It’s a lot nicer,” Niehaus, 16, said. She and Reinoehl, 16, said they believe the mall’s renovations will make it more likely they will shop there.

Giving shoppers a better experience and living up to Terre Haute’s slogan, “A Level Above,” were some of the reasons for the mall’s recent renovations, said Monica Schiller, marketing manager for Honey Creek Mall. This is the mall’s first comprehensive renovation since 1992, she said.

At least one mall tenant, Mike Twarogal, district manager for University Tees, a collegiate clothing store, believes the mall’s renovations will make the facility, which opened in 1968, more attractive for his target audience — young people.

“I really think this is going to make a big difference,” Twarogal said.

The renovations include new tile flooring, new lighting, new entrance ways and renovated restrooms. The mall’s main entrance has also undergone a complete facelift.

Being near the newly renovated front door of the mall should help increase business for Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub, said Brian Hart, general manager of Garfield’s.

“That’s going to be huge for us,” he said, adding he has “already seen a plus.”

Some of the mall’s tenants, such as Champs, Garfield’s, Hot Topics and others have done their own renovations to freshen their looks as the mall has changed around them.

JCPenney has made some exterior renovations in recent months, said store manager Todd Peterson. He said the mall’s new look should help bring new business to his store, which has been at the mall since 1981.

“We actually look for a lift in sales,” Peterson said.

It isn’t just high school- and college-age shoppers who say they appreciate the new look at the mall. Bob and Donna Richards of Sandborn, who visit the mall about once a month, said they noticed the new tile flooring. They like the new lighting at the mall as well, they said.

Honey Creek Mall plans to unveil its renovations officially with a Grand Celebration running from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11. The celebration will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 9 and will include food, refreshments, entertainment, prizes and gift card give-aways.

“We’re just turning it up a notch,” Schiller said of the renovations. The company that owns the mall, CBL & Associates Properties of Chattanooga, Tenn., owns a total of 81 malls and purchased Honey Creek Mall in 2004, Schiller said.

“I like it,” said Che’ Starks, an Indiana State University senior from Indianapolis who said she loves coming to the mall and enjoys some of the new stores, such as clothing discounter Steve and Barry’s.

“I like the stores they’ve added,” she said, adding, “It looks great.”

Arthur Foulkes can be reached at (812) 231-4232 or [email protected].



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Honey Creek Mall Grand Celebration Event Schedule

Nov. 5 - Nov. 9

• Register at Center Court to win five Honey Creek Mall grand prizes. Drawing will be Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the mall’s Grand Celebration kick-off. You must be present to win. All entrants will be automatically registered for an Indianapolis grand prize package drawing that will take place Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9

• 10 a.m. Ribbon Cutting

• 10 a.m. - noon Refreshments sponsored by Baesler’s, Coca-Cola, Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s and Smoothie Hut.

• 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Afternoon sampling sponsored by Garfield’s.

• 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sampling sponsored by TGI Friday’s.

• 6 p.m. Grand prize drawings.

• 7 p.m. Santa arrives with Terre Haute South Vigo Band and Dorsett Mitsubishi.

Saturday, Nov. 10

• 10 a.m. First 400 customers receive a free miniature tool kit at Customer Service booth. Of those kits, 100 will include gift cards and discounts at mall businesses.

• Entertainment by Arts Illiana.

• 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Refreshments sponsored by Baesler’s and Coca-Cola.

Sunday, Nov. 11

• Noon - 2 p.m. Refreshments sponsored by Baesler’s and Coca-Cola.

• 1 p.m. Presentation of Colors in honor of Veterans Day at Center Court.

• 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Balloon animals, popcorn, face painting. Bring your camera and take your picture with Geoffrey from Toys R Us.

• 3 p.m. Indianapolis grand prize package will be given away. You must be present to win.
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Heard anything about that new office building rumor across from Clabber Girl? or the holdup on the new Children's Museum/Candlewood Suites?
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heard anything?

I have never heard another word about the office building...sorry! Tim Dora told the news this past weekend that financing should be complete on the museum/hotel this Friday (tomorrow) and they expect to begin construction Monday. I hope this is the case. The parking garage superstructure looks to be nearly done yesterday...haven't been down today. I will drive down tonight before I go to bed and verify if they are done. Also, look for "the largest crane in Indiana" to arrive at the former ISU lab school this week to begin lifting I-beams up to span the entire courtyard. It will have an enclosed two-story atrium. They have closed 7th-8th on Chestnut in preparation for this massive undertaking. I guestimate those beams to be at least 80-100 feet in length. Wish I could get off work to watch!
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