⛵️ Curious places to go

PLUS: pop-up shop, misspelling peonies, and your construction report

Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. Does anyone else feel like 2024 is moving a little too fast?

🌧️ Today's weather: Showers, with a high near 61°.

In today’s digest:

  • Curious places in Indy

  • Merch drop

  • Misspelling peonies

  • Construction report

This issue is 1,303 words, a 4-minute read.

The Digest

🗺️ Need a spring break idea? Here are curious things to see and do

Have you heard of the Atlas Obscura? It’s the Wikipedia of the most curious places and things to see. With spring break approaching, it’s a neat tool to discover a new place or two here in Indy or on your travels. Here’s a selection of some that are close to Fishers (if you’re sticking around):

  • The Pink Elephant drinking a martini in Fortville. The ice cream shop next door has a flavor in its honor! (link)

  • The Noblesville Museum that once held Charles Manson (link)

  • Crown Hill Cemetery. The highest point in Indy and grave of the most famous bank robber in US history, John Dillinger. Linking his story because it’s fascinating (link)

  • The Indiana Medical History Museum (link)

  • Indy’s Teeny Statue of Liberty Museum (link)

Honorable mention if you’re willing to make the drive: The world’s largest ball of paint. 

There are many more around us, which you can view using their map. Their mobile app is also handy if you’re traveling.

A police scholarship

For 15 years, the Fishers Police Corps has awarded scholarships to high school seniors pursuing criminal justice. Students can apply with a 500-word essay to hopefully earn $1,500 for college. Application deadline is this Friday.

Merch should look good. No one wants junk shirts made with cheap materials for something you might wear only once. And that’s exactly why I worked with a local Fishers designer to create something beautiful ❤️‍🔥 

This is a limited-time pop-up shop and the only place to get Fishers Digest gear. You get it now or never. The store will be open until Friday. 5% of every order will go directly to a Fishers-based charity helping build a school.

The Happenings

Trying a bit of a new format for upcoming events. Let me know if you like it.

10 years of Books n Brews

Books n Brew’s Mothership location will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. They plan to have specials on everything in the store, live music all day, and some special food items from the smoker! 10 years of retail business is an incredible achievement 🫡 Details here.

Star Wars Trivia 🛰️ 

What food is the Millennium Falcon based on? A hamburger

What was George Lucas's (creator of Star Wars)dog name? Indiana

What species in Star Wars is based on Indiana? Wookies (like Chewbacca!)

If you already know these, you’ll have a great Wednesday night at Parks Place Pub. It's Star Wars Trivia Night on Wednesday (03/27) from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more.

Revved up with the Pacers

Ascension St. Vincent and the Pacers are hosting an afternoon of family fun this Saturday. There will be prize wheels, face painters, balloon artists, inflatable games, caricature artists, and more. Plus, you'll have a chance to meet Pacers center Myles Turner (between 3-4 pm), Pacemates and Boomer. Details here.

🎭️ Theatre

Two new shows started and go on until early April.

> And I Will Follow by Bennett Ayres at the Phoenix Theatre is now showing until April 7th. This murder mystery is set in the 1900s and follows the life of a veteran reporter. Tickets here.

> Herding Cats by Neil Martin is a comedy for all ages. It follows the life of a cat who helps save their owner’s job 😂 (link)

Civil Meetings

The Board of Public Safety meets today at 9 am at the City Services Building (12175 Visionary Way). The agenda includes renewing a contract for a TV show competition called Make48 that will air on PBS. It will be hosted at the Maker Playground from May 3rd to 5th.

🎶 Live Music

Tuesday
Dusty Bo | Tin Roof | 5pm
Happy To Do It | Melody Inn | 7pm
Blackberry Jam | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm 
For The Fallen Dreams | Black Circle | 6pm
Too Many Zooz  | Old National Centre | 7:30pm
Colin Hay | Clyde Theatre | 8pm
Two Step Tuesday with The Coldhearts | Duke’s Indy | 7pm
Paul Holdman & Gordon Bonham | Apres Jack’s | 7:30pm

Wednesday
Charlotte Sands | HI-FI Indianapolis | 8pm
Matt Waters | Tin Roof | 10pm
Proper Dose | Melody Inn | 7pm
Tommy Baldwin | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm 
The Glorious Sons x Southall | The Vogue Theatre | 8pm
Adam Ant  | Old National Centre | 8pm

Thursday
Miki Fiki + MFFRED | LO-FI Lounge | 7pm
Armchair Boogie | HI-FI Indianapolis | 9pm
Pom Teddy | Tin Roof | 11pm
John Sheets-O-Rama | Melody Inn | 7pm
Altered Thurzdaze w/ VAMPA | The Mousetrap | 9pm
Latin Dance Party | The Jazz Kitchen | 6pm 
Ledisi  | Old National Centre | 7:30pm
LANY  | Old National Centre | 8pm
Goalkeeper, Floorspace, farfromit | Hoosier Dome | 6:30pm
Joel Gragg Trio | Apres Jack’s | 7:30pm

Check out our Instagram for more live music.

Local Business

🍣 Maybe coming: A revolving sushi bar

Could Fishers be getting a revolving sushi bar? Fishers has a health dashboard, which makes it easy to see restaurant grades, permits, and more. One name on that list is a curious one: Kura Sushi. Last month, they applied for and were granted a retail food permit, with an expected open date in late October. They’ll be found next to a new Kilwin’s at the Whistle Drive development.

There were rumors that a sushi place would open here. I’ve tried contacting their media team but haven’t heard back. I wonder if this is it! 👀 

🍜 Definitely coming: Kyu Ramen

I know I know. It’s not in Fishers, but it's worth mentioning anyway. Because Kyu Ramen is 🔥. They have over 120 locations in Asia alone, so you know it’s gonna be good. You’ll find them on Mass Ave in downtown Indy when they announce an official opening date.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐 

Fishers High School track team made 2nd place at the Hoosier State Relays. Congrats 👏 (link)

A man from Fishers bragged about driving 170 mph before being caught by the police. (link)

We’ve joked in this newsletter Chick-fil-A should move into the old O’Charley’s spot on 116th. So here’s some news. As of yesterday, along with many other restaurants, they are discontinuing their “no antibiotics in chicken” pledge. (link)

LarryinFishers interviews the mayor about history and taxes. (link)

The only tickets left for the Fishers Basketball State game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse are nosebleeds. But hey, it’s still in person! You can buy tickets here. If you need a code when purchasing, try 9utHEe

A Butler Astronomy professor teaches you how to look at the sun and take pictures during the eclipse. (link)

An innocent accident from 18 years ago

A reader shared this story with me over the weekend. The story goes in 2006, for about 2 hours, Allisonville Nursery forgot a few letters when advertising their peonies 🤣

I would love to know if anyone else remembers this and can explain more!

Construction This Week

Here’s what’s new:

  • The Brooks Chase Neighborhood is next on the list for sidewalk repairs. These are only in areas where there is a toe or tripping hazard. No driveways

  • At some point, parts of Masters Road may close down for an Indianapolis project. The official word is sometime between now and April.

🔥 Go deeper with the full report here.

Thanks!

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