Broad Ripple Gazette Volume 16 Number 25 (December 20, 2019 - January 10, 2020)

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The Broad Ripple Gazette Including the Cultural Districts and Midtown: Meridian-Kessler, Butler-Tarkington, and Meridian St.

Memories pages 1-20

Dec. 20 - Jan. 9, 2020

The Collector’s Edition

What in the world has been going on for the last 16 years?!? And how did we get here? The Broad Ripple Gazette started out in May 2004 as a four page Black & White paper. I used a school newspaper printer out of Georgia and they shipped the papers to me via UPS. I delivered them after work to stores and restaurants. I have no idea what I was thinking. I was an electrical engineer at RCA who had never worked on any kind of paper

Rare photo of your editor. I am laying out issue #6 in 2004.

and could barely write. Computer programs and electronic equations were what I was writing. (Although, I did run the Continental Press in my parent’s basement during my high school years. I printed wedding invitations, stationery, business cards, memo pads, and even magic tricks on vintage letterpress printing equipment.) In about 2000, I found a document in my parent’s files that was an onionskin copy of the list of Broad Ripple residents that had signed a 1922 petition to stop the City of Indianapolis from annexing the Town of Broad Ripple. That effort failed, of course, and Broad Ripple became part of Indy. I made a website ( to publish that petition and start gathering the history of Broad Ripple to preserve it. A couple of years later I decided to grow that effort with a physical paper in an attempt to gather more documents and photos from readers. It grew and grew. I had to take two days off work every two weeks to do the deliveries. Eventually I had to take an early retirement because working full time and publishing the paper was too much. Now, after hand-delivering more that 2 million papers, it became clear that we have to find a less wear-and-tear-on-the-editor way to do this. That is where comes in. Roughly the same content (yes, because of your feedback, even the puzzles) can be delivered to your email and is available on the website. Same news, more pictures, easier searching for past content (and less walking for me). Please join us at to sign up for the free email delivery. I hope some advertisers will come along too so we can keep this going.

This last paper issue of the Broad Ripple Gazette will only contain remembrances of the past 16 years. All of the new BR News and Columns is available at and will be sent to our email subscribers. We don’t have the room for a look back and the current news in the paper version. You can see the contents of the news on page 5 of this issue.

The Stats • • • • • • •

Thanks to ALL of the advertisers over the years. Without them the Gazette could not be published. They supplied the printing costs for the last 16 years that total over $560,000!

16 years 395 issues 2,340,000 papers picked up by readers roughly 56,160,000 pages about 386,000 pounds of paper 53 volunteer contributors (columnists, reports, photographers, etc.) Over 400 distribution locations over the years

Top Ten Column Runs as of Dec 6 (in issues): 1) 381 - C.W. Pruitt II - Poetic Thoughts 2) 360 - Jill A. Ditmire - The Wine Scene as seen by The Broad of Ripple 3) 355 - Nora Spitznogle - Buzzing Around Broad Ripple 4) 354 - Brandt Carter - Right In My Own Backyard 5) 237 - Mario Morone - feature articles 6) 193 - Laura Minor - Gettin’ Ripped in Ripple 7) 160 - Douglas Carpenter - Recipes: Now & Then 8) 157 - Rev. Tim Rassmussen - Life’s Ripples 9) 140 - Bill Malcolm - Round the Ripple 10) 139 - Susan Smith - Howling at the Moon See more on all of the contributors at

The Top Ten Longest advertising runs (in issues): 1) 394 - Bike Line, started in issue Volume 1, Issue #2. 2) 391 - Good Earth Natural Food Store 391 - Broad Ripple Kiwanis 3) 389 - Broad Ripple Dental 389 - Broad Ripple Brewpub 4) 387 - Edward Jones - Kevin Schloneger 5) 375 - Hughey Automotive 6) 386 - Bright Ideas 7) 354 - Rene’s Bakery 8) 351 - Angie Mercer Insurance 9) 339 - Douglas David Fine Art 10) 332 - Broad Ripple State Farm - Elizabeth Marshall

The Top Gazette pickup spots: Thanks to ALL of the Gazette pickup locations who offered the paper to their customers. The top two places where you got copies of the Gazette were: 1) Broad Ripple McDonald’s - over 200,000 copies 2) Broad Ripple Kroger - over 100,000 copies

The Gazette has had many contributors over the last 16 years. They include writers, photographers, deliverers, copy editors, office helpers, and more. Here is the list I came up with. I no doubt left someone off. They are kind of in order of their joining the Gazette staff.

Rev. Timothy Rasmussen, Mark Rumreich, Elizabeth Hague, Douglas Carpenter, Paul Walker, Robert Alloway, John S. Hague, Ben Hatch, Bob Schmidt, Bob Henninger, R. Cody Fague, C.W. Pruitt II, Abbie Smith, Mark Ohlman, Brandt Carter, Merryn Gluys, Molly Dagon, Ihnna Han, Jay Williams, Kristen Leep, Jill A. Ditmire, Nora Spitznogle, Candance Lasco, Rick Zeigler, Heidi Huff, Sally Kellerhals, Lisa Battiston, Conrad Cortellini, Bob Kawaguchi, Sarah Davis, Ashley Plummer, Michael Walker, Norm Tucker, Rebecca Davidson, Kurt Schroeder, Tammy Lieber, Susan Smith, Dorothy Young, Reesa Kossoff, Mario Morone, Theresa Kolbus, Ashlee McCann, Vivian Bray, Laura Minor, Mark Cline, Susan Machledt, Hannah Waltz, Chuck “Frog” Russell, Martin Chittum, Mark Dickhaus, Bill Malcolm, Alison Graham, Vanessa Cleary, Melissa Kidulas, Laura Minor, Elizabeth Morse.

Sign up for free Broad Ripple news delivery via email Thanks go out to all of the readers who have already signed up for the free email delivery of the Broad Ripple news via the RandomRipplings. com website. Also, thanks for your kind words of support for this new electronic version. Random Ripplings, the main news feature of the Broad Ripple Gazette, is the name of the new electronic Broad Ripple news service. You can take a look at the new electronic version at and you can also sign up for free email delivery there. We have gotten enough feedback asking us to include a printable puzzle page in the new Random Ripplings, so we have included them. If you want to support local news and promote your business, has a few sponsor ad slots left. Sign up at The new Broad Ripple portal is the way to access all things Broad Ripple. From the wheel you can access the current news Random Ripplings and the news archives of the Broad Ripple Gazette going back to 2004. You can visit the site, the Broad Ripple business directory and maps on VirtualBroadRipple. com along with the Historic Photo Archive on that site, and the Local Contacts list, the Current Event Calendar, and a page of food and drink specials. Restaurants and bars can include their specials on the site at no cost. Contact us at

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BRHS student R. Cody Fague drew cartoons for the Gazette. Here is his first one from Volume 1 in 2004:

Ripple: Rendered

by R. Cody Fague

The Gazette is pleased to announce the addition of an artist to our paper. R. Cody Fague is a 17-year-old student attending Broad Ripple High School in both the Art and Humanities magnet programs. Cody has lived in Broad Ripple all his life and loves it. He created the artwork for the Holy Nelter bagel sandwich at Ripple Bagel Deli. “I’ve been drawing my whole life, probably just silly stuff like cartoons the longest, but

art has always been the most enjoyable pastime of mine,” said Cody. “The art magnet at BRHS has really helped me develop my skill and give me some direction. Hopefully I’ll end up in an art school, and major in graphic design. I’m still partially undecided, but I definitely want to go into art.” Cody has many ideas for Ripple: Rendered. It will be exciting to see them in print.

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Calendar .Sights.Sounds.Places.

We covered it in 2004 when they razed this old house at 6320 N. College Avenue to build a bank. We now compile a timeline of razings available at

thru Jan. 1

Christmas Nights of Lights State Fairgrounds

Dec. 21


BR Winter Farmer’s Market

Dec. 21


Longest Night Service

Dec. 24


Christmas Carol Singalong #2

Dec. 26 -Jan. 31 for BR News Business Directory, Maps, etc. $7 per person

Liter House

5301 Winthrop Ave 9 am to noon

Broad Ripple United Methodist Church 6 pm

Red Key Tavern 5170 N. College Ave 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Christmas Tree Drop Off

BR Park 1550 Broad Ripple Ave

Dec. 31


Midnight in London - NYE for the kiddos

Dec. 31


NYE at the Vogue

Jan. 26


Pawn Shop Pub Chili Cook-Off

Jan. 28


BRVA Land Use and Development Meeting

Jan. 31


Tootsie Pops Concert

Aristocrat 5212 N. College Ave Free The Vogue 6259 N. College Ave

4:30 pm to 7 pm

9 pm

Pawn Shop Pub 2222 E. 54th [OO31] 5 pm

Purdue Polytechnic HS 1405 Broad Ripple Ave 6 pm North Central High School 5:30 pm

Calendar items are subject to change without notice.

BR News - BR Business Directory/Maps BR Gazette archives - BR History website

Calendar .Social.Business.Service. Jan. 7


Broad Ripple Toastmasters

Jan. 7


Ripple Effect chapter of Business Networks Intl

Jan. 7


Broad Ripple Kiwanis Mtg.

Jan. 14


North Side Optimist Club Meeting

Jan. 16


Open In Indiana Broad Ripple Business Connect

Lutheran Church 526 E. 52nd St. Tuesdays at 7 am Riviera Club, 5640 N Illinois St. Tuesdays at 7:30 am

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Binkley’s Kessler & College [KK23]

(2nd/4th Tues)

Fresh Thyme Market comm. rm. 6301 College [F3] noon Old National Bank

6135 College Ave. 3 pm to 5 pm

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Paul Walker grew up at 66th and Ferguson and wrote many articles for the Gazette about those days. Here is one of them from Volume 2 in 2005:

Reminiscences of Old Broad Ripple by Paul Walker

A movie house opened on 63rd Street next to Zivien’s drygoods [Rock & a Hard Place General Store today][2019: Warfleigh Barber & Supply], years before the Vogue. We attended Saturday afternoons and saw a western, a serial, a comedy, coming attractions and a Pathe news reel — all for 10 cents (if we had 10 cents). On Cornell, across from the White River dam, stood Veregge’s. We kids could order candy, pop, gum and popsicles from the outside. It was an extremely popular place for us and for fishermen, as bait and tackle were sold there. North of Veregge’s stood an ice-house, just before Cornell turned and crossed over the river. I remember going in, in the summer and noting how cold it was. The floor was of ice, marked off into manageable chunks by dividers. Beside the ice-house lived the Boardman family, whose back yard ended at the Monon tracks. The Boardman house is now Merill Stage Equipment on Westfield Boulevard [2019: now Hotel Broad Ripple]. There was a siding at that point. On the siding were empty box-cars, most having some sort of smelly sawdust in them, used for packing or insulating. Frank Boardman, a very enterprising 15-year-old, availed himself of this packing. He laid out a miniature golf course in his backyard and tamped the stuff down for the balls to roll on. His younger sister Sheryll was one of the prettiest girls in town. poster courtesy of Cathy Johnson The area below the dam was A movie poster from the Broad Ripple Theatre, 818 a popular fishing spot. My E. 63rd. (now Chi-Dogs & More). The film advertised brothers and the neighborhood in the 1927 version of Resurrection. boys spent much free time there. They would catch crawdads and roast them on sticks over an open fire.

On one occasion I tried to cross the dam on the apron to where my brother John was fishing. I was nine years old at the time. The apron was slick with wet moss and down I went into the 9-foot undertow. I could not swim. John, fortunately, had Schaeffer lifesaving training, so he pulled me out, pumped the water out of me, and saved my life. He died in World War II in an explosion of his bomber on which he was bombardier-navigator. My family was a couple of jumps away from the Civil War in time. Old Grandma Boggs who lived in the “camps”, saw Union soldiers washing their socks and other garments in the canal near where the Guilford bridge now stands. Also, the mother of my friend Ben Stokes was the niece of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and she did not let us forget it. She called Mr. Stokes and us boys “damn Yankees”, but she did smile when she said it! They also treasured a Confederate Calvary saber. She named her boys Manning Lee Stokes, Robert Lee Stokes, and Benjamin McCutcheon Stokes (McCutcheon was probably her maiden name). Their sister was named after the Confederate state of Virginia. The Stokes lived in the house on the northwest corner of Cornell [now Winthrop] and 63rd Street [now Broad Ripple Avenue]. We covered when Ralph Stanley played the Vogue in 2004. (the image quality is poor due to the cameras back in 2004)

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The winners of this past quiz were What’s In The Shepherd’s Pie? It’s Making Us Horse with 17 points. The winners of the Best Team Name Competition were also What’s In The Shepherd’s Pie? It’s Making Us Horse. Thrillers 1. The 1967 movie Wait Until Dark tells the story of a woman, played by Audrey Hepburn, who has recently been disabled, being terrorized by a group of criminals. What is her disability? 2. What nickname is given to the serial killer played by Ted Levine who is being pursued by Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, in 1991’s Silence Of The Lambs? 3. What Canadian born actor played the title role in the 1971 thriller Klute? 4. What song does the deranged fan, played by Jessica Walter, ask the DJ, played by Clint Eastwood, to play repeatedly in a thriller released in 1971? Directional Adjectives 1. What was the name of the company that published John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s music written while they were with The Beatles? 2. What now defunct airlines was once owned by the World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker? 3. What action film released in 1981, directed by Walter Hill and starring Keith Caradine, tells the story of Louisiana National Guardsmen being chased through a bayou by a group of local Cajuns that they’ve angered? 4. What was the most successful novel published by Erich Maria Remarque? Fantasy Creatures 1. Stheno and Euryale were the sisters of what figure from Greek mythology? 2. What name was given to a humanoid creature left behind by an elf or troll in place of a kidnapped child? 3. What legendary creature lends its name to an NHL team? 4. What was unusual about the hut of the witch Baba Yaga from Russian folklore? Fill in the Blanks 1. Old trade route between Europe and Asia: The _____ Road? 2. Musical-inspiring poetry by T. S. Eliot: Old _____ Book of _____ Cats? 3. Rugby Union Tournament: The _____ Nations? 4. The Southern Lights: Aurora _____? Tin Pan Alley 1. In the 1895 song The Band Played On what color is the hair of the girl that the song’s hero, Casey, waltzes with? 2. What are the next two words in the following lyrics of a song from 1899: “Hello, ma baby, hello ma honey, hello ma _____”? 3. The music to the song Swanee, was written in 1919 by what renowned composer when he was only twenty years old? Despite going on to write far more highly acclaimed works, it became his biggest hit ever when it was recorded by Al Jolson. 4. What 1897 song, composed by Paul Dresser, was adopted as the state song of Indiana in 1913?

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Mark Rumreich wrote Pizza Scene from 2004 to 2011, reviewing 40 pizza joints in the Village. Here is one from 2004. Paco’s space is empty today.

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Molly Dagon wrote Coffee Corner from 2005 to 2006. Other barista column writers were Abbie Smith from 2004 to 2005 and Heidi Huff from 2006 to 2007.

by Mark Rumreich

Paco’s has been in business since 1992, and has seen many changes over the years. The original restaurant, Paco’s Express, opened at 737 Broad Ripple Avenue to satisfy the craving for late-night munchies in Broad Ripple. In October 1998, Jeff Colter, along with friends Joe and Pam Haig, opened a second restaurant, Paco’s Cantina, right down the street at 723 Broad Ripple Avenue (now the home of Dick’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q). Paco’s Cantina was a much larger establishment, with a bar, extended menu, and expanded seating. When the larger establishment closed, the Paco’s Cantina name and signs were transferred to the Paco’s Express restaurant. One of the trademarks of Paco’s is the huge collection of customer photos covering the walls. This started when Colter noticed how many people enjoyed looking at a Polaroid photo of an employee taped to the Coke machine. Colter decided to use his photography skills to attract and entertain his customers. He began taking simple photographs of customers in the restaurant or while standing in line, but then decided to try something a little more fun - he began distributing hula-hoops to his customers waiting in line. The rest is history, and can be seen covering the walls. Paco’s Cantina is open until 5 am - two hours after the bars close. It still caters to the late night crowd in search of munchies, but also provides a quick stop for lunch. It provides immediate gratification with pizza by the slice, breadsticks, tacos and burritos. No fancy Paco’s Cantina 737 Broad Ripple Ave pizza toppings to contemplate here - just a hot slice of cheesy, chewy goodness. In spite of its humble abode, Paco’s makes their own Mon-Sat 11am - 5am dough with extra virgin olive oil - no prefab cardboard Sun 6pm - 2 AM crusts here. The sauce is tangy and generously applied. There’s lots of mozzarella, and the sausage and pepperoni are tasty. This is just what you need after surveying the Broad Ripple pub scene!

Mark Rumreich has been vigilantly surveying the pizza scene in the Indianapolis area for over two decades. He is an avid home brewer, has written for several magazines, and is the author of the Car Stereo Cookbook.

Coffee Corner by Molly Dagon

Café Definitions What is a barista? How do you pull a shot? And how do you tamp? Once inside a café a customer may hear such terms as barista, tamping, breve, and my own invented term “room to drive”. But what are these things? Even the size and names of drinks baffle patrons. So let’s clarify exactly what a barista is. A barista is the person who works in a café, but more specifically it is the person who physically makes the drinks. Before the barista makes a drink he/she will tamp the espresso grind. This means that pressure is being applied to the espresso head (the place where the espresso grind is held during extraction) using a round shaped mallet that fits the size of the espresso head. The act of tamping is important and crucial to the outcome of the shot pulled. Pulling a shot refers to the act of extracting the espresso. Good shots are pulled between 20-25 seconds; any shorter or longer than that is considered an under or over-extracted shot. The barista has only 10 seconds to get a shot into a drink before it is considered “dead”. There are also terms specific to how a drink should be made like breve or skinny. Breve means the customer wants the drink made with half and half, while skinny refers to skim milk. An au lait is half coffee and half steamed milk. A latte is espresso, steamed milk, and a little steamed foam at the top. Not to be confused with the latte is the cappuccino. A cappuccino is like an equation: 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 foam. It can be made wet or dry based upon the customer’s preference. Wet means that the cappuccino has more steamed milk than foam, while dry means it has more foam than steamed milk. To discern if a cappuccino is made correctly, it should feel very light (compared to a latte) when lifted. Finally, a mocha is the same thing as a latte but with chocolate. If someone walks into a café but cannot decipher what size beverage to get because the size names are foreign, it is acceptable to ask for small, medium, or large. I promise the barista will be able to understand what size you desire even if you do not use the fancy names. I coined the term (or at least I believe I did) “room to drive”, which means the customer wants a regular coffee without room for cream but still room at the top so there is no excess spilling. One personal qualm I encounter many times is when someone orders beans and I ask the person what they need the beans ground for. Usually the customer laughs at me and replies sarcastically, “For a coffee maker!” Well duh, what I meant was does it need to be ground for a cone shaped filter, flat bottom filter, French press, percolator, espresso, etc (the list goes on). Hopefully these definitions make the café an easy place to understand and utilize! Molly Dagon is the manager of the Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co. located at 1114 E. 52nd Street. There are two other Broad Ripple area locations: 6229 Carrollton Avenue and 4930 N. Pennsylvania Street. Email coffee/tea questions & comments to

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Alan Hague Regular Contributors: C.W. Pruitt II, Nora Spitznogle, Brandt Carter, Bob Schmidt, Jill A. Ditmire, Mario Morone, C. "Frog" Russell, Heidi HuffHague, Vanessa Cleary, Elizabeth Morse. -0-

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The Broad Ripple Gazette Conrad Cortellini wrote Green Broad Ripple from 2006 to 2008, Here is one from 2006:

Green Broad Ripple by Cortellini

What is Green – An Overview Thinking Green compels us, here at the dawn of this new millennium, to assess our relationship, as human beings, to technology – a term used here to include industry. The Industrial Revolution, which began at the dawn of the 18th century with Thomas Newcomen’s invention of the steam-driven pump, completely altered societies throughout the world. The enormous impact of the changes brought to us by this dynamic has affected all aspects of our lives, our psyche, our self-perceptions, our relationship to nature, and our expectations for the future. Technology has not only brought many marvelous benefits to our everyday lives, but also, to some minds, elevated our species to a higher level of evolution. Technological Man is higher on the evolutionary scale than Agrarian Man. Yet the ills of a technological society became apparent almost as soon as the first steam engine, fired by coal, began to severely pollute the atmosphere. It is an understatement to say that the rapid switching from agrarian rural life to urban slum life, with factory grime-choked air and open sewers festering with disease; did not make for a happy circumstance for the average peasant. These conditions, in fact, gave birth to the Arts and Crafts Movement and a style of design and architecture to which Broad Ripple, today, can rightly lay a modest claim. The Arts and Crafts Movement, as the Industrial Revolution, was born in England and migrated to America where it flourished from roughly 1880 to 1920. The movement was a revolt against the industrialization of life. The founders and proponents of the movement saw factory work as dehumanizing and unfulfilling and the manufactured object lacking in the beauty and intrinsic value of the unique hand made object. They asked “…what would become of a people so caught up in the quick production and consumption of mere things?” They brought into question whether progress was worth the price. They made a call “…to integrate labor and art, lend beauty to everyday acts and objects, and seek coherence, unity, and simplicity in all aspects of life, for all people.” These are wonderfully Green concepts from a century ago. Most are still poetically relevant today. Yet today, it is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine a way that we can return to an agrarian way of life devoid of technology even as we come face to face with the realization that our technological impact is degrading the biosphere at such an alarming rate that instead of elevating us to the next level of evolution, Technology may well be leading us to our extinction in the not too distant future. A New Day is Dawning! This was declared by Ray Anderson in his keynote speech at Greenbuild 2005 and supported by a growing international momentum toward Green. Green today is the embrace of this New Day Dawning. In a New Day Dawning, Industry will not disappear but rather begin to apply its genius to repairing the environmental damage of the past and invent new technologies to assist us in lightening the heavy footprint we currently leave on the Earth – “the rarest and most precious of objects in the known universe.” In a New Day Dawning our human hearts will reawaken to the twin virtues of compassion and respect and apply them to each other and the other two million or so species that make up the web of life - a web of which we are a part and absolutely and utterly dependent. I believe that this not only will happen but has already begun to happen. It is casually called Green. A New Day IS Dawning!

Cortellini is a licensed architect in the states of Indiana and Arizona. He holds a BFA from Indiana University Herron School of Art. He has taught architectural technology at the college level at several universities and has pursued independent artistic endeavors. His architectural practice has focused on residential and small commercial projects. He has recently committed his practice to designing Green buildings, is a member of the US Green Building Council and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Send questions/comments to Rene’s Bakery

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We have another winner of the Rene’s Bakery Mistakes Can Be Sweet contest. Lynne Habig found a typo in The Broad Ripple Gazette. Lynne will get a treat (up to $10 value) at Rene’s Bakery located at 6524 Cornell Avenue. You too can enter. Find a mistake in The Gazette and email it to us at contest@ Rules on page 7, lower left.

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The background of The Gazette:

I am a life-long resident of the Broad Ripple area. My family has been in Broad Ripple for many generations. Jacob Coil platted and named Broad Ripple in 1837. Two of his daughters married into my family in the 1870s. My grandfather Girstle Hague was a mail carrier at the BR post office and a charter member of the American Legion Post #3. My grandmother Helen Dawson Hague worked at the Broad Ripple National Bank in Mustard Hall that became Fletcher Trust, then AFNB, then Bank One, and now Chase. My great grandparents John E. Hague and Nora Hague lived at 6148 N. College Avenue and 6170 Guilford Avenue. My great grandparents John Dawson and Nora Ringer Dawson lived at 6122 Carrollton Avenue. My 2nd great grandaunt and uncle, Sarah Coil Thompson and Hamlin Thompson, lived at 6116 Guilford Avenue. My uncle Glen Hague worked at TV News and at Hoster-Roberts Ford, which is now Passwater’s and the Old Pro’s Table. My great-grandfather (class of 1896), uncle (class of 1951), father (class of 1947), sister (class of 1970) and son all graduated from BRHS; I am class of 1978. My son John is BRHS class of 2006, was Assistant Band Director at BRHS, and now is band director at Crispus Attucks High School. As the president of the BRHS Alumni Association, he is an organizer of the BRHS reunions for the classes of the 1940’s through the 1950’s held the first Sunday each June at Riviera Club. For many years, I have wanted a newspaper that answered my questions. Where did that store go? Why were those people digging on the corner? What happens at that business? The Gazette is that paper. You will get an unbiased look into what is happening in Broad Ripple because I have no financial interests in Broad Ripple, nor am I affiliated with any of its organizations. I am simply a resident who is passionate about the area. You will also read about the history of Broad Ripple. This history continues to expand as I uncover new sources of stories and photos. The Gazette’s area of coverage has no real boundaries. Historically, the town of Broad Ripple extended down to 54th Street. The goal of the Gazette is to share with readers stories that are within 10 minutes or so from the heart of Broad Ripple - covering events in the Midtown region. Also, Broad Ripple is one of the seven Cultural Districts recognized by the City of Indianapolis. We try to let you know what is going on in the other districts as we can. One question I often get is how an article gets into the Gazette. We do not accept payment for articles. Article subjects are picked by me for inclusion based on the interest to the residents and visitors to the Broad Ripple area. Since this is a bi-weekly paper, we will not be able to cover news as it happens. Rather, our focus is on issues that are not time sensitive. You will probably never see these stories anywhere else, so getting them a week or so later will be much better than not at all. We try to include a new/recently opened business or long-time business feature article in each issue. I have hundreds of stories planned, but if there is something you want to read about, please let us know. I think you will enjoy the Gazette. I know I enjoy bringing it to you.

-Alan Hague

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The BRG Banner Project

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the paper, the Broad Ripple Gazette banner on the front page was replaced in each issue by artwork from a local artist re-imagining the banner. Artists included in the project:

Vol 11 #24 Brandi Castle

Vol 11 #10 Douglas David

Vol 11 #25 Laura Crawford

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We covered the last night of the famed Patio Nightclub when Otis Gibbs played. The Patio was at 6308 N. Guilford Avenue, where Lava Lounge is today [G4 on map].

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The controversial front page from April Fool’s Day 2005:

Even though we had a full page “HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY” page at the end of the story on page 23, some readers got so angry at the Vogue being torn down for a bank that they stopped reading and threw the paper down and never saw it.

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Tammy Lieber wrote in 2007 and 2008. Here is one from 2007:

In 2005 we covered when Willie Nelson played the Vogue.

Tammy’s Take Looking at politics, society and the ideas and people of Broad Ripple from all sides of the spectrum... By Tammy Lieber A few weeks ago, I was at that time-honored gathering place, the hair salon, catching up with my stylist about the usual—family, dogs, work, etc. Conversation meandered to the overhaul now under way at Glendale Mall, a subject Jennifer and her co-workers at the Salon at Macy’s (formerly Elizabeth Arden Salon at L.S. Ayres) are keenly interested in. The salon, like the department store, has held its own over the past several years as the rest of the enclosed mall has withered. Jennifer and her colleagues, now secure in the knowledge that Macy’s will remain at Glendale, are excited about the possibility of the new customers and new life that renovations, including a proposed Target, will bring to the shopping center. She noted, however, that some of her customers lament the end of the old Glendale, which was the first enclosed shopping mall in Indianapolis. Some of those who were around when it opened apparently aren’t convinced that an outdoor shopping center will succeed. The conversation got me thinking about the changing face of retail, not just in Broad Ripple, but nationwide. The skeptics make a good point. This is Indiana, after all. Why would anyone forego the opportunity to make one frigid (or wet, or sweltering) trip from the car to the mall’s front door in exchange for separate trips to each store? Apparently we’re gluttons for punishment. When Glendale converted to an enclosed mall in the late 1960’s, customers welcomed the opportunity to do all their shopping indoors. For many years, malls were the place for families to knock out their shopping list in one place. Now, however, the kids who grew up in malls (myself included) and their children are more likely to go outdoors, to sprawling “lifestyle centers” like Metropolis and Clay Terrace, for big shopping trips. For day-to-day shopping, we’re apt to visit neighborhood “power centers” like Nora Plaza or Trader’s Point, where several big-box retailers are linked by smaller specialty stores. We can quickly duck in and out of one or two stores and be done with it. For the past several years, local retail brokers and developers have been quietly saying Glendale’s only hope was to become a power center. Its location is still one of the best in the city—one need only travel the intersection of 62nd Street and Keystone Avenue on a

Saturday afternoon to realize how much traffic passes by. Yet while thousands of cars whizzed past outside, you could practically hear crickets chirping in the wide halls of the mall. An acquaintance and I used to chat about how we liked shopping at Glendale, back before national retailers like Old Navy and Limited abandoned it, because we didn’t have to deal with crowds. Obviously, that lack of crowds wasn’t good news for the mall’s owner, locally-based Kite Realty Group. Kite made a good go of reviving Glendale, sinking millions of dollars into it for a high-profile, well-done renovation. It worked for a while, till the tenants fled once again. Now Kite is sinking another estimated $28.5 million, including $6.5 million of city subsidies, into Glendale to tear down the middle part. The developer is betting the investment this time will finally translate into profit. As shoppers, it seems like a win-win: we get to keep Macy’s, Lowe’s, Kerasotes Theaters and the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library. Plus, we get back our Target, if all goes according to plan. As I’ve half-jokingly told a few people, “I may never have to drive north of 65th Street again!” It’s true, power centers lack the comfort and atmosphere of an enclosed mall. I doubt many kids today will fondly remember holiday shopping trips to Trader’s Point. But I predict that when the overhaul is finished in a couple of years, the only people who will miss the old Glendale Mall will be the mall-walkers who in the end were the mall’s most loyal patrons. They might want to bundle up and bring an umbrella. Tammy Lieber is a freelance writer who lives in Meridian Kessler, otherwise known as SoBro. A former reporter at the Indianapolis Business Journal, she now writes journalism and marketing pieces when she’s not fixing up her house, or enjoying the company of friends over a pint of Guinness. Her favorite spectator sport is politics, except on Sundays during football season. Email her at tammy@

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What’s In Heidi’s Purse ran in 73 issues from 2008 to 2001. She dumped out her purse and marked items of interest. Here is her first one:

What’s in Heidi’s Purse? by Heidi Huff

First up is my Pint Night receipt from the Wellington. Tuesday and Wednesday nights the sidewalk sign boasts their best beer buys, $3.00 pints. Usually you’ve got four or five taps to choose from but I always get a Bell’s. If pints aren’t your thing they also feature a margarita night. Whatever night’s your niche I advise going early so you can get food from the Corner Wine Bar before the kitchen closes. It’s also in your best interest to avoid coming between a man and his dartboard, so watch where you walk!

Dum-Dums wrapper from Chase Bank.

Splenda. I don’t use Splenda. Why are there nine in here?

Welcome to my new column. I’m going to let you in on my deepest darkest secrets. The contents of my purse. I think this compulsion to put everything in my purse and leave it there indefinitely comes from the “but what if I need it?” mentality. Clearly I need the 50 some items stuffed in my purse this week alone. I’ve decided to use my purse problems for the good of the Gazette readers. I’ll let you know what’s going on in and around Broad Ripple based on what my purse provides. This week my bag was full of receipts and paper goods. I’m not sure how this happened since I don’t normally keep receipts. That’s right. I’m one of those people who doesn’t balance their checking account. I don’t use any sort of spreadsheet and often I forget to pay a bill or two. Yet somehow I found receipt after receipt riding around in there.

Receipt from Orange on Harrison. Cool restaurant in Chicago.

Spoon My next random receipt (and wrapper) is from Indy CD and Vinyl. For the past two months a gift certificate for Indy CD was shoved in an envelope with my never ending stash of coupons and free stuff. Last month I swapped the certificate for a cd. I bought Eddie Veder’s new release, the soundtrack for Into the Wild. I’ve always loved Veder’s voice. This album made me melt and melancholy. I discover deep tracks I dig every time I listen to it.

Last but not least is an Indiana State Museum portfolio and copy of the Gazette itself. I swear this isn’t convenient product placement. We were invited to a downtown discovery day with lots of stops, including the Indiana State Museum. I took a paper to give to the gals at Indianapolis Downtown Inc. to show them what’s going on in our cultural district. You can read all about our recent media tour of downtown in this issue and the ones to follow.

Then I found my Broad Ripple Knits receipt. I wrote an article on their new business a few months ago and decided that was a perfect time to learn to knit. I just finished my beloved bright green scarf, which means the receipt is at least a month old from when I bought my yarn. Yes, my scarf has dropped stitches. Yes, the sides are uneven. Yes, one end is a whole 10 stitches wider than the other. But gosh darn it, I love it. Even my scarf frequently gets folded up and placed in my purse.

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From 2006 to 2009 we did Side by Side reviews of close to 60 restaurants. Meat-Eater and Vegetarian dual review. Here is one from 2007:

by Sarah Davis

by Bob Kawaguchi

I’m not sure what it is about rain and our Side-By-Side Reviews, but they definitely seem to go hand in hand. Once again, we just beat the rain getting to the restaurant. This time, however, it was all done by the time we were finished dining at the Pawn Shop Pub. But we weren’t really there to admire the weather. We were there to try the food. First up, appetizers. We tried the Onion Rings, the Breaded Tenderloin Sticks and the Spinach Skins. (317) 255-5430 The Onion Rings were great. They were large slices of onions, batter-dipped and deep-fried. They were crispy and delicious without being greasy. This was a trait that was shared by all the deep-fried foods we tried that night. The Breaded Tenderloin Sticks were just as good as the Onion Rings - they were crispy, tasty, meaty and filling. The order was huge and the strips were large slices of breaded pork tenderloin. They were worth the trip themselves. I couldn’t really say the same about the Spinach Skins: potato skins filled with cheese and spinach; they normally would have been topped with bacon. Since they were ordered that night by our vegetarian reviewer, the spinach skins arrived sans bacon. They were warm and gooey and comforting, but the spinach was a little too much for me. Maybe the spinach taste would have been offset by some bacon topping. We went with two main dishes after the appetizers. I tried the Black and Blue Broker, which was a six-ounce cheeseburger with blue cheese. It was fantastic. It was juicy, drippy, and the blue cheese was tangy. This was everything I like in a cheeseburger. It was served with crunchy kettle-style chips and a very crispy pickle spear. I could definitely see myself coming back for this. I also tried the Country Sausage Sub. It’s just what it sounds like: a sub with country sausage, cheese, lettuce, tomato, banana peppers and onions. I think that this would have been better with a spicier sausage. It seemed to be a good idea and tasted ok, but it would have been really good with a little more taste from the sausage. We finished with dessert. Our only choice that night was apple pie with ice cream, and it was a good choice - a nice end to a tasty pub-style meal. The pie crust was soft and good, and the pie mixed well with the ice cream. Throughout our dinner, I noticed that the crowd at the Pawnshop Pub seemed to be a regular group, the kind of people who hang out there often. After dinner, I could see my wife and I hanging out there, enjoying the food. I would definitely come back for the Onion Rings, The Tenderloin Sticks and the cheeseburger. Next time, however, I’d make sure to have bacon on my spinach skins.

Last week you read about Bob’s challenge to stomach the hottest of the hot food. I think you should also know that Alan and I have a running challenge as well. He is convinced that one day, we will review a restaurant that has no vegetarian food whatsoever. I have faith in my local Broad Ripple eateries, and have challenged him to find such a place (see Hogheads review). I bring this up now because The Pawn Shop Pub was the most recent round of this challenge, and I am pleased to say that Alan was wrong. This resurrected neighborhood watering hole has much to offer the vegetarian diner. Though my residence in Broad Ripple began after the closing of The Pawn Shop at its former location at Kessler and College, my parents talk fondly of dates spent there over beers and nachos. This trip to the new Pawn Shop started with Bells Oberon draft and appetizers of spinach skins and onion rings. Spinach skins consisted of hollowed baked potato halves filled with spinach dip, topped with cheese and served with sour cream (I opted to have them without bacon). Though they were heavy on cheese, I found they were a nice twist on the loaded potato skin and I didn’t miss the bacon crumbles. The onion rings were thick cut, with a crisp breading to contrast the tender sweet onion center. Other vegetarian finger foods included fried cauliflower and bean and cheese nachos. One feature taken from the original menu is a selection of Honey Wheat sandwiches. Thick sliced, crusty wheat bread slices are piled high with a variety of fixin’s, like a Spinach Melt (listed with bacon) and Veggie Melt. I chose the Water Buffalo, an avocado cream cheese veggie sandwich without a trace of real buffalo. Tomato, sprouts, and hardboiled egg all made this a healthy treat, although it was heavy with cream cheese. I substituted cottage cheese for the traditional fried side dishes to keep on the healthy trend. Dessert that night was Apple Pie a la Mode! The tart apples were still crisp, not mushy at all, which left the crust lacking in crustiness. The flavor was delicious, and the ice cream melted nicely in the warm pie. The Pawn Shop Pub is a great out-of-the-way neighborhood bar, and it is big on atmosphere and service. Much of the vintage décor remains, as we learned from the owner. The food doesn’t seem overly greasy, but is still a good mix of junky delicious fare to pair with the selection of cold beer. With plenty of selection to keep happy the vegetarian and meat eater alike, the new Pawn Shop Pub is a must-visit!

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*The SBS (Side-by-Side) Review will attempt to cover every Broad Ripple-area restaurant with a goal of letting our readers, both meat-eaters and vegetarians, know what they can expect. We arrive unannounced and pay for our meals in order to remain objective. Send your question/comments to

I transcribed volumes of the handwritten Town of Broad Ripple Meeting minutes to publish in the gazette. We ran them for 161 issues, from 2004 to 2017, until we just ran out of space. Maybe I will take up this restoration effort again in the Random Ripplings issues. They contain lots of valuable history. This one from 1900 is part of the new curfew law:

& Old Town of Broad Ripple Meeting Minutes The Town of Broad Ripple was incorporated in 1894, and started holding regular meetings at that time. In each issue, I will print my transcription of the old Town of Broad Ripple meeting minutes. These are taken from original, hand-written minutes that contain many spelling errors. I transcribed the records as they were entered, including errors. I will make some corrections to the text in brackets [ ]. The original minutes books are at the Indiana State Archives at 6440 E. 30th St.

Here is the ninety-fifth installment: Curfew Ordinance of 1900 part 3 CURFEW ORDINANCE no 13

Section 4 - It shall be the duty of the Marshal of said town to give notice of this ordinance each evening by ringing the Fire Bell at the time elected in this ordinance for such persons to be off the streets. Section 5 - This ordinance shall be in force and take effect from and after the passage and legal publication. Passed the 12th March 1900 Jas. H Brady “clerk” Approved C.L. Kirk president

Broad Ripple 20th April 1900

The board met in special session all present. The treasurers report was accepted showing balance on hand $13.49 and the clerk instructed to spend some on minutes and post three coppies in public places. The minutes were approved as read. Jas. H Brady “clerk” Approved C.L. Kirk president

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Lisa Battiston wrote from 2006 to 2009. Here is one from 2006:

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Susan Smith wrote from 2007 to 2015. Here is one from 2007:

Howling at the Moon by Susan Smith

At Ripple Bagel and Deli where I work, we have foaming soap in the bathroom. It’s not what most people remember from the bathroom. Most people remember the records nailed to the walls or the caged toilet paper in the corner or the new freaky holographic cracked mirror, but all I can think about is the foaming soap. I know you’ve seen this soap. You dispense it into your hand, and rather than gel, you get prefoamed soap. I get offended by it – what, am I too lazy to foam my own soap? No, I’ll take regular gelled soap over pre-foamed soap any day, thank you. Which is why I tend to use the soap sitting next to the hand sink behind the counter when a need to wash my hands arises. Susan, one of the owners, usually buys regular old gel soap. No prefoam. And I like that. And she randomly bought some lavender-scented soap a few weeks ago, which makes your hands wreak of.. Well.. Lavender, I guess, but it tends to remind me of Old Spice, which makes me think my hands are smelling a little too much of old man, and this does not sit well with me. So the question comes: foaming soap or old-man-smelling hands? I frequently suck it up and choose the latter. And, having been sick for the past few weeks, I’ve been washing my hands more often than I think I ever have, only because I wouldn’t wish this coughing madness on anyone, especially someone I’m making food for. After having washed my hands at the deli one morning, my hands now wreaking of lavender or old man or whatever it is, I ventured to the alley out back for a cigarette break. I cherish my cigarette breaks. They keep me sane. I brought the cigarette to my mouth, closing my eyes in the process, catching a whiff of lavender-scented hands and cigarette smoke, and I was immediately transported back to London. Y’see – I lived in the Bayswater borough of London for five months during my Junior year at Butler. And this lavender smoke combination was exactly the smell of the room belonging to my pub-bartender boyfriend, Fabricio. I like to become a regular at places where I hang out. I like for workers to know my name, to know what I order, to idly chit-chat with me. And when I moved to London, it was no different. I frequented a French pastry shop run by Spaniards, getting too-expensive cappuccinos, the workers knowingly giving me too much foam because I liked it, depositing an ash try on my table at arrival. I hung around at an indie rock club long enough to be tossed free vodka and cokes by the bartender, Tim, that were definitely 75% booze and 25% coke. I could also be found with a pint of Kronenburg at the Prince Alfred pub on Queensway often enough to hang out with all of the bartenders there and start dating one. Which I did. And his bedroom, littered with a Gibson rip-off guitar, half-packs of cigarettes, soccer tee shirts, rented DVDs, and a French roommate, smelled vaguely of lavender and cigarette smoke. I look fondly on my time in London, think that I should just pick up and move there, but find myself held back by a million realistic excuses. But every now and then, I randomly remember it at the oddest of times, something bizarre setting it off, like someone having the same ring tone as Fabricio, or grabbing a shawerma at Gyro Joint after a night of drinking - much like I used to do at Abomuhammed on Queensway. They had chips you’d kill for. Or sitting out back during work smoking a cigarette with hands that smell like lavender. It seems almost unfair, to be minding your own business on your smoke break only to be brought back to a place you wish you had the ovaries to move back to. Alas. Lisa Battiston has been working at Ripple Bagel and Deli since January 2004. She briefly interned at Indy Men’s Magazine, wrote a concert review or two for IndianapolisMusic. net, wrote the Neglected Word of the Week column for the Butler Collegian, and recently won third place best short story in a college literary magazine from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. She’s also, like, a pretty rad female, in her own incredibly humble, modest opinion, so introduce yourself if you ever see her. Send your questions/comments to

When I was a kid, growing up in Broad Ripple was just the neatest! My memories are of fun times at the neat Village stores. I admit that those memories are getting a bit fuzzy, so I hope to hear from some of you to clear the fuzz. Do any of you remember going to the Maplehurst Ice Cream store on the corner of Broad Ripple Avenue and Guilford, where Starbucks is now? It had sit-down counters with chrome stools. It was such a treat to go there with my mom and grandmother. From there we would go over to Ed Schock’s Toy and Hobby Store. They had marvelous dolls and model kits of cars and planes, which were the toys of the day. It seems every boy I knew put together models. I have one of my first Barbie dolls, still in the original box in mint condition with the price tag on it. I am hanging onto it as a retirement investment. But the best place of all was G.C. Murphy, a dime store. It was on the corner of College and Broad Ripple Avenue, where The Scholar Inn Bakehouse is now. It had a main and lower level. The main floor had clothes (Easter dress ups), cosmetics and school supplies, among other things. Every kid went there with their teacher’s list at the beginning of the school year. But the best part was the lower level! No one can forget the pet department. It was stocked with goldfish, small reptiles (turtles & chameleons) and kittens. One day they had a drawing for a free kitten and much to my delight (and my mother’s horror) I won and brought home Mickey, a cat we had This historic ad is from 1952. Danners was at Carrollton and Broad Ripple Avenue, where the Broad Ripple Tavern is today. for many years. At this time of year Murphy’s always had baby chicks and ducks for Easter. They had the eggs under warm lights and you could watch them hatch. They would dye them pastel colors of blue, pink and green. They were so cute! With what we know now, we would never do that today. Kids got the ducks, which grew up, and no one knew what to do with them - so they gave them a home. All those beautiful (and overwhelming) white ducks that once took over the canal, had their beginnings from their ancestors that were hatched in the pet department at Murphy’s for Easter. Susan Smith is a life-long area resident and is the owner of City Dog Grocery located at 49th and College. She also works part-time at Turandot on Westfield Boulevard. Send your pet related questions/comments to

In 2005 we covered when remodeling at 1021 Broad Ripple Avenue revealed the old A&P Grocery logo. The new store coming was Thrifty Threads. Today this is Sun King Brewing / Offshore by Pier 48 [H7 on map].

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Anastasia Demos Mills KK23 5954 College Ave Baker Law Team II31 2015 Broad Ripple Ave Borinstein Springer, LLP HH30 2002 E. 62nd St Brown Law Office I1 6214 Broadway St Cairns & Rabiola J3 6161 College Ave Caress Law Group OO23 5420 N. College Avenue, ste 100 Coffey Law C5 6532 Cornell Ave Disability Legal Services of Indiana, Inc. KK23 5954 College Ave Jeffery A. Evans, Attorney I2 6202 College Ave Flood + Lewis D3 6417 Carrollton Ave Fox Williams & Sink J3 6177 College Ave Grant and Grant PP25 1101 E. 52nd James Holland Attorney at Law E2 6358 College Ave Horne Law - William McHenry Horne I2 6202 College Ave Linda Kelly, Attorney I2 6202 College Ave The Keyes Law Group D3 714 E. 65th St Law Office of Dana E. Daniels G4 6325 Guilford Ave, suite 210 Law Office of Gary Colasessano I2 6202 College Ave Law Office of Keith Shelton I6 6251 Winthrop Ave. ste 12 Law Office of Robert Burkett OO25 1111 E. 54th Street, ste 106 Lawrence Law Firm JJ31 6100 Keystone Ave ste 257 Luetzelschwab Law, LLC PP24 740 East 52nd St ste 8 Mellowitz Injury Law Firm JJ31 6100 N. Keystone Ave Mercho Caughey & DeLay D4 828 E. 64th St Monday, McElwee & Albright II30 1915 Broad Ripple Ave O'Ryan Law Firm HH30 1901 Broad Ripple Ave Ross & Brunner D2 6434 College Ave, ste F Kimber Leigh Whyte OO26 1111 E. 54th St, ste 121

Personal Services

A Do I3 6207 College Ave Adorn I3 6201 College Ave Air-Tan I3◄ 6249 College Ave Another Level Beauty Salon / Barber PP31 5230 Keystone Ct Balance Pilates Studio JJ24 6015 Carrollton Ave bambū G5 916 Westfield Blvd The Barber Studio G5 6323 Guilford Ave The Beauty Market G5 922 Westfield Blvd Belladonna C4 6512 Ferguson St Bill’s Hair Design J2 6163 College Ave Bobby Cooper Salon D4 725 E. 65th St, ste 100

Bogie’s Barber Shop G4◄ 837 Westfield Blvd 317-254-8015 B.R. Nails G7◄ 1062 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Barbershop J4 6194 Guilford Ave Broad Ripple Fit Club B5 6542 Westfield Blvd Broad Ripple Massage and Wellness I5 6201 Winthrop Ave, ste 4 Broad Ripple Tanning II HH30 1908 Broad Ripple Ave Brow Bar OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 1 Canvas Salon D3 6413 College Ave Changes Salon D4 6416 Ferguson St Cheek 2 Chic Aesthetics E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 102 Chic Retreat E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 102 Chrome Salon II30 6158 Hillside Ave Complexions I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 8

D = Pet Friendly

Craig’s Creations Barber Shop PP31 5230 Keystone Ct CrossFit NapTown Monon PP24 5255 Winthrop Ave ste 120 CZ & Co D4 820 E. 64th St The Dailey Method Indianapolis D4 725 E. 65th St, ste 200 Dark Horse Hair I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 2 Embarque Yoga Therapy + Massage OO25 1057 E. 54th St ste F Emmett’s The Studio OO23 711 E 54th St Equis Consulting K2 6102 College Ave Eternal Knowing OO25 1111 E. 54th Street ste 141 Face and Body Zone HH31 2136 E. 62nd St Family Affair Phase 2 OO28 2060 E. 54th St ste 11 Fitness Lab OO25 1053 E 54th St Flaunt C4 6515 Ferguson St Fortitude Fitness H3 723B Broad Ripple Ave Golden Girl Hair and Nails OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 8 Great Clips I7 1077 Broad Ripple Ave Hair Benders I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 9 Hair It Is I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 10 Hairquarters B4 6551 Ferguson St Hair That Rocks PP25 1109 E. 52nd St Heal Thyself & Co I1 6220 Broadway St The Healing Room E4 819 E. 64th St Her Hair K2 6128 N. College Ave Herbonique H4 6332 Guilford Ave ste 205 Hillside Avenue Spa and Salon II30 6150 Hillside Ave Holistic Terra I2 6224 College Ave Ice Nails C3 6507 College Ave Indy Acupuncture J3 6155 College Ave Indianapolis Martial Arts Center OO28 2060 E. 54th St Ste 7 Indy Brow and Body K3 6117 College Ave ste 4 Indy Wellness Institute D2 6434 #B College Ave Indyminks Lash Studios HH30 1810 Broad Ripple Ave ste 13L Inner Balance Acupuncture + Massage K3 6117 College Ave ste 2 Jo Jo’s Hair Studio II31◄ 6144 Hillside Ave Just Feet PP30 2021 E. 52nd St Ste. 211 JW Salon I4 6233 Carrollton Ave African Braids OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 9 kOMpose I5 6201 Winthrop Ave ste 2 LA Fitness JJ31 6160 Keystone Ave LD’s Barber Service J2 6163 College Ave Lacquer H2 6280 College Ave ste 100 #5 Leaf and Limb - a tiny spa G4 833 E. Westfield Blvd. The Loft I5 6201 Winthrop Ave Loose Ends Hair Salon PP31 5219 Keystone Ct Lotus Spa / Nails HH31 2138 E. 62nd St Mane Addiction K2 6120 N. College Ave Massage Envy H2 6280 College Ave ste 150 Massage iNDY II31 6144 Hillside Ave ste 10 Mecca School of Massage I4 6225 Carrollton Ave Metamorphosis H4 828 Broad Ripple Ave Modern Nails I7 1065 Broad Ripple Ave mojo day spa OO25 1111 E. 54th ste #140 Mona’s Hair Design E4 6349 Guilford Ave Moondance Massage Therapy PP25 5255 Guilford Ave Nedal’s Hair Design HH30 1920 Broad Ripple Ave New Energy Wellness OO29 2026 E. 54th OM hOMe C4 6516 Ferguson St. One Life Pilates H3 6285 College Ave ste A One Body Inc. B4 6528 Ferguson St Orangetheory Fitness KK23 5858 College Ave ste B Pilates Indy H6 1001 Broad Ripple Ave

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Where Beauty Begins 6521 Winthrop Ave ste 9 Whole Holistic Soul Centre 6434 #D College Ave Zen Nail Lounge 6247 College Ave


Blue Heron B&B 7123 Edgewater Place Boone Docks Bed & Breakfast 7159 Edgewater Place Hotel Broad Ripple 6520 Westfield Blvd Indy Hostel 4903 Winthrop Ave


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1001 Properties I5 6201 Winthrop Ave ste #7 American Village OO29◄ 2026 E. 54th St AMG Property Management I3 6215 College Ave Annex H5 6235 Guilford Ave Apter Properties D4 810 E. 64th St Broad Ripple Apartments I7 6184A Carvel Ave Broad Ripple Flats JJ23 6018 N. College Broad Ripple Realty OO25 1111 E. 54th ste #300 Broad Ripple Trails PP27 5220 Luzzane Lane Brooks Real Estate Services C4 845 E. 65th St Carpenter Realtors K3 6101 College Ave

Carrollton Manor Apartments OO23 5322 Carrollton Ave (317) 257-7884

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The Claridge Apts 6007 College Ave The Coil 6349 College Ave College Court Condos 5347 College Ave College Manor Apts 6350 College Ave Eclipse Real Estate 6402 Cornell Ave Edgewater Apartments 6701 College Ave Equitable Solutions 6251 Winthrop Ave. ste 4 The Fountains Condominiums 5630 N. College Jade North Apartments 6565 College Ave JR Walsh Realty 6535 Cornell Ave Summit at Keystone 6630 Glenbrook Dr Landford Realty Corp. 6332 Guilford Ave, ste 205 Lincolnshire Apartments 6221 College Ave LIV Indy 6556 Cornell Ave McLane Realty 6358 College Ave



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Planet Fitness OO30 5302 N. Keystone Ave Plush JJ31 5944 N. Keystone Ave Project Gorgeous I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 7 Pure Barre H2 6280 College Ave ste 400 Reiki Center of Indiana OO25 1111 E. 54th ste #139 Renew Therapeutic Massage and Wellness E4 819 E. 64th St ste 228 Sabai Salon D3 6407 Carrollton Ave Salon 6 E2 6378 College Ave Salon Lofts H2 6280 College Ave ste 100 Salon on 65th C3 714 E. 65th St Salon Rue 52 PP23 648 E. 52nd St Sarah Beery Hair D3 6413 College Ave School of Metaphysics II31 6138 Hillside Ave Shine Twentynine Salon K3 6111 College Ave Simplicity Salon C4 6525 Ferguson St So.Be.Fit. OO25 1134 E 54th Studio B [solidcore] F6 6311 Westfield Blvd ste 110 Soul Evolve I2 6220 College Ave The Spa @ French Pharmacie G3 823 ½ E. Westfield Blvd. Sphynx Spa K2 6116 College Ave ste 3 Style C3◄ 6503 Carrollton Ave Sunny’s Hairbiz OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 6 Supercuts II30 2112 E. 62nd St Synchronistic Touch D2 6471 Broadway Street The Yoga Studio I3 6245 College Ave The Yoga Studio Annex C3 724 E. 65th St Title Boxing Club II32 2625 E. 62nd St True Fitness Wellness Center C3 716 E. 65th St Untitled Ink E4 6357 Guilford Ave



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Village Barber Shop 810 64th St ste 200 Vitality IV Bar 6302 Guilford Ave Voltage Pilates 1055 E 54th St ste C Warfleigh Barber & Supply 826 Broad Ripple Ave Weight Watchers Glendale Town Center Wellness Through Massage 6214 Carrollton Ave ste D



















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Dec. 20 - Jan. 9, 2020 Czarkowski Pediatric Dentistry 1927 Broad Ripple Ave Margarita Czeskis, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave Mylinda Cripe, N.P. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave N Dr. Rob Diegel (Urban Optiks) Newspaper recycling bin 6372 Guilford Ave Dr. Eve Earley, D.C., C.S.T. 6344 Kingsley Dr P EYE Can See Mail collection 6117 College Ave ste 3 box Annette Fearnot, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave B Irene Fox, M.D. 1095a Broad Ripple Ave BlueIndy station Glendale Dental Associates 6202 Evanston Ave Tronya Hawkins, MD R 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Red Line Elisabeth Henn-Carlson, LMHC station 740 East 52 Street, ste 12 Dr. Andrey M. Horton, D.D.S. 6148 N. College Ave Indy Physical Therapy 831 Broad Ripple Ave Richard Jones, MDiv, LMFT 819 E. 64th St Scott Burns Kahler, MA, LMFT 819 E. 64th St, ste 248 Dr. John M. Klemen, D.D.S. 6112 College Ave The Kolbe Center 1803 Broad Ripple Ave

McNulty Real Estate Services 930 E. 66th St Monon Place Apartments 5900 Carvel Ave Monon Walk Apts 6115 Winthrop Ave Monument Title 6053 College Ave Morris Group Realty 5936 N. Keystone Ave., ste 203 Pangea Grove Apartments 5018 Lemans Dr Park 66 Flats 888 E. 66th St Peacock Companies 836 E. 64th St Reserve at Broad Ripple 66th and Westfield Blvd River House 6311 Westfield Blvd School 80 Condominiums 920 E. 62nd St Shore Acres Apartments 1105 Westfield Court West Spirit Lake Condos 6800 Westfield Blvd Summit at Keystone 6630 Glenbrook Dr T&H Realty Services 760 E. 52nd St TBH Management 6028 Keystone Ave


The Townes at Winthrop 6139 Winthrop Ave TR Property Management 2101 E. 52nd St ste C Trinitas 6344 Cornell Ave Veritas Realty 6440 Westfield Blvd Wellington Square Apartments 725 E. 64th St The Win of Broad Ripple 6159 Winthrop Ave Winston’s Island Woods Condos 6700 Westfield Blvd


Agape Empowerment Counseling 1111 E. 54th Street, ste 115 Sarah Amo, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Athletico Physical Therapy 6280 College Ave ste 300 Janice Bilby, M.D. 1095 Broad Ripple Ave


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Thompson Home Sales C4◄ 6507 Ferguson St #203 317-519-3542

Broad Ripple Family Dental 6117 College Ave 317-257-3368

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Broad Ripple Pediatrics (Dr. Halberstadt) C4 6527 Carrollton Ave Broad Ripple Therapy Associates B3 6524 Carrollton Ave Kelly Burrough, N.P. I7◄ 1095 Broad Ripple Ave Compass Chiropractic OO23 5420 N College Ave. ste 101 Scott Christy, D.D.S. I5 6201 Winthrop Ave. ste 3 Jeffrey Cox, MD H6 1001 Broad Ripple Ave

Bogie's Barber Shop (317) 254-8015 (317) 701-3006 837 Westfield Blvd. Mon: 9-12 Tue, Thu, Fri: 9-7 Wed: 10-7 Sat: 9-3


Ocularis Optometry 5345 Winthrop Ave. suite D Ossip Optometry 804 Broad Ripple Ave George Pendygraft, P.C. 6770 Spirit Lake Pippin Dental & Braces 2248 E. 53rd St Dr. Michael Pratt, DC 6434 #A College Ave QuaLife Psychology 6544 Ferguson St Ripple Chiropractic 6507 Ferguson St #101 Square One Wellness 5422 Keystone Ave St. Vincent Immediate Care 6320 College Ave St. Vincent Physical Therapy 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Stepping Stones Behavioral Solutions 7405 Westfield Blvd Dirk A. Sterley, D.D.S. 6545 Carrollton Ave


Three Stones Counseling 819 E. 64th St, ste 238 Urban Optiks 6372 Guilford Ave Mitch Wohlmuth, D.D.S. 917 E. 62nd St The Word and Herb Clinic 6352 Guilford Ave


Bark Tutor 2122 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Animal Clinic 6225 Broadway St Broad Ripple Canine Design 2604 E 62nd St Good Dog Hotel and Spa 5345 N. Winthrop Ave Groomingdales of Indianapolis 2182 E. 54th St (temp use rear door)


Pet Supplies “Plus” 2238 E. 62nd St. The Neighborhood Veterinarian 2110 E. 62nd St. Three Dog Bakery 844 Broad Ripple Ave Uptown Pup 2112 E. 54th St Village Dog, The 6224 Winthrop Ave


ACE Prep Academy 5326 N. Hillside Ave Amer. Legion Broad Ripple Post #3 6379 College Ave


Bishop Chatard High School 5885 Crittenden Ave Blickman Educational Trail 11 E. Arden St Broad Ripple Fire Station #32 6330 Guilford Ave


Broad Ripple Masonic Lodge #643 1716 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Park 1550 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple Post Office 6255 Carrollton Ave


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Oak Street Health PP31 2240 E. 53rd St Ste B1 317-933-7047



Martin Dentistry 1724 Broad Ripple Ave Molly Meier, LMHC Counseling 6408 Carrollton Ave Ed Morris LPC, LMHC 1111 E. 54th ste #107 Northside Mental Health 6507 Ferguson St #101 Tameka O'Neal, MD 1001 Broad Ripple Ave

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Team Rehabilitation I7◄ 1081 Broad Ripple Ave 317-808-0350


Paw Patch Place 2040 E. 54th St 317-253-5964

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Public/Gov./Parks/Sch. Amer. Legion Kennington Post 2210 E. 54th St 317-259-8311


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Broad Ripple Kiwanis KK23 meets at Binkley’s 317-217-6139 H11◄ H4

Broad Ripple Village Assn. G4◄ 818 Broad Ripple Ave 317-251-BRVA

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3 Sisters Cafe H5 6223 Guilford Ave 317 Burger D G5 915 Westfield Blvd Alley Cat Lounge 21 H4◄ 6267 Carrollton Ave Ambrosia Ristorante KK23 5903 College Ave Arby's FF32◄ 6483 Keystone Ave Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant PP23◄ 5212 College Ave Average Joe’s Sports Pub 21 G4 814 Broad Ripple Ave Bamboo House PP31 2328 E. 53rd St

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Take Michigan Road south approx. 2 ¾ miles to Westlane Rd. Turn left (East) onto Westlane Rd. Take Westlane Rd (becomes 73rd, then 71st St.) approx. 4 miles to College Ave. Turn right (South) onto College Ave. - Take College Ave. approx. 1 mile

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Take Meridian St. North approx. 6½ miles to Westfield Blvd. Turn right (North-East) onto Westfield Blvd. Take Westfield Blvd approx. 1 mile Jazz Kitchen, The OO23 5377 College Ave Jet’s Pizza II32 2635 E. 62nd St Jimmy John’s H4 845 Broad Ripple Ave Joella’s Hot Chicken G7 1072 Broad Ripple Ave Just Pop In D5 6406 Cornell Ave Keystone Diner PP31 2344 E. 53rd St Keystone Sports Review MM31 5602 Keystone Ave KFC II31 6154 N. Keystone Avenue Kilroy’s Bar and Grill H4◄ 831 Broad Ripple Ave King Dragon HH31 2134 E. 62nd St La Mulita PP23 5215 College Ave



Broad Ripple Brewpub D 840 E. 65th St 317-253-2739



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Broad Ripple Tavern 21 H3◄ 745 Broad Ripple Ave

Brothers Bar and Grill D G5◄ 910 Broad Ripple Ave 317-252-5530 Brugge Brasserie D G5◄ 1011 Westfield Blvd Buffalo Wild Wings II32 2747 East 62nd St Burgerfuel G4 6320 Guilford Ave


Cake Bake Shop C4 6515 Carrollton Ave Canal Bistro D E4◄ 6349 Guilford Ave Captain Sushi H3◄ 6253 College Ave Casba 21 G5 6319 Guilford Ave Chiang Mai Thai Noodle G3 815 Westfield Blvd Chick-fil-A GG32 6231 Keystone Ave Chipotle Mexican Grill H6 1002 Broad Ripple Ave Cholita Taqueria H6 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Cold Stone Creamery H4 840 Broad Ripple Ave Condado Tacos H4 838 Broad Ripple Ave Connor’s Pub 21 E4 6331 Ferguson St


Cornerstone Coffee OO23◄ 651 E. 54th St Dairy Queen PP30 2104 East 52nd St The Dancing Donut OO26◄ 1134 E. 54th St. Studio G Delicia PP23 5215 College Ave Diavola Pizza OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio I Domino’s Pizza I7 1045 Broad Ripple Ave Donatos Pizza II31◄ 2357 Broad Ripple Ave Egyptian Cafe & Hooka Bar 21 D H4 6265 Carrollton Ave Einstein Bros Bagels D H8◄ 1055 Broad Ripple Ave Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe C4◄ 6516 Ferguson St. Fat Dan's Chicago-Style Deli D OO23 5410 College Ave Fire by the Monon C4 6523 Ferguson St Flatwater Restaurant and Bar D G4◄ 832 Westfield Blvd The Flying Cupcake MM19 5617 Illinois St Gallery Pastry Shop OO25◄ 1101 54th St, Studio G The Garden Table G5 908 Westfield Blvd Good Morning Mama’s OO24 1031 E. 54th St Goodfellas Pizzeria H5 912 Broad Ripple Ave Graeter’s Ice Cream MM19 5560 Illinois St Half Liter PP24 5301 Winthrop Ave ste B Hollyhock Hill 8110 College Ave HopCat H2 6280 College Ave ste 600 Hot Box Pizza H3◄ 715 Broad Ripple Ave Hotel Broad Ripple C5 6520 Westfield Blvd Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co D I4◄ 6229 Carrollton Ave Illinois Street Food Emporium MM19 5550 Illinois St India Garden H4 830 Broad Ripple Ave Indy Tacos OO30 2196a E. 54th St

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Baskin Robbins 2201B Broad Ripple Ave Bazbeaux 811 Westfield Blvd Bebop Pizza Kitchen 705 E 54th St Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar 5902 College Ave Birdy’s Bar & Grill 21 2131 E. 71st St Biscuits Cafe D 1035 Broad Ripple Ave Books & Brews 6420 Cornell Ave Brick House Dueling Pianos 6235 Guilford Ave BRICS 901 E. 64th St

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Landsharks 21 H4 810 Broad Ripple Ave Lava Lounge 21 G4 6308 Guilford Ave Liter House PP24 5301 Winthrop Ave Luciana’s HH30 1850 Broad Ripple Ave Mama Carolla’s Italian Rest. OO24 1031 E. 54th St Marco’s Restaurant & Lounge OO31 2380 E. 54th St McDonald’s G6◄ 1020 Broad Ripple Ave The Meridian LL20 5694 Meridian St Mineshaft Saloon 21 H4 812 Broad Ripple Ave Mississippi Belle (temp closed from fire) OO30 2170 E. 54th St Moe & Johnny’s D OO23◄ 5380 College Ave Monkey’s Tale Bar 21 G5◄ 925 Westfield Blvd Monon Coffee Company G5◄ 920 Westfield Blvd New Paradise Cafe Hookah Bar 18 G3 824 E. Westfield Blvd. Nicey Treat G5 916 Westfield Blvd Nicole-Taylor Back Room Eatery OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio C None The Wiser Tap Room G5 915 Westfield Blvd Noodles & Co H5 927 Broad Ripple Ave The Nook by Northside C3 6513 College Ave Northside Kitchenette C3◄ 6515 College Ave Northside Social C3 6525 College Ave Old Pro’s Table H4◄ 827 Broad Ripple Ave One Up Arcade Bar 21 H3 723 Broad Ripple Ave Papa John’s Pizza GG32 6311 Keystone Ave Papa Murphy’s Pizza HH31◄ 2130 Broad Ripple Ave

Pawn Shop Pub D OO31◄ 2222 E. 54th St 317-255-5430 Penn Station East Coast Subs I7◄ 1089 Broad Ripple Ave Perk Up Cafe D C5◄ 6536 Cornell Ave Petite Chou D G3 823 E. Westfield Blvd. Pizza Hut HH31 2236 Broad Ripple Ave Plump’s Last Shot D D5◄ 6416 Cornell Ave Public Greens D5 901 E. 64th St Qdoba D G4 6334 Guilford Ave Raffi’s Mexican Tacos H4 801 Broad Ripple Ave Red Key Tavern 21 PP23◄ 5170 College Ave Red Room, The G5 6335 Guilford Ave Rhino Bar MM19 5615 Illinois St Ripple Bagel & Deli H4◄ 850 Broad Ripple Ave Rock Lobster 21 H4 820 Broad Ripple Ave The Rook...A Pub CC32 2450 E 71st St Sahara H4 832 Broad Ripple Ave Sam’s Gyros OO23 5404 College Ave

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Canterbury Park MM25 5510 Carvel Ave The Children’s Corner Preschool JJ20 6050 N. Meridian St Christ the King Catholic School KK30 5858 Crittenden Ave Dan Wakefield Park JJ22 61st and Broadway St Holliday Park FF19 64th and Spring Mill The Indianapolis Public Library JJ32◄ Glendale Town Center 6100 Keystone Ave IPS Butler Univ Laboratory School 55 OO26 1349 E. 54th St IPS Center for Inquiry School 84 LL22 440 E. 57th St Marott Park BB23 7350 College Ave Indpls North Side Optimists Park A3 775 E. 66th St Northside Montessori School PP25 1224 East 52nd St Park Tudor School CC22 7200 College Ave Purdue Polytechnic High School I11 1405 Broad Ripple Ave The Sapling School 838 E. 65th St ste A Sidener Acad. for High Ability Students 2424 Kessler Blvd Village Montessori School 6535 Ferguson St Wash. Twp. Small Claims Court 5302 N. Keystone Ave ste E




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Sangrita Saloon D4 834 E. 64th St Shalimar Indian Restaurant I7◄ 1043 Broad Ripple Ave Sidewok Café, The I7◄ 1087 Broad Ripple Ave Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery H5 930 Broad Ripple Ave SoBro Cafe PP23 653 E. 52nd St Starbucks H4◄ 854 Broad Ripple Ave Starbucks MM19 5601 Illinois St Sun King Brewing/Offshore by Pier 48 H7 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Sushi Bar H5 911 Broad Ripple Ave Thai Cafe I7 1041 Broad Ripple Ave TikiTiki Lounge H6 1001 Broad Ripple Ave Twenty Tap OO23◄ 5406 College Ave Union Jack Pub H5◄ 924 Broad Ripple Ave VINTAGE 54 Collective OO24◄ 5335 Winthrop Ave ste B Vogue Inc 21 H3◄ 6259 College Ave Watami Sushi HH30 1912 Broad Ripple Ave Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium OO25 1049 E. 54th St YATS D OO23◄ 5363 College Ave Youmi’s Crepes & Bubble Tea H4 823 Broad Ripple Ave

Health Spot Vitamins HH31 2128 Broad Ripple Ave Hedlund Hardware II31 2369 Broad Ripple Ave Heritage Clothier and Home Store OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio K Indy CD & Vinyl H4◄ 806 Broad Ripple Ave Indy E Cigs 18 H5 901 Broad Ripple Ave Indy Smoke Shop 18 HH31 2234 Broad Ripple Ave J. McLaughlin MM19 5611 Illinois St JackRabbit I7◄ 1079 Broad Ripple Ave Jewels by Park Lane MM24 923 E 56th St Johnny’s Smoke Time 18 GG32 6309 Keystone Ave Kayak Pools C4 845 E. 65th St Kicasso Sneaker Art Bar D4 6416 Ferguson St Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore MM19 5619 Illinois St Lark & Lily Boutique E4 6358 Guilford Ave Lola Blu Boutique E5 6350 Cornell Ave Luna Music PP23 5202 College Ave LUXEredux Bridal Boutique OO25 1101 E 54th St Magic Bus, The 18 I7 1073 Broad Ripple Ave

Bob’s Food Mart 5628 Illinois St BP Service Station 7068 College Ave Citgo 1731 E. 52nd Rich Gas Station 6419 College Ave

Mass Ave Toys OO25◄ 1057 54th St, Studio J McNamara Florist II32◄ 2635 E. 62nd St Michael’s Jewelry I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 5 Minus Skate Shop OO30 2196b E. 54th St Moondance Jewelry & Boutique D4 6323 Ferguson St N. Rue & Co. OO26 1134 E. 54th St, Studio I Naptown Thrift (temp closed from fire) OO30 2174 E. 54th St Newman & Co. for Men C3 720 E. 65th St P.S. Jewelers B3 6575 College Ave Palm Court Designs OO25 1057 E. 54th St ste C Petite G Jewelers MM19 5609 Illinois St Pitaya H4 842 Broad Ripple Ave Reveal by Polish C3 6539 Carrollton Ave Posh Petals OO25 1134 E. 54th St. Studio A Rainbow Kids PP31 2326 E. 53rd St Rebel Vintage OO25 1051 E 54th ste A Runners Forum G5 902 Westfield Blvd Rusted Moon Outfitters D5 6410 Cornell Ave Scandinavian Comfort KK23 5914 College Ave Schoolbelles II32 2635 E. 62nd St The Secret Ingredient MM19 5631 Illinois St Sherwin-Williams II31 2221 E. 62nd St ste A Shop Tibet G3 835 E. Westfield Blvd. SoBro Vintage Market MM32◄ 2417 E 56th St Solomon-Paris Antiques & Interiors PP25 1103 E. 52nd State of Grace Boutique I3 6243 College Ave Teeki Hut H4 807 Broad Ripple Ave Toggery Resale Boutique II30◄ 1810 Broad Ripple Ave Unique Thrift Shop PP31 2350 E. 52nd St Urban Gypsy Boutique D4◄ 6407 Ferguson St Vintage 54 Collective OO24 5335 Winthrop Ave ste B The Vintage Clothing Co MM32 2417 E 56th St Vintage Vogue II31 2361 Broad Ripple Ave Willa Gray Home C3 6516 Carrollton Ave World Record Shoppe OO30 2184 East 54th St


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Ty’s Automotive 31QQ◄ 5050 Keystone Ave 317-283-7400


8Fifteen D3 815 E. 65th St 20 Past 4 & More MM32◄ 2514 E. 56th St A ‘bit of Whimsy PP23 5208 College Ave About Music E2 6346 College Ave Agrarian OO25 1055 E 54th ste B Alley Girls G4 833a E. Westfield Blvd. Artifacts G5◄ 6327 Guilford Ave Audio Solutions E4 6340 Ferguson St Backyard Birds OO31◄ 2374 E. 54th St Be The Boutique MM19 5607 Illinois St Bella Bridesmaids C3 726 E. 65th St

Bike Line, The 6520 Cornell Ave 317-253-2611


Bokay Florist KK31 5890 Keystone Ave Boost Mobile PP31 5202.Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Knits C5 6510 Cornell Ave Broad Ripple Vintage D4◄ 824 E. 64th St Bungalow, The G5◄ 924 Westfield Blvd Cartabella G4 825 Westfield Blvd

CBD American Shaman Indy D G5 912 Westfield Blvd (463) 221-2829

CBD Jubilee D3 6418 Carrollton Ave Charles Mayer & Company MM19 5629 Illinois St City Gear PP31 2332 E. 53rd St Civvies OO26 1134 E. 54th St, Studio L Clara K. Gifts G4 825 Westfield Blvd Coast to Coast Imports OO31 5350 Keystone Ave Coby Palmer Designs OO28 2060 E. 54th St ste 5 CVS G2 6290 College Ave CVS MM19 119 W 56th St Diamond Studio by Dejoan H4 6332 N. Guilford Ave Suite 207 Danni Nicole G4 839 E. Westfield Blvd. Dinwiddies I3 6216 Carrollton Ave Edible Arrangements HH32 2602 E 62nd St The Empty Vase PP25 1105 E. 52nd Erin Young Designs OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio E Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting OO25 1057 E. 54th St Foundry 317 Home Interiors G3 819 Westfield Blvd French Pharmacie Flea G3 823 E. Westfield Blvd.

Good Earth - Birkenstock E4 6354 Guilford Ave 317-254-8604 Good Earth Natural Food E4◄ 6350 Guilford Ave 317-254-8604 Habig Garden Shop 5201 College Ave Haus Love 5901 College Ave Hayes and Taylor - The Shop 920 Broad Ripple Ave Head Lines 1056 Broad Ripple Ave


KK23 H5 G6

Marigold C5◄ 6512 Cornell Ave 317-254-9939


a&g Digital Consulting 6055 N. College ste 201 Adoption Support Center 6331 Carrollton Ave Airmaster Heating & Cooling 5416 College Ave Alterations Express 2315 E. 53rd St A O K Car Care 5581 N. Keystone Ave Apple Press 6327 Ferguson St Architectural Restoration, Inc. 2374 E. 54th St suite B ARRAY architecture + interiors 5367 College Ave Artcraft Upholstery 710 E. 52nd St The Artistry Group 652 E. 52nd St AVI Systems 6413 College Ave Bierman ABA Autism Center 6060 College Ave Bray Technologies PC Repair 6132 College Ave

JJ23 E3 OO23 PP31 MM32 E4 OO31 OO23 PP23 PP23 D3 JJ23 K3

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Bright Ideas AA25◄ 7425 Westfield Blvd 317-257-4111 Broad Ripple Appliance MM32◄ 2725 E. 56th Broad Ripple Automotive OO31 5312 Keystone Ave Broad Ripple Design Assoc. I2 660 E. 62nd St Broad Ripple Lawn Equipment E4 823 E. 64th St Broad Ripple Lock Service II31 2023 Broad Ripple Ave Broad Ripple P&L I2 6224 College Ave Broad Ripple Restoration Painting G5 5916 Birchwood Ave Brothers Digital Solutions C5 853 E. 65th St BSTIX OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 2 Byrne Art Studio K3 6055 College Ave Call My List H3 6285 College Ave Camden Stained Glass OO24 5345 Winthrop Ave. ste C Cardinal Manufacturing PP24 710 E. 52nd St Case Neighborhood Design Studio KK23 5912 College Ave Chef JJ’s Back Yard G7 1040 Broad Ripple Ave Christina’s Complete Clean I5 6201 Winthrop Ave Clark & Osborne A4 6617 Ferguson St Connect Think C4 6507 N. Carrollton Ave Covideo H5 6235 Guilford Ave Custom Living OO24 5335 Winthrop Ave ste A David Electric Service JJ23 6013 College Ave Deckademics K2 6108 College Ave ste 200 Deering Cleaners E2 6380 College Ave Demerly Architects C5 6500 Westfield Blvd Design 27 OO24 5366 Winthrop Ave DeveloperTown PP24 5255 Winthrop Ave Dittoe Public Relations OO23 5420 N College Ave. ste 200 Draw It To Know It C4 6507 Ferguson St #102 Easter Conservation Services OO26 1134 E. 54th St. Studio J Elgin Water Care H6 1009 Broad Ripple Ave Enterprise Rent-A-Car H2 6280 College Ave (roof) EnVue B5 930 E. 66th St Event One DJs E2 6358 N. College Ave EZ Software Solutions KK23 5948 N. College Ave FedEx Office G6 1050 Broad Ripple Ave Firebelly Marketing I4 6235 Carrollton Ave ste B Fizziology II31 6161 Hillside Ave Flanner Buchanan H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave Front Row Tickets E2 6358 College Ave Forest Hills Landscape E2 5893 Forest Ln Green Men Restoration Design Center OO31 2376 E 54th St Harris Tire & Auto OO32◄ 5425 Keystone Ave Harvest Cafe Coffee Roasters OO31 2374 E. 54th St The Hatch II31◄ 6161 Hillside Ave HendrixRaderWise B5 921 E. 66th St Hit City Recording Studio OO23 707 E 54th St Home Room OO25 1101 54th St, Studio D Hoosier Salon Admin Office D3 711 E. 65th St Hope Plumbing PP30 1919 E. 52nd Hoskins Interior Design OO25 1057 E. 54th St ste G Hour Motors K3 6121 College Ave

Howald Heating & Air Cond. B5 6542 Westfield Blvd 317-255-4328 Hubbard & Cravens Headquarters 1114 East 52nd St


Hughey Automotive & Marine OO24 5337 Winthrop Ave. 317-507-7559

Huntington Learning Center II32 2635 E. 62nd St ste 2020 iDiz C4 6531 Ferguson St Indianapolis Granite and Marble OO24 5360 Winthrop Ave Industrial Sales and Engineering OO28 2070 E. 54th St ste 5 Infinite Self Storage PP25◄ 1102 E 52nd St Innovatemap H6 1002 Broad Ripple Avenue Ave ste 201 Integrated Learning I2 6201 College Ave ITEX K2 6116 College Ave

J.T. Alterations 5250 Keystone Ct Jiffy Lube 6401 College Ave Joy’s House 2028 Broad Ripple Ave Justice For Computers 2184 East 54th St ste C Kayak Pools 845 E. 65th St

PP31 D3 HH30 OO30 C4

Keystone Self Storage 31QQ◄ 5030 Keystone Ave 317-253-5500 Kimmel Shoe Repair H3 733 Broad Ripple Ave Laundromat FF32◄ 2509 E. 65th St LEL Home Services KK31 5936 N. Keystone Ave. Lena and Lyle Institute KK31 5936 N. Keystone Ave. Life in the Moment B5 930 E. 66th St LifeGrid Internet HH29 1810 Broad Ripple Ave. #12 Lilly Lane B4 6556 Ferguson St Lodestone Events E4 819 E. 64th St, ste 101 Lougheed Engineering MM28 1750 E. 56th St Magnet Films K2 6108 College Ave Manufacturers Service Co. OO28 2060 E. 54th St ste 1 Mays Entertainment C3 6519 Carrollton Ave MicroVote General Corporation E4 6366 Guilford Ave Modern Surfaces OO28 2060 E. 54th St ste 8 Momentum Design H4 6304 Guilford Ave, ste A MS-IL Corporate Offices D3 710 E. 64th St National Association of Letter Carriers OO30 2182 E. 54th St Newpoint Parking D5 6440 Westfield Blvd Nogginwerks B4 6523 N. Carrollton Ave Nygaard’s Service Center KK23 5898 College Ave OASIS H10◄ 1305 Broad Ripple Ave (lower level F&B) Odyssey H6 1002 Broad Ripple Ave Olis Construction HH29 1654 Broad Ripple Ave One Stop Cellular Repair I6 6251 Winthrop Ave ste 1 PactSafe E5 6334 Westfield Blvd Passwater’s Auto Specialists H4 829 Broad Ripple Ave Polish Interior and Art Design C3 6539 Carrollton Ave Porch Light Public Relations OO25 1055 E 54th St ste D Primavera Panel Co. E2 6358 College Ave Process Controls Corp. C4 6519 Ferguson St Professional Alterations HH30 1906 Broad Ripple Ave Professional Gifting, Inc. E4 6366 Guilford Ave ste 300 Random Acts of Flowers OO25 1057 E. 54th St ste F Raygun Workshop OO24 5335 Winthrop Ave Renaissance Studios Music C5 6516 Cornell Ave Ripple FX Inc E4 6330 Ferguson St Roger Ward Engineering C3 6555 Carrollton Ave Scofield Editorial C3 6555 Carrollton Ave ste B Scott Dance Studio II31 6162 Hillside Ave Seamless Restoration OO23 5345 N. Winthrop Ave. ste A Shaver Shop OO28 2060 E. 54th St ste 1 Simplicity Cold Pressed Juices OO25 1101 E 54th St ste E SmallBox I5 6219 Guilford Ave Smoking Iron Alterations C4 6503 Ferguson St Sparkle Cleaners PP23 5167 College Ave The Speak Easy PP24 5255 Winthrop Ave Synergy Marketing Group I6 6251 Winthrop Ave Suite 5 Tech Motors Auto Services PP31 5250 Keystone Ct Techedvise C5 6500 Westfield Blvd Tender Loving Care Health II31 6100 N. Keystone Ave. ste 360 Tomato Fish Marketing JJ23 6055 N. College ste 201 touchAsoul design studio B5 6500 Westfield Blvd The UPS Store I7◄ 1075 Broad Ripple Ave Velvet Touch Dry Cleaners C3 6509 College Ave Village Recording Studio G4 841 Westfield Blvd Voigt Creations PP24 740 East 52nd St ste 8 The Willows Center (banquet facility) DD25 6729 Westfield Blvd Zech Studios OO28 2060 E. 54th St Suite 10

Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz Answers (Questions on page 5)

Thrillers - 1. She Is Blind, 2. Buffalo Bill, 3. Donald Sutherland, 4. Misty (Play Misty For Me) Directional Adjectives - 1. Northern Songs, 2. Eastern Airlines, 3. Southern Comfort, 4. All Quiet On The Western Front Fantasy Creatures - 1. Medusa The Gorgon, 2. A Changeling, 3. The Jersey Devil, 4. It Stood On Chicken Legs Fill in the Blanks - 1. Silk, 2. Possum’s/ Practical, 3. Six, 4. Australis Tin Pan Alley - 1. Strawberry Blonde, 2. Ragtime Gal, 3. George Gershwin, 4. On The Banks Of The Wabash, Far Away

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The Broad Ripple Gazette

Vol. 16 No. 25

19 Dec. 20 - Jan. 9, 2020

We run this Santa story by Brandt every year:

Right in my Own B a c k y a r d by Brandt Carter Backyard Birds Legend “How Santa Knows Who’s Naughty or Nice” One day, a chickadee lit on my feeder and began singing. His song told me a Christmas tale about the year Santa Claus lost the List. Goodness, Santa didn’t know who had been naughty or nice. There was no list! Three days before the big night, Santa was still searching his house, workshop and stable – no list. The Mrs. could be of no help because she had to bake her stollens and kugels to finish her holiday projects. Meanwhile, Santa bellowed, “Where is the List? There will be NO Christmas. I don’t know who has been naughty or nice!” After much rummaging and fretting, there was a peck, peck, peck at the window. Two snowy owls that lived in the hollow of the old tree outside the kitchen window pecked until they got Santa’s attention. “Can we help?” they asked. Santa replied, “Oh, if only. You see, I have no list. Without it, there will be no trip and no gifts!” The two wise owls put their heads together to try to save Christmas. They knew the reindeer could not help because they had to save their strength for the big night. The snowshoe hares were too small to hop very far. The seals only went as far south as the California Coast – not far enough. The elves were too busy making last minute gifts. Was there no one at the North Pole to help? Was there no magic left – no miracles? Finally, the aha! Only one group could help: the birds of the world. All the owls had to do was fly far enough south to issue the alert. Because birds inhabited almost every earthly corner, each bird could go to the home of a boy or girl and watch to see who was naughty or nice. Then the birds would report back so Santa could make the List again. That is exactly what happened. Christmas was saved. Santa wrote the List again because “a little bird told him so”… That is, who was naughty or nice. Because all the gifts were delivered on time that year so long ago, birds have been very much a part of every Christmas celebration ever since. Feeding the birds a special treat is an important part of the holidays – a sheaf of wheat, seed wreaths, fruit and nuts. And this is why having a bird’s nest in your Christmas tree brings luck for the New Year.

Over the years we have covered dozens and dozens of in-store free music performances at Indy CD & Vinyl. Here are a few - Rev. Peyton, Everthus the Deadbeats, and the Peggy Sues (made up of Gazette staffers!)


Brandt Carter, artist, herbalist, and naturalist, owns Backyard Birds at 2374 E. 54th Street. Visit her web site Email your bird questions to



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The Broad Ripple Gazette

Dec. 20 - Jan. 9, 2020

Train expert Jay Williams wrote a six-part series for the Gazette on the Nickel Plate 587 engine that was at Broad Ripple Park from about 1955 to 1983. In this photo from 1983 the engine was being transported from Broad Ripple Park, down Broad Ripple Avenue, to go back to the Monon train tracks for a trip to the Beech Grove Shops to be rebuilt. You can see the old McDonald’s sign peaking over the train, and the used cars at Bud Wolf on the right side.

photo from the Jay Williams collection

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