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Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. Where we turn your local news dial to a 12/10 with ONLY stuff you should know 🔥 

In today’s digest:

  • Proposed event center parking

  • Outdoor gym coming?

  • Fortville also wants to annex land

  • Construction report

— Written by Lindsey Watson and Skyler Braun

This issue is 1,465 words, a 5-minute read.

The Digest

Proposed parking fees for the Fishers Event Center

2024 is rolling by and we’re getting close to the Fishers Event Center opening. So close that they’re starting to discuss what parking fees might look like! The above table shows how much parking might cost when it opens in November. They plan to operate it as a commercial lot.

A free outdoor gym?

Fishers might soon offer free fitness for all! Kidding… sort of. Back in June, City Council approved a resolution that would accept a grant from the National Fitness Campaign to build an outdoor fitness court.

The 38x38 open-air gym (location still TBD) would offer a variety of equipment for all abilities and fitness levels. Each machine will have a QR code and visuals built in for convenience.

Approval is still needed for the costs of the project, and you’d have to wait until 2025 to cancel those gym memberships 😆

Everyone wants these neighborhoods!

Area in blue is the same part Fortville and Fishers want to annex. Published in the Fortville March 2023 comprehensive plan

In Fortville’s July Town Council meeting, they shared part of their growth plans from 2023 include a few of the neighborhoods in Fishers’ plan. So they plan to talk to the City of Fishers about their options for it… which might prove difficult since it crosses county lines for them.

But hey. Whether the area becomes Fishers or Fortville, the school district will stay HSE.

What Should You Do Before Selling Your Home This July? ☀️

As a top-rated realtor, I know exactly what sells in Fishers during the summer. July is prime time 🎆 The homes I’m selling are flying off the market, especially when they’re perfectly prepped for buyers. Here's a few of my best tips on how to make your home stand out:

Try a fresh coat of paint, surrounded by blooming flowers. Buyers are drawn to clean, decluttered spaces and love envisioning their summer nights on a staged patio. Even overlooked things like tilting your blinds the right way can make all the difference.

If you need help making your home irresistible, contact me today. I’ll help you prepare your home to impress and sell quickly and for top dollar. Your perfect buyer is just a call away! The Kelly Dather Real Estate Group | KW Indy Metro Northeast | Fishers, IN | 317-827-2066

The Happenings

21+ Beach Night

Get your babysitter’s number warm because Fishers is planning to host a “Park After Dark”. Open to anyone 21+ there will be alcohol, food trucks, fire pits, and yard games. No registration is required but they recommend you bring your own chairs/towels! Saturday (07/13) from 8 - 11 pm.

Support local 🍺 🍷 

Need dinner plans this week? Head over to Four Day Ray Brewing in Fishers tomorrow, and any Tuesday this month, between 4-9pm and 5% of your meal will support BBBSCI (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana)!

The Summer Maker’s Market is happening at Daniel’s Vineyard this Sunday, July 14th from 1-4 PM. Browse the local vendors offering soap, candles, and local boutique goods while also sippin’ a glass of wine. P.S. the weather is looking good ☀️

Attn: art enthusiasts

There’s a Jackson Pollock Make-It -Take-It class on Friday at the Fishers Art Center. Learn about the “Pollock process” and make your own painting to take home. Register here.

Civic meetings this week 🔨 

The City of Fishers has a new system for looking at public meeting agendas. I recommend checking it out! This week the board of public safety, armed services commission, arts and culture commission, plat committee, finance committee, PUD committee, and plan commission are meeting. Phew 😮‍💨 

🏫 The HSE School Board is meeting on Wednesday at 6 pm at the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Central Office located at 13485 Cumberland Road. Livestream here.

Coming soon 🔜 

Mark your calendars for the Mass Ave Mile Summer Festival and Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 20 from 11 AM - 5 PM. The Festival Hub at the 600 Block of Mass Ave will have a unique sidewalk sale featuring jewelry, clothes, art, pop up performances, and live music.

Bottleworks will host their popular vendor fair during the same time. This a great opportunity to support local makers and experience the Mass Ave Cultural Arts District.

🍦Friendly PSA

National Ice Cream Day is in a few weeks on July 21st. That is all.

Two Show Tuesday 🎭️ 

We’re back with the popular two show Tuesday! Here’s what we got for you:

  • Lobster Palooza at the Indy Opera. Details here.

  • Young Frankenstein, the Musical at the Red Barn Theatre. Details here.

Local Business

Cumberland Cottages coming soon 🔜 

Rendering of the Cumberland Cottages on 141st/Cumberland Road

The Cumberland Cottages are a small series of homes offering affordable housing options in Fishers. When they opened up applications on May 9, they were fully leased within 24 hours with a waiting list of over 30 applicants. If you drive past them on 141st/Cumberland Road - they are really beautiful homes! They were scheduled to finish in late June, but look to be finishing up final construction touches. Learn more about HAND and the cottages here.

A Tiburon review 🦞 

Tiburon, the sister restaurant to Monterey in Carmel, opened a few weeks ago on the corner of 116th and the Nickel Plate Trail. If you have a chance for an upcoming date night, I (Lindsey) highly recommend booking it here!

Don’t miss the Lobster Bisque, the Miso Butter Sea Bass, and pretty much the entirety of the sushi menu. DELICIOUS!

The restaurant is beautiful and modern. There’s also a fun, community-seating style option to sit across from new friends at the al fresco bartop. And if any of our readers happen to be Tiburon staff (ahem!), I’m happy to review the rest of the menu 😉

Anyone know what’s up with Patachou?

We don’t. There seems to be a stall in the construction of Café Patachou on 116th. Anyone have the scoop? Let us know by replying to this email.

We’ll be waiting patiently on the beloved croissant French toast and BLT Patachou.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐 

🦈 Discovery’s Shark Week is back, an annual summer tradition. This year it’s being hosted by none other than… JOHN CENA! (Discovery)

The Indiana Happy Hour Group is now 200 strong! Join the largest FB group in Indiana for all things Happy Hour 🍻 (Facebook)

The public hearing about the proposed new Meijer in Fishers, originally planned for July 10, has been postponed to August. Community response on this topic has been well… polarizing, to the say the least (Larry in Fishers)

This is one of the coolest pieces of material I’ve seen the City put out in a while. It’s a text-highlight reel of the many of the places and things that have been redeveloped or funded in Fishers since 2008. View it here.

MOTW at Castleton is closed now that their two year lease is up. But their Fishers location is around and ready to serve you great coffee! (IBJ*) May require subscription

Carmel Public Library wants to teach you how to use AI in everyday life. (Carmel Library)

Here is how Hurricane Beryl will affect Indiana (IndyStar)

Construction This Week

Hey, let’s talk. Twice now over the past week I myself have been caught off guard by construction/traffic. For example, I can’t find info on the work being done on Olio/Southeastern Parkway roundabout near Saxony but it’s got me good twice.

So here’s my recommendation to you: use your maps this summer. There is a heck of a lot of stuff going on and it gets very hard to track. It’s going to be your easiest and best bet to avoid getting stuck places.

New this week:

  • Fishers is into phase 3A for 96th Street and Allisonville Road. There will be a slight shift in traffic while they work on the driveway for the Circle K gas station.

  • Here is the list of ramps closing around 465 on Friday for three weeks

View the full construction report for the week here.

Thanks!

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