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Our new venture is located at the opposite corner from the new Brugge site. I think this is terrific news for Mass Ave & Chatham Arch. The increased traffic will be good for all of us and with the development at Michigan & College slated for start this spring/summer, this area is officially booming! I'm hoping that the north/east end gets a nice boost once Trailside is finished.

FYI, check out my website for Arch at Chatham:
www.archatchatham.com
We will be having out first 1st Friday event on March 2nd and would love to see some Skyscraper "nerds" there ;)
 

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Cory, are you back in Indy now or what? I seem to have gotten that impression but didnt see you say otherwise.
I am! Have been for a number of months - Simon, although a great company, facing the prospect of living in a new city every 9mos to a year was not what I signed up to do.
 

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Tamara Zahn announces plan to step down later this year

Tamara Zahn, the first and only president of Indianapolis Downtown Inc., announced today her plan to step down from her position once a successor has been named and the transition is in place. The target date for the transition is June.

"This is a good time to make this change," said Zahn. "IDI has achieved significant accomplishments in the past 19 years, culminating in Downtown's peak performance on the world stage during Super Bowl 2012. We have a strong, experienced staff and an engaged board to keep things moving forward," she said.

"Once a new president is in place, I look forward to stepping aside, taking a break from a demanding schedule and - later this year - evaluating opportunities that may capture my imagination," she said.

"Tamara's leadership has been unmatched and her focus on continuous improvement has resulted in Downtown Indianapolis being the envy of cities across the country," said Dennis Sponsel, president of RJE Business Interiors and IDI's board chair. He described IDI's approach as focused, positive and collaborative and one that engages many groups in the effort to make Downtown Indianapolis stand out.

Among the indicators of success achieved Downtown are:

$7 billion in new construction since 1993
120,000 employees - Central Indiana's largest workforce
20,000 residents - the largest neighborhood in Central Indiana
Central Indiana residents making regular visits to Downtown has grown from 47 percent in 1994 to 82 percent now.
"The contributions to our community by Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. are unique and unduplicated and Tamara's leadership has added great value," said Mayor Greg Ballard. "When we are trying to recruit new businesses to our city, people always come away impressed with our vibrant Downtown and amazed at the excitement it generates for the entire region."

Sponsel reported that a national search firm, DHR International, has been engaged and Jeff Fusile, senior vice president and CFO business operations for WellPoint and a member of IDI's board and executive committee, will chair the search committee.

"We are thankful that Tamara has agreed to stay active and engaged throughout the search and transition. With her and the capable IDI staff leadership (Terry Sweeney, vice president, Real Estate Development; Fred Laughlin, vice president of Management Services; Julia Watson, vice president, Marketing and Communications; Molly Williams, vice president, Finance and Administration), we will not miss a step in maximizing our plan and opportunities," Sponsel added.

Additional IDI accomplishments and milestones:

Facilitating the strategic growth of Downtown through the planning and integration of 400 new projects, including healthcare, corporate, hospitality, tourism, education and residential.
Developing and managing the Cultural District program.
Building public private partnerships, including the Security, Cleaning, Beautification and Parking Partnerships, all of which combine to keep Downtown clean, beautiful, safe, convenient and growing.
Nurturing Downtown's many new restaurants, shops and attractions.
For more information, visit www.indydt.com.

For information about DHR International, visit www.dhrinternational.com
 

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Tamara has done some great things for IDI and is a very prominant figure here in Indy - I hate to see her go; however, a new set of eyes with new ideas of how to get downtown into the upper-tier of North American downtowns won't be a bad thing
 

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Indy Cabs

To reference a conversation we had on this thread during Superbowl week, I've seen 3 people today walk to the curb on Washington and successfully hail a cab. They all seemed to be Megabus people who got off in front of the CCB. Assumedly from Chicago.

It seems that the Superbowl may have woken the cab companies up.. or at least a few of the drivers.
 

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To reference a conversation we had on this thread during Superbowl week, I've seen 3 people today walk to the curb on Washington and successfully hail a cab. They all seemed to be Megabus people who got off in front of the CCB. Assumedly from Chicago.

It seems that the Superbowl may have woken the cab companies up.. or at least a few of the drivers.
I've hailed cabs downtown around Circle Centre plenty of times...
 

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so, are we really, finally, getting that Midtown project at College and 49th (?) Street? Noticed demo work. Also, whats the latest on the restaurant opposxit Aristocrat - did they just give up the fight?

Finally, has anyone been to SoBro Cafe? I have been to Taste more times than I can count but have NEVER noticed the Cafe around the corner. We went for a quick dinner last week and discovered they served pannekoekens...so we decided to go for breakfast on Saturday. The pannekoekens were delicious and so was the homemade sausage gravy! HIGHLY recommended.
 

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so, are we really, finally, getting that Midtown project at College and 49th (?) Street? Noticed demo work. Also, whats the latest on the restaurant opposxit Aristocrat - did they just give up the fight?

Finally, has anyone been to SoBro Cafe? I have been to Taste more times than I can count but have NEVER noticed the Cafe around the corner. We went for a quick dinner last week and discovered they served pannekoekens...so we decided to go for breakfast on Saturday. The pannekoekens were delicious and so was the homemade sausage gravy! HIGHLY recommended.
The next step at the Midtown project seems a bit murky to me. The developer wants the city to help subsidize the project.

SoBro Cafe is awesome. It's pretty new, so that would be why you didn't notice it.
 

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To reference a conversation we had on this thread during Superbowl week, I've seen 3 people today walk to the curb on Washington and successfully hail a cab. They all seemed to be Megabus people who got off in front of the CCB. Assumedly from Chicago.

It seems that the Superbowl may have woken the cab companies up.. or at least a few of the drivers.
That's really great to hear.
 

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To reference a conversation we had on this thread during Superbowl week, I've seen 3 people today walk to the curb on Washington and successfully hail a cab. They all seemed to be Megabus people who got off in front of the CCB. Assumedly from Chicago.

It seems that the Superbowl may have woken the cab companies up.. or at least a few of the drivers.
For the 10 years I've lived downtown I've never had an issue hailing a cab from the curb.. I'm not very apprehensive about it and don't mind yelling or whistling though.
 

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The new apartments going up next to Lugar Towers are sure going up quickly -- and I'd have to say they look very different compared to most of the other recently built apartment projects in the downtown area. So far, the main part of what has been built looks like a grouping of about seven three story, "town-home" looking, attached buildings - with steeply pitched roofs. Kind of looks like something you'd see at the base of the mountains in Vail or Aspen. Definitely not like the many flat roofed projects - with protruding, surfboard-like roof-lines - that we've been seeing in many of the other projects.

There is another section of this project that is just beginning to be built that so-far, looks more rectangular. Overall - I think it looks pretty good. The peaked roofs seem to fit in with the nearby Renaissance Place condos. I'll have to wait and see what the new section is going to look like.

Coming from the north on Central Avenue - this area is seeing major changes with the conversion of the former Central Restaurant Supply building into apartments (along with a new 4 story addition) - and then the project next to Lugar Tower comes into view as you make the turn onto Ft. Wayne Avenue. (BTW -- Does anyone know if there is a name yet for this project next to Lugar Tower?)
 

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The new apartments going up next to Lugar Towers are sure going up quickly -- and I'd have to say they look very different compared to most of the other recently built apartment projects in the downtown area. So far, the main part of what has been built looks like a grouping of about seven three story, "town-home" looking, attached buildings - with steeply pitched roofs. Kind of looks like something you'd see at the base of the mountains in Vail or Aspen. Definitely not like the many flat roofed projects - with protruding, surfboard-like roof-lines - that we've been seeing in many of the other projects.

There is another section of this project that is just beginning to be built that so-far, looks more rectangular. Overall - I think it looks pretty good. The peaked roofs seem to fit in with the nearby Renaissance Place condos. I'll have to wait and see what the new section is going to look like.

Coming from the north on Central Avenue - this area is seeing major changes with the conversion of the former Central Restaurant Supply building into apartments (along with a new 4 story addition) - and then the project next to Lugar Tower comes into view as you make the turn onto Ft. Wayne Avenue. (BTW -- Does anyone know if there is a name yet for this project next to Lugar Tower?)
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