⛵️ 141st roundabout coming?

PLUS: the world changer, a sellout victory, new coffee, and more

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Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. Why did Tax Day have to be the most beautiful weather of 2024? And speaking of taxes, check your mail. Property tax assessments should be hitting your mailbox 📬️ 

🌧️ Today's weather: Showers, with a high near 77°.

In today’s digest:

  • The end in sight for 141st/SR37

  • The World Changer

  • New coffee place?

  • Construction report

This issue is 1,405 words, a 5-minute read.

The Digest

So the roundabout at 141st/SR 37…

Looks like 2024 might finally be the year. So far the Mayor is holding up his promise and timeline of restarting the project around now. Fishers still needs to work with the state to get the project approved, but they say the work can still get done this year.

Are people and businesses on the other side of the barrier popping bottles tonight?! 🍾 

🌎️ Fisher’s World Changer

Ascension St. Vincent in Fishers delivered their 5000th baby last week. To celebrate, Mayor Fadness gave the baby the “World Changer” award. What a neat award to be given. I wonder if she can use it as a suffix title in her name. Congrats and enjoy your award baby Neela! Try not to eat it.

Fun fact: The hospital is the only one in Fishers that delivers babies. And has been doing it since 2013. That rounds out to a little over one baby delivered every single day.

Sellout victory 🏒 

The Indy Fuel hosted the Kalamazoo Wings with a sellout crowd of 6,327 fans in attendance. This was their last regular home game and was won in a thrilling overtime period. Other than their Friday and Saturday home playoff games this weekend, nothing is set in stone just yet. That said, here’s the full schedule:

ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Schedule

  • Round 1: Division Semifinals | April 17 - May 1 

  • Round 2: Division Finals | May 3 - May 15 

  • Round 3: Conference Finals | May 17 - May 29 

  • Round 4: Kelly Cup Finals | May 31 - June 12

So how’s their new home stadium doing? Glad you asked. November 2024 is still the opening date. The image below shows what it looks like. Make sure to check out this fantastic drone timelapse of it being built over the past year.

Season tix for Fishers Freight and Indy Fuel are still available. You can also finally see the stadium layout and location of each section of tickets!

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The Happenings

Local Author Fair

Why go to a local author fair? To get the inside scoop straight from the source. It’s the perfect place to uncover new genres, meet your local authors, and maybe even get inspired to pen your own tale. Saturday (04/20) at the Forum Event Center from 1-4 pm. (link)

Frog Watch 🐸 

If you’re willing to travel a bit, the City of Zionsville is hosting a frog watch and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Friday night you’ll walk around the Zion Nature Sanctuary and hunt for frogs and toads. Friday (04/19) at 7:30 pm. Registration required.

🎭️ Theatre

You Can’t Take It With You starts May 30 at the Basile Westfield Playhouse.

  • When Alice falls for her boss, Tony, a handsome scion of Wall Street, she fears that their two families – so unlike in manner, politics and finances – will never come together. But why be obsessed by money? After all, you can’t take it with you... tickets here.

Here’s a few more shows happening now:

> Little Shop of Horrors until May 17 at the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre. Tickets here.

> A Case for the Existence of God until April 28 at the Phoenix Theatre. Tickets here.

💚 Earth Day is next Monday. Here’s how to celebrate

Events

> The Earth Day Indiana Festival is on June 1st at Garfield Park. Why not on actual Earth Day? No idea, but April can be unpredictable (see last week’s flood) and June is a great warm month.

> Wasson’s is hosting a free seed bomb workshop for kids. Saturday at 10 am or 11 am. (link)

> Sahm Park Clean-up on Sunday (link)

> Walk the trails with Conner Prairie on Saturday. (link)

> Volunteer for a weed wrangle with HC Invasives. The next one is at Cheeney Creek this Saturday. (link)

Additional info

Everyone in Fishers is in Zone 6a for the USDA Plant Hardiness map. What does this mean? It’s what you should use when figuring out what type of grass you seed with, plants you try to grow, etc. Check out the full map if you live in a surrounding area. Some parts of Indy are Zone 6b (link)

Every National Park is free on Monday. We have three in Indiana: Indiana Dunes National Park, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

Local Business

☕️ Will Biggby Coffee still come to Fishers?

Biggby Coffee Renderings from re-zone proposals

Biggby Coffee is a Michigan-based chain that already has a few shops in surrounding areas. Last December, the owner of a property on 104th/Olio Road was denied a zoning variance. They wanted to build a drive-thru coffee shop on .7 acres, below the minimum of 1 acre 😢 

A reader who was using Apple Maps saw the Biggby business profile on their map, and asked if I knew what’s up. I don’t, but I’d say Biggby making that profile is a sign they still want to make a drive-thru coffee shop happen there!

To see it yourself, search Biggby Coffee on Apple Maps. Their business profile is at 104th Street/Olio Road.

🎨 Context Design

Nickel Plate District by Context Design

Context Design is responsible for many of the land designs you see in Fishers today. I highly recommend gushing over their beautiful hand-drawn concepts of Fishers. I probably spent 5 minutes on the photo above looking at all the detail and comparing it to today. Here is the portfolio for the Nickel Plate District.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐 

🏀 Caitlin Clark was the number one overall pick for the draft… and she’s headed to the Indiana Fever! Exciting times ahead for her and our WNBA team. (link)

Poll workers are needed for the upcoming primary election. Compensation is between $105-200 and $20 in meals. Pretty good deal to help uphold democracy. (link)

A new Meijer in Noblesville is hiring 250 workers for their July opening. (link)

Facebook finds: If you want to join a group of electric unicycle enthusiasts in Indy, this is it. (link)

Carmel is thinking about building a new indoor food hall. (link)

A local resident started a new Lego subscription service. It’s called Brick Drop, and they let you rent out Lego kits. They have 215 unique sets to choose from when you’re a member. Really neat way to try out legos at a fraction of the cost! (link)

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Construction This Week

Here’s what’s new:

  • Between 9 am and 3 pm today, Allisonville Rd/146th will have lanes closed down for construction. One lane should stay open westbound.

  • Construction started Monday on Parkside, Publishers, and Enterprise between 126th and 131st. They are fixing road issues. Expect it to take 1-2 weeks to complete the area.

  • The reconstruction of Britton Park Road (South of the fork) and Trade Center Drive will start on April 18th.

  • One lane should open up on Masters Road starting next Monday

🔥 Go deeper with the full report here.

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