I spent most of the past week in the Pocket City, Evansville. It was 66 degrees when I arrived Tuesday, and 25 degrees when I left on Friday. As the picture above illustrates, it’s always nice scenery along the Ohio River.
Back in Fishers, I was able to attend a meeting of the Fishers Board of Work and Safety on Monday, where two important things happened. First, the city entered into a “scoping agreement” with the Hagerman Group, which means Hagerman is the favorite to build the whole project and construct a new Fishers Police Headquarters building, as well as an adjacent parking garage. Second, IKEA has agreed to pay for a left-turn lane to help customers more easily access the store.
Speaking of IKEA, they have one heckuva publicity department. Their buildings have that iconic blue color and the first steel beams have been erected sporting that special shade of blue. The PR staff was quick to send out a pic of the blue steel beams. Unless there are construction setbacks one cannot now foresee now, IKEA in Fishers should be open in the fall of 2017, in plenty of time for the Christmas shopping season one year from now.
Fishers Police responded Thursday morning to a report of shots fired in an office park near I-69 & 96th Steet. A news release from authorities says a former employee of a business in that area fired shots into the air. A suspect in the incident was arrested a short time later by Lawrence Police.
We continue to await an economic development project announcement from the city. Mayor Scott Fadness appeared on Gerry Dick’s Inside Indiana Businessd television program and said a new development was in the works and would be made public within 30 days. That was well over 30 days ago. I am told the project is still in the works but just not fully nailed down yet, and should be announced shortly. LarryInFishers will let you know once that happens.
TopGolf is now under construction near the I-69 interchange on 116th Street. The facility has golf lovers all around central Indiana excited. However, those golf enthusiasts will need to wait a bit longer. TopGolf had hoped to open in the spring of 2017, it now looks more likely for a fall 2017 opening date.
Finally, Lindsey Erdody of the Indianapolis Business Journal reports that a new restaurant will be opening in the Switch Building December 13th. LouVino is the name of the eatery, and is headquartered in Louisville. The Fishers location will be their third. If you like both wine and food, I hear this is the place for you.