Taxman Brewing to Join CityWay Project
A popular brewery based in Bargersville is setting up shop in a historic building in downtown Indianapolis. Indy-based real estate firm Buckingham Companies says Taxman Brewing Co. will open a gastropub and beer garden in a former livery building next fall as part of the CityWay mixed-use development.
A Full-Court Press on Poverty
I recently participated in a panel discussion organized by the Faith & Action Project at the Christian Theological Seminary and featuring best-selling author Michelle Alexander, who spoke passionately about mass incarceration and its impact on persistent poverty, an issue of dismal urgency to Indianapolis. Poverty isn’t typically considered a ‘Chamber of Commerce’ issue. But as I said during the panel, we have to get real about Indy’s challenges.
Music Venue Proposed For International Paper Site
A family in Vigo County has announced plans to transform the former International Paper site. Our partners at WTHI-TV report Tim Drake and his family are looking to turn the property into a music venue, tentatively called “The Mill.” The plans were announced this week. Drake says the idea is still in the beginning stages, but…
CNO Profit Swings to Major Loss
Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO) is reporting a net loss of $530 million, compared to net income of $101 million during the same period last year. The company says a one-time charge related to a previously-announced long-term care reinsurance transaction with Connecticut-based Wilton Reassurance Co. contributed to the results.
16 Tech Hires New Director, Announces Investment Fund
16 Tech Community Corp. in Indianapolis has selected Starla Hart as director of community initiatives. In her new role, Hart will work with various neighborhoods in Indianapolis and help 16 Tech launch the new 16 Tech Community Investment Fund.