Posts filed under: "Business"

December Neighbor Spotlight: Irv’s Newest Arrivals

In November, three vastly different restaurants joined our business district and brought us more variety. Super Bowl Pho offers authentic Vietnamese cooking. Tony and his uncle Leo started the first Super Bowl Pho in Westfield in 2013. These new neighbors offer their namesake and a wide variety of other specialties, including Spring Rolls, Vermicelli-Bun, Rocket Shrimp, Grilled […]

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Irvington put on a festive evening of holiday activities December 8, at the annual Irvington Holiday Open House. Despite the chilly temperatures, plenty of people were walking in the neighborhood, filling the shops and restaurants, and occupying all the seats in the trolley. Too many people and groups to thank for the songs, and cheer, […]

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November Neighbor Spotlight: Justin St. John

In our October newsletter, we hinted at this month’s neighbor spotlight. “I was a heavy-equipment operator in the Marine Corps and won the Hard Dog award while attending Mixed Martial Arts training.” Most of us know Justin St John as the owner-operator of Maximum Grow Gardening(MGG) at 6117 East Washington Street. But you may not know […]

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New Businesses Fill Vacancies in Business Corridor

There was much gnashing of teeth and wailing when we lost some of our beloved restaurants and the fabulous dress shop Retulled, but it looks like many of the spaces on the south side of the Washington Street business corridor are at least in the works to be leased again. Jamie Zentz of Geneva Hair […]

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April Neighbor Spotlight: Rick Wilkerson

If you consider yourself a vinyl aficionado, you have likely met Rick Wilkerson. He owns and operates Irvington Vinyl, which shares a storefront with Bookmamas at 9 Johnson Ave.  (See a message from Rick on YouTube.) BUSINESS OWNER Along with two partners, Rick started his first record store, Missing Link Records, in 1994 in Broad […]

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Irvington CSA: Get in on the Local Dirt!

Irvington CSA members benefit from fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit—and community fellowship too. You can be part of it. Here’s how! Irvington Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is getting ready to kick off its 12th season! A CSA is a partnership between farmers and a local community. The farmers supply the community with fresh, local […]

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A Look Back at The Irvington Lofts

By Nancy Larner Ruschman Remember the former Indy East Motel? If you do, you might recall what an eyesore the structure was, not to mention the crime and other troublesome elements it attracted. In 2006 the city revoked Indy East’s license to operate, and finally shuttered it in 2009 due to an extremely high number […]

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Community Views Coal Yard Lofts Mixed-use Development Proposal

By Heidi Unger On the second Tuesday of 2017, Third Street Ventures and Blackline Studio presented the third version of the site proposal for the Bonna Avenue property. The design is a hybrid of previously presented designs, created with neighbor feedback in mind. The proposal (including any minor tweaks resulting from the community discussion) will […]

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Notes from 12/06/2016 Community Meeting Regarding Coal Factory Development

Notes from 12/06/2016 Community Meeting Regarding Coal Factory Development Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN Presenters: Jarod Brown and Antone Najem, Third Street Ventures; Craig McCormick, Blackline Studios; Margaret Banning, Irvington Development Organization Margaret Banning mentioned that several people had asked about demographics and how Irvington compares to other neighborhoods. She […]

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Become an IDO Financial Supporter!

Dear Irvington Neighbors and Friends, Irvington is such an exciting place to call home! When folks move here, we stay put because it is such a great place to live.  When neighbors do decide to move, their houses are scooped up within days.   We should be grateful that we live in one of the most […]

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