Posts filed under: "Business"

June Neighbor Spotlight: Yasha Persson of Irvington Lodge

By Katie Hughes;   Photo Credit: Yasha Persson This month’s Neighbor Spotlight is on Yasha Persson, a new member of the Irvington business community and one of the proud new owners of the historic Irvington Lodge located at 5515 E. Washington Street. Yasha, who has lived on the east side of Indianapolis for almost 30 years and […]

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Neighbor Spotlight: Eric James’ Tres Gatos Farm & Community Garden

  By Nancy Larner Ruschman Introducing Eric James, a new-ish resident of Irvington Terrace who started the cool and quirky Tres Gatos (Three Cats) Farm & Community Garden. Tres Gatos is one of the stops on the June 24 Irvington Garden Tour! Also, did you know that Eric offers FREE produce delivery within one mile of Irvington for any order over $10? […]

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Neighbor Spotlight: Jason Ammerman, General Manager of Bonna Station

By Nancy Larner Ruschman Introducing Jason Ammerman, new General Manager of the soon-to-be-opened Bonna Station, the first restaurant-pub in Irvington that will carry spirits (not the ghostly kind, at least as far as we know). Jason has a long history of managing bars and restaurants and will now bring his talents to Irvington. Tell us a […]

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Vote for Irvington’s “Main Street”

Independent We Stand, an advocacy network for independently-owned businesses, is running a contest for America’s Main Street. We found out about the contest late so have some catching up to do. We need Irvington supporters to go to https://www.mainstreetcontest.com/nominees once a day, every day until April 22 for us to make it to the quarterfinals.  […]

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Couldn’t Make it to the Irvies? Here’s How it Went

900 ballots; 500 photos; 120 glasses of wine and beer; 110 attendees; 100 cupcakes; 43 nominees; 27 sponsors; 15 large pizzas; 12 awards; 5 courses of hors d’oeuvres; 4 raffle winners; 3 musical acts; 2 red carpets; 1 haunted masonic lodge. Saturday, February 24th, we hosted the inaugural Irvies:  an IDO Awards Night and Fundraiser. […]

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February Neighbor Spotlight: Jaime Zentz, Geneva Hair Studio

By Cheryl Hizer Jaime Zentz is no stranger to business ownership. She grew up in a family of business owners and, because of the time and sacrifice she saw it required of her parents, she avoided it for herself. After working in her parents’ printing shop, she went to school to be a stylist. She […]

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Renovated Commercial Space Available on East Washington Street Corridor

Those of us who are familiar with the property at 6101-6107 East Washington Street don’t quite recognize the building these days. Justin St. John, owner of Maximum Grow Gardening and the building where it operates, recently purchased this second building on the south side of the East Washington Street business corridor. He’s made significant investments […]

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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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