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Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. Don’t let May leaving get you down — June is almost as good ☀️ almost…

In today’s digest:

  • What you think about Meijer

  • Railroad bikes

  • The top low key restaurants in Fishers

  • Weekend preview

— Written by Lindsey Watson and Skyler Braun

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

The Digest

Here’s what you think about the upcoming Meijer on Cyntheanne Road

Whoa. This is easily the closest a poll has been in this newsletter.

The Meijer is not a for sure thing yet, it still needs to make it’s rounds through the city’s process for developing land like that. The next meeting will be the Plan Commission on July 10th. If you want to provide feedback beforehand, you can always reach out by calling, emailing, or showing up to meetings.

The Nickel Plate Rail is now offering rail bikes. This is a pedal-powered adventure fit for four, and you can choose between two excursions:

> The scenic woodlands and farmland of Northern Hamilton County (8-miles roundtrip, roughly 2 hrs)

OR

> The tranquil White River into downtown Noblesville (20 min each way, with potential for an ice cream layover downtown, roughly 1.5 hrs)

Treks are family-friendly, and not too strenuous, so no need to bring your bike gloves (unless you really want to). More info here.

Low key restaurants you should check out this summer

Watching Zac Efron GIF by Baywatch Movie

Fishers Digest went undercover and tried some of your recommendations for low key spots in Fishers. Spoiler: Albasha, Cheeky Bastards, and I Tre Mori made the top five.

See the full list on the City of Fishers website. And let me know if we missed anything!

May is Bike Month (sorry for the late notice)

Sorry team. We may have failed you by forgetting to mention that May is Bike Month. To make up for it, here is an awesome crowdsource map from Central Indiana Ride Guide. Riders can discover (or add) missing amenities for bikers looking for bike lanes, low stress roads, or local bike shops.

As a side note from the Metropolitan Planning Area, the same website mentions a 2016 study on the top 50 most dangerous Intersections in Indianapolis (including Fishers). Can you guess which are in Fishers?

Moving this summer? Talk to Kelly Dather*

The housing market is on fire 🔥 And Kelly Dather and his team continue to find ways to get you top dollar for your home. How? 

By creating a custom plan for you. When you first talk to Kelly, he knows you want to get the most for selling your home. He quickly works with you to figure out what makes your home unique. That slight edge that no other realtor would find. 

When you’re ready, Kelly Dather and team are there to help you sell your home this summer. Get started at The Kelly Dather Real Estate Group | KW Indy Metro Northeast | Fishers, IN | 317-827-2066

The Happenings

Weekend preview 📆

ICYMI from previous issues:

> Earth Day Festival is Saturday at Garfield Park
> Free Fishing Day in Indiana is this Sunday

Swim in a pool of 200,000 LEGO 🧱 

If that sounds interesting to you or your kids, check out Brick Fest at the convention center this Saturday. Build, race, create, and take pics with life size LEGO (like Darth Vader). Saturday-Sunday. Tickets here.

Smash Tournament 🎮️ 

Launch Fishers will be hosting a Super Smash Bros tournament on Saturday, with over 150 people already signed up to play. There will be food trucks, all-day gaming, free casual setups for Smash 64, and a bar for the 21+ crowd. Register here!

Two DuckTASTIC events

Should your weekend plans include rubber ducks? Quackers will be unleashed in both Noblesville and Broad Ripple this Saturday.

Thousands of these little yellow guys can be seen racing to the finish line for hopeful winners looking to be a first finisher. Fastest floaters win prizes, and there will be plenty of other fun for spectators too. 🐥 Duck deets below:

Broad Ripple Duck Race: 5K 10 am, Festival 10 am-1pm, Duck Race 12:30 pm

Noblesville Duck Race: 11am - 1 pm

Woodpeckers, turtles, and owls OH MY

Do you wonder about woodpeckers? Interested in Turtle Talks? Fancy yourself an owl expert? Each weekend in June at Fort Harrison State Park you can find hikes led by local Naturalists who will guide you through a variety of animal topics and fossil finding adventures.

Most hikes and programs are free. More info here through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Coming soon 🔜 

Mark your calendar for the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” session happening at Geist Waterfront Park on Thursday, 6/20 from 11AM-1PM.

The free lesson will be part of an annual global drowning prevention event launched by the World Waterpark Association in 2010. Demonstrations for newbies will be given every 30 minutes during the event. Here’s to water fun in the sun while learning to swim safely!

🎶 Live Music

Farmer’s Market shows

List of market shows in June

🧽 Big Bubble Rave

Bikini Bottom is coming to The Vogue this Saturday. For just $17 you can jam to pineapple life under the sea. Tickets here.

Not up for a rave? Check out our complete live music venues on our site below 👇️

📲 Want to see your business here? Email me to get a highlight. It’s free!

Nothing in this section is sponsored. It’s just something you should know.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐 

A groundbreaking for the first Wawa in Indiana is June 6th. You’ll find them at 3835 E. 96th Street in Keystone (WTHR)

Allisonville Road is re-opening on June 9. And heads up, this means 141st/SR 37 will shut down soon after for construction. (WISH-TV)

Want to see what it’s like to be the jets that flyover the Indy 500 on race day? Checkout this POV (Instagram)

View the exhilarating final lap of Indy 500 (Instagram NBC)

Where is the best place to get cheap beer in Fishers? The American Legion in Fortville. Guys, just trust us on this one. And no, you don’t need to be a veteran to drink and have a good time here. All are welcome 🍺 

Cul-De-Sac Drills start this weekend in certain neighborhoods (Fishers Digest)

Launch Fishers has “launched” two new podcasting studios — and they’re free for you to use. The money for the rooms was given by the IEDC as a grant (Current in Fishers)

Fast 🌳 Facts

The City of Fishers dropped some fast facts from the Department of Public Works. Enjoy:

  • 60 trees planted at Billericay Park

  • 40 trees planted on Allisonville Road

  • 1000+ sidewalk panels in Fishers neighborhoods

Weekly recap

Here’s what readers clicked the most last week 🏆️

  • Find out if Cul De Sac drills will be in your neighborhood this summer (link)

  • All the times there was a rain delay at the Indy 500 (link)

  • Why homeowners on the Nickel Plate Trail were paid 7.6 million (link)

Local Business

A tiny CityWalk model

Wanas Group model of CityWalk photo

It’s funny, the soon-to-be tallest building in Fishers has a tiny model showing that off. The developers of the new CityWalk project made a model with some neat photos of what it will look like once it’s finished. Check them out on their Facebook page.

This is a vegan burger and…

Beyond Meat Burger

It’s coming to Fishers for one day only. The super popular Atlanta-based restaurant Slutty Vegan is taking over Tako Seoul on June 4th from 6 - 11 pm. Tako Seoul is located in downtown Fishers, and you won’t want to miss this 5 hour vegan pop-up 🔥 

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