Posts filed under: "Business"

Celebrate Irvington Indeed!

Guest writer: Margaret Lawrence Banning; Photo courtesy of Cassandra Salimeno: Thanks to Kathleen Angelone of Bookmamas and a legion of volunteers, business owners, and organizational representatives we had a very successful Celebrate Irvington event on Saturday, May 11.  It was a cold start for those hardy souls with the early shifts, but the day brightened and the […]

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Custom Portraits by Irvington Artist Candice McDonald of Cordial Kitten

Guest writer: Becky Schlomann: Do you recognize these neighbors?  Yep, it’s Jon and Sarah Katz (and their lovely home).  As soon as I saw this, I grinned in recognition…and to me, that’s the sign of a successful portrait.  It’s the work of Irvington artist Candice McDonald, owner of Cordial Kitten. It’s been a busy few […]

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A Walk Down Johnson Avenue in IRV

Guest Writer – Alison Jensen: Sometimes the day just takes you there. Allegedly, it is spring. Although right now I am wearing a sweater. Which, I had hoped to have my winter clothes put away by now. Also, right now, all over Irvington the tulips, forsythias and hyacinths are raising their sleepy heads from the […]

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George Thomas Florist: An Original Irvington Family-Owned and Operated Business

Guest writer – Nancy Larner Ruschman: Irvington is home to one of Indianapolis’ longest running family-owned businesses, George Thomas Florist. Known as “Indianapolis’ Hometown Florist since 1928,” George Thomas had been in operation under various names until 1970 when the business moved to its first Irvington location at 10th and Arlington. Owners Tom and Patricia […]

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Save the Irvington Post Office – Big Event! (post #1 in series on former Irvington Post Office)

This entry is the first in a series that will chronicle the progress of the historic Irvington Post Office building recently purchased by IDO and the Irvington Historical Society (IHS). By now, many of you have heard the Cinderella story of IDO and IHS stepping in at the last minute to purchase the former Irvington […]

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Take a Walk Down Audubon Road – Living and Shopping in Irvington

Guest writer, Alison Jensen: If you have ever wondered what was south of Washington Street on Audubon Road, you might be pleasantly surprised Personally, I have walked down Audubon Road at least a thousand times. Usually, I am en route to the Public Library or the park with my 4 year old. Heading south on […]

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Sold! And for Sale

            Guest writer – Margaret Lawrence Banning: For those eager to learn more about some of IRV’s commercial properties that have recently sold or are for sale, here’s a little update: The long-vacant former King of Clubs, 5478 Brookville Rd., sold last fall and reopened as the Beer Fountain.  They’re […]

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Vintage Geek? Shop South IRV!

Guest writer: Becky Schlomann– If you, like me, love shopping for antiques, there’s no need to leave your own neighborhood to find the real treasures.  With several vintage stores within a half-mile radius, Irvington may be the best-kept secret in the Indianapolis antiques scene. The newest of these stores is Irvington Vintage, which opened in […]

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Meet IDO Member and Owner of Irvington Wellness Center, Laura Lea Sweney!

Guest writer: Nancy Larner Ruschman– Irvington is full of independent business owners who offer unique products and services for our residents and visitors. At IDO, we love to highlight our business owners to find out why they chose this quirky little town to locate their business. Today we’d like to introduce Laura Lea Sweney, owner […]

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Irvington Development Organization 2012 Wrap Up

Guest writer: Alison Jensen– On behalf of all of us at Irvington Development Organization. Happy New Year! Great things happened in 2012 including the completion of the streetscape project and the purchase of the former post office building.  It is the sincere hope of all involved that these plus other works will enhance the lives […]

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