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he Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce is proud to present this Community & Business Directory. This Directory would not be possible without the support of our members and the businesses that chose to advertise in this publication. We want to personally thank all of our members for the commitment and support they have given to the Chamber and community. Through the commitment and involvement of its members, the Chamber promotes economic opportunity by advocating the interests of business and encouraging mutual support and business development through networking opportunities. Our mission is to provide members a supportive system with continuous opportunities for growth, education and sustainability for their business. The Chamber represents approximately 100 businesses. We encourage you to support your local business community – your support keeps the local economy more vibrant and promotes the retention and growth of products and services. This vibrant local economy is critical to a strong educational system and a healthy housing market. The City of Beech Grove is located in the southeast portion of Marion County and is part of the Greater Indianapolis Metropolitan area. Beech Grove was incorporated in 1906, and is a city with nearly 15,000 residents who enjoy the benefits of a small town and the amenities of a large city. U.S. News and World Report has named Beech Grove High School as one of America’s Best High Schools. In addition to having a Four Star school system, other accolades include Tree City USA, and The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns has selected the City of Beech Grove’s Emerson Avenue redevelopment project for a Community Achievement Award. We hope you will find the information in this Directory helpful, and we encourage you to visit our website at www.gbgcoc.org. The Chamber is committed to the betterment and promotion of businesses throughout the community! Board of Directors Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce

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Letter from the Mayor Welcome to Beech Grove, our beloved slice of small town living located just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Indianapolis. While you’re here, we hope you’ll take a little time to get to know what makes our community so special. Take a stroll down Main Street. Shop at our local businesses. Spend a little time visiting our neighborhoods and awardwinning schools. I think you’ll see what we’re so proud of. This directory advertises a number of great local businesses promoting and selling a variety of services, and I hope you have the chance to visit more than a few of them. If you’re looking to locate or expand your business here, I invite you to contact me personally so we can make sure we’re working with you every step of the way. Our local economy is my top priority, and no growth opportunity is too small. We’ve got exciting plans for the future of Beech Grove, and we’re delighted that you stopped by to experience life in our community. It’s a place you can believe in, and we hope you’ll be back soon. Sincerely yours,

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Chamber Welcome Letter.............................................................. 1 Mayor’s Welcome Letter................................................................. 3 Welcome to Beech Grove, Indiana........................................... 7 History: Then & Now......................................................................... 8 Regional Map............................................................................................ 9 Location....................................................................................................... 10 Business: Strong & Vibrant............................................................... 11 Arts, Entertainment & Attractions............................................... 12 Websites of Advertising Sponsors.............................................. 13 Beech Grove Recreation................................................................... 14 Shopping & Dining................................................................................ 16 Beech Grove Restaurants................................................................. 17 Education.................................................................................................... 18 Healthcare: Healing Powers............................................................ 20 Lifestyles & Neighborhoods............................................................ 21 Government: Serving the People................................................ 22 Elected Officials....................................................................................... 23 Beech Grove Churches..................................................................... 24 Advertiser Directory............................................................................ IBC

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Welcome to Beech Grove, Indiana

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iving in the city of Beech Grove means enjoying a balance of small town life, suburban comfort, and big city amenities. Beech Grove grew from a small railroad town to a bustling city within a city. As part of the Indianapolis metro area, citizens can choose to shop on their own old-fashioned Main Street or head north to Downtown Indy and its urban shops. They can dine at local cafes, popular restaurant chains, or upscale restaurants. The city offers everything that families need within its own borders, plus easy access to Central Indiana’s greatest attractions. Homebuyers can find all variety of houses in Beech Grove, from quaint bungalows to spacious modern homes. The variety of parks and recreation amenities available to residents easily entertain the whole family year-round. Students in Beech Grove benefit from quality schools that consistently perform above the state average and provide enriching extracurricular activities for all age groups. Beech Grove is located within Marion County and landlocked by the city of Indianapolis, but as an independent municipality, it is able to control its own fate while benefiting from Indy’s cultural institutions and thriving businesses. With its own City Hall, police and fire forces, and school system, Beech Grove maintains its autonomy and privacy, making it an ideal location for anyone seeking a balance between small town and big city. Residents take great pride in their close-knit community, supporting efforts to modernize the city, add greenspace and recreational opportunities, and revitalize the economic community. Whether cheering on the local high school sports team or enjoying a festival in a local park, residents take great satisfaction from their community and all that it has to offer.

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History: Then & Now

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he area that would become Beech Grove was first inhabited by members of the Delaware, Wea, Miami, and Kickapoo Native American tribes. Through a series of treaties the land became the property of the U.S. Government, and in the early 1820s settlers began to buy parcels of land, clearing the timber for farmland. Drawn by the growth in the new Indiana State Capital, Indianapolis, farmsteads steadily replaced the old hardwood forests of the region. One of Beech Grove’s most famous early residents was poet and women’s rights activist Sarah Tittle Bolton. In 1871 Bolton purchased farmland that she named “Beech Bank,” to reflect the abundance of beech trees in the area. Bolton lived there until her death in 1893, and the property was later purchased by the city and preserved as parkland. Francis McClintock Churchman, a prominent Indianapolis financier, purchased a large swathe of land in 1864 and established “Beech Grove Farm.” Churchman partnered with George Jackson, the first importer of Jersey cattle to America, and ran a successful dairy operation with his pedigreed herds. Other prominent early families included the MacGregors and Cottmans. Beech Grove was an important farming community, so when the railroads came through a station was built along the line connecting Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Initially called Ingallstown, the name soon changed to Beech Grove Station. When the new town was establishing itself at the turn of the century it adopted the name of the station and officially became the Town of Beech Grove in 1906. When the “Big Four” (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad) completed a new 640-acre steam locomotive repair facility in 1908, droves of workers moved to Beech Grove. Churchman Avenue was 8

originally a personal road for Churchman that connected Fletcher Bank in downtown Indianapolis to his farm, but this became a major artery for the fledgling community. To accommodate the housing needed for the rail workers, the town established a grid of streets north of Churchman Avenue centered on the widened streets of Main and Fifth. Beech Grove’s first church, Wesley Chapel, was built in 1837 just south of the current Amtrak Beech Grove Shops. Catholic, Methodist, Christian, and Baptist congregations developed early in the 20th Century. The community’s first school was the 1868 Poplar Grove one-room school, on New Bethel Pike, a mile west of First Avenue. A school was not opened within current city limits until 1907, when the space above William Wheat’s Store at 423 Main Street was converted to a classroom. Holy Name of Jesus School was built in 1922 and continues its Catholic education today. St. Francis Hospital was built on the west end of downtown in 1914, eventually growing into one of Beech Grove’s largest employers. From 1910 to 1920 the town almost tripled in size, growing from 568 to 1,459 residents. By 1935 the town had grown to a fifth-class city, allowing it to elect its first mayor and four city council members. In the 1940s the railroad facility peaked at around 6,000 employees. During the post-WWII “Baby Boom” new neighborhoods grew south of the old downtown in the modern style of curving streets and cul-de-sacs. Beech Grove became a fourth-class city in 1961, and when Indianapolis expanded its borders to include all of Marion County in 1970, Beech Grove was one of only four municipalities that were excluded. Twenty-three cities


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eech Grove is ideally located on Indianapolis’ south side. Interstate 465 crosses southern Beech Grove, and the I-465/I-65 intersection is just west of the city limits. Residents and businesses have easy access to several major national transportation routes by hopping on I-465 at Emerson Avenue and following the loop around Indianapolis to access four major interstates. I-74 connects Cincinnati, OH and Peoria, IL via Indianapolis. I-65 heads south from Lake County, IN through Indianapolis and all the way to Mobile, AL. Indianapolis and Detroit, MI are connected by I-69, while the great I-70 sweeps across the country from Baltimore, MD to western Utah. Whether it’s a family vacation hundreds of miles away or a weekend in Chicago, the numerous interstates and highways around Beech Grove make getting anywhere in the United States easy. Commuting to, or shopping in, Indy can be as simple as hopping on an IndyGo bus and heading downtown. IndyGo’s Beech Grove route follows Emerson Avenue north to Main Street, where it continues west to 17th Avenue and jogs up to Albany Street. The bus then heads north to downtown Indianapolis via Troy Avenue and Meridian Street.

IndyGo 635-2100 1501 W. Washington St, Indianapolis www.indygo.net The new Indianapolis International Airport opened in 2008 and provides an average of 145 daily flights to worldwide destinations. This contemporary facility is around twenty minutes away, and can be reached by bus and limousine in addition to car. Indianapolis Int’l Airport 487-7243 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Dr. www.indianapolisairport.com Freight: Federal Express, UPS, DHL, and a number of local and interstate trucking companies serve Beech Grove. Road: Five interstates (I-65, I-69, I-70, I-74, I-465), five federal highways (US 31, 36, 40, 52, 136, 421), and two state highways (SR 37, 67) interconnect Marion County communities.

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s an historic part of a large metro area, Beech Grove fills the diverse needs of large corporations, small family businesses, and everything in between. As Beech Grove grows and adapts to its changing public and private needs, residents, business owners, and government agencies work together toward a bright future for the community. Beech Grove’s location is a key factor in its successful business community. With easy and quick access to major interstates and an international airport, area businesses are at an advantage over more remote locations. The transportation infrastructure also aids businesses by getting commuters and customers in, out and around Beech Grove with ease. Beech Grove’s traditional commercial and retail “downtown” stretches along Main Street from Emerson Avenue west to 8th Street. Two Centennial Towers mark the entryway into downtown, where there is a mixture of retail, services, restaurants, and office space. Emerson Avenue is Beech Grove’s busiest thoroughfare and is lined with even more offices, restaurants, and retail shopping. In 2008 the Emerson Avenue redevelopment project was awarded a Community Achievement Award to mark the revitalization of the corridor. This included new pavement, sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, and planters. Much of the recent commercial construction has centered around the busy intersection of Emerson and I-465 on the city’s south side. Much of southeastern Beech Grove is dominated by business and industrial parks. This area stretches east from Emerson Avenue along Elmwood Avenue and surrounds the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Churchman Bypass. Amtrak Beech Grove Shops is a repair and parts manufacturing shop that sits on 108 acres in eastern Beech Grove. This 600-employee facility services Amtrak engines and cars, from the Locomotive Shop to the Trim Shop.

As Beech Grove continues to evolve and improve, several key organizations help the business community prosper. The Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce promotes area businesses, offering guidance and support. Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce 802 Main Street ph/fax: (317) 803-9109 / 788-4976 www.gbgcoc.org Beech Grove Redevelopment Commission ph: (317) 803-9141 Industry in Marion County exists across the entire spectrum, from farmland in Franklin Township to the industrial parks scattered across the county. Both the manufacturing and service sectors of Beech Grove play important roles in the city’s economy and to the economic vitality of all of Marion County. Marion Co. Businesses by Industry: Retail/Wholesale Trade Professional/Scientific/Tech Finance/Insurance/Real Estate Accommodation/Food Svcs. Health Care/Social Assistance Construction Trades Admin. Support/Waste Mgmt. Manufacturing

4,922 3,117 2,826 1,955 1,907 1,808 1,472 977

The labor force that lives and works in Beech Grove provides a variety of skilled and professional services in the medical, legal, financial, and educational fields. Local and regional businesses benefit from Beech Grove’s wellrounded work force. Marion Co. Employment by Industry: Health Care/Social Services 78,800 Wholesale/Retail Trade 73,965 Manufacturing 58,583 Accommodation/Food Serv. 42,146 Admin. Support/Waste Mgmt. 41,224 Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 36,523 Transportation/Warehousing 36,270 Professional/Scientific/Tech 30,632

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Arts, Entertainment & Attractions

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eech Grove residents enjoy a quality of life that is rooted in a community with easy access to some of Central Indiana’s most revered cultural institutions. There is always something to do in the Indianapolis metro area, with hundreds of festivals, performances, and great sporting events. Beech Grove is just minutes from downtown Indy, where groups like the Cabaret at the Columbia Club and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra entertain. Worldclass museums include the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indiana State Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. For outdoor fun, the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens are just west of downtown. The Spotlight Players have called Beech Grove home since 2003. This award-winning acting troupe puts on seven plays each year in their downtown Beech Grove theater, the old Beall’s Building on Main Street. Spotlight Players 524 Main St. / PO Box 111 www.spotlight-players.org

767-2774

Beech Grove High School encourages its students to participate in the arts by offering numerous choral, instrumental, dramatic, dance, and visual art classes and groups. The Jubilaires travel extensively around Marion County performing advanced show choir routines for a variety of organizations. Other ensembles include the Male Barbershop Quartet, Chamber Ensemble, and Ladies Ensemble. All of the groups perform for the public in free concerts held during the school year. The Marching Hornets and color guard perform at each BGHS football game in the fall and compete state-wide. The Pep Band, Concert Band, and Winter Guard perform at basketball games and special concerts during the remainder of the school year. The BGHS Drama Club produces two performances each year, including a musical in the spring. Visual Arts students also exhibit their work in annual shows that feature the best of all mediums. There is something for everyone at the Beech Grove Public Library, located on Main Street next door to Central Elementary School. All residents

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within the Beech Grove City Schools district are served by the library. In addition to thousands of books, the library also lends CDs, DVDs, books on tape and CD, and periodicals to visitors of all ages. Additional amenities include three meeting rooms, two study rooms, homebound services, The Crossing Gift Shop, and the Dining Car Café. Special programs for children, free computer classes, book sales, family-friendly movie screenings, craft workshops, and monthly book discussions make the library a popular destination for Beech Grove residents. Beech Grove Public Library 1102 Main Street 788-4203 Open M-Th 10-7, F-Sat 10-3 www.bgpl.lib.in.us Beech Grove residents that tune in to Comcast channel 28 can watch BGTV, which is devoted to the Beech Grove community. BGTV began in 1983 with just two hours of programming each month. The full lineup now includes all public municipal meetings; special shows devoted to the schools, Chamber of Commerce, and city government; classic movies; and special public events. BGTV City Hall www.beechgrove.com/BGTV

788-4977 ext. 5300

For Beech Grove sports enthusiasts there are exciting athletic events nearby in downtown Indy. The 2007 NFL World Champion Colts play in the new 63,000-seat Lucas Oil Stadium. Conseco Fieldhouse is home to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and WNBA’s Indiana Fever, and Victory Field is the home diamond for the Indianapolis Indians. Northwest of Beech Grove is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the famed Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 attract hundreds of thousands of race fans from around the world. Indiana PACERS (Oct-June) (National Basketball Association) Indiana FEVER (June-Aug) (Women’s National Basketball Association) Conseco Fieldhouse 125 S. Pennsylvania St. 917-2727 www.nba.com/pacers www.wnba.com/fever


Arts, Entertainment & Attractions Indianapolis COLTS (National Football League) Lucas Oil Stadium 500 S. Capitol Ave. www.colts.com

(Sept-Jan)

Indiana ICE (United States Hockey League) Pepsi Coliseum 1202 E. 38th St. www.indianaice.com

(Oct-Apr)

262-8600

925-4423

Indianapolis INDIANS (International League) Victory Field 501 W. Maryland St. www.indyindians.com

(Apr-Sept) 269-3545

Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IRL, NASCAR, MotoGP) Indpls. 500 (Memorial Day Weekend); Brickyard 400 (July); Red Bull Indianapolis GP (Aug) 4790 W. 16th St. 484-6700 www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com

Advertising Sponsors Hyperlink Connections AAA Hoosier Motor Club Accurate PC American Legion Post 276 Beech Grove Anytime Fitness Beech Grove City Schools Beech Grove Education Foundation Beech Grove Meadows Beech Grove Public Library Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center Comcast Business Service Edward Jones Golden Living Center Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce Handi-Capable Hands Harvester Financial Credit Union Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School Hope & New Life Ministries Huntington Bank Indiana Members Credit Union JE Brown Electric KeyBank La Quinta Inns & Suites Marsh Supermarket Modern Maid Moorehouse Body Shop Our Lady of Grace Monastery Re/Max Select / Dawn Whalen St. Paul Hermitage Sisters of St. Benedict The Skillman Corporation The Southsider Voice Southwood Baptist Church State Farm Insurance / Warren Whittaker Teachers Credit Union TJ’s Kitchen Wagner Signs The Waters of Indianapolis

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Recreation

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eech Grove residents enjoy outdoor recreational activities year-round, from Little League games at Hartman Park to enjoying some leash-free time at the Paw Patch dog park. The parks system encompasses around 100 acres, and includes four parks and a community center. The largest of the properties is Sarah T. Bolton Park, a 30-acre park purchased in 1930 from the Bolton Estate and named in honor of the Hoosier poet. Located near the heart of Beech Grove, Bolton Park is also the location of many festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Residents come to the park to watch Independence Day fireworks, listen to free live concerts, compete in the annual Halloween Costume Contest, and meet Santa Claus. Additionally, special children’s programs and sporting events are held frequently during the summer months. Hartman Park is the focal point for youth baseball in Beech Grove. The park’s five diamonds are busy all summer long, and are used for several age groups. Continuing south on 9th Avenue from Hartman Park is the small South Grove Park. Adjacent to South Grove Intermediate School, this park features a picnic shelter and a playground. On Beech Grove’s east side, just west of the high school and next to Hornet Park Elementary School, is the Hornet Park Community Center. This is a popular facility for large receptions and events and has a banquet hall with attached kitchen. The Community Center also includes the Fitness Center, which is open seven days a week and offers memberships. Classes at the Fitness Center range from spinning to belly dancing, with traditional weight training and aerobics classes offered throughout the year. 14

In 2007 the city was awarded a $1 million grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation for the development of a new 4.2-mile pedestrian greenway through the city. To be constructed in three phases, the final trail will connect the Community Center, Sarah Bolton Park, and a proposed 36-acre sports park at the northwest corner of Subway Street and Emerson Avenue. Beech Grove Parks & Recreation Sarah T. Bolton Park 1300 Churchman Ave. (32 acres) Baseball diamond, 2 basketball courts, 2 playgrounds, 2 sand volleyball courts, skate park, 1-acre Paw Patch dog park, open play areas, 3 restrooms, 4 picnic shelters (3 gazebos) South Grove Park 1100 S. 9th Ave. (14.3 acres) Baseball diamond, playground, sand volleyball court, restrooms, picnic shelter Hartman Park 700 S. 9th Ave. (11.2 acres) 5 baseball diamonds, concessions, restrooms, picnic shelter Hornet Park & Community Center 5245 Hornet Ave. (788-4986)(14.5 acres) Banquet & meeting rooms (rental fee), Fitness Center (803-9087)(weight/exercise rooms; aerobics, spinning, Pilates, cardio, & Tai-Chi classes; massages; personal trainers), playground, tennis court In addition to the many activities in Sarah Bolton Park, the city hosts several festivals and celebrations throughout the year. The Beech Party is held each August, when live music, tasty food, games, and arts & crafts vendors fill downtown in a celebration of summer. Recreational sports leagues and clubs are popular in Beech Grove, where adults can join organizations like the Beech Grove Athletic Boosters Adult Recreation League. Children can also join the Boosters youth


Recreation teams, in addition to softball, hockey, swimming, wrestling, gymnastic, dance, basketball, and other local sports teams.

hall. Several fitness centers, dance studios, and martial arts studios keep Beech Grove residents moving and in shape.

Beech Grove Athletic Boosters Leagues www.eteamz.com/boosters 791-6209 Co-ed basketball (K-2), boys basketball (grades 3-12), girls basketball (grades 3-8), football (ages 5-12), volleyball (grades 3-6), cheerleading (grades K-6)

Just outside of the city limits, on Beech Grove’s west side, Sarah Shank Golf Course is a popular weekend destination. This 18-hole course is part of the Indy Parks system and is open to the public seven days a week.

Beech Grove Little League Contact: Bob Scott 783-1736 www.eteamz.com/beechgrovelittleleague Boys 5-12 play at Hartman Park, 724 S. 9th Avenue. Beech Grove Girls Softball Affiliation Contact: Jim Buckel 783-6224 www.eteamz.com/bggsa Girls 4-16 play at the BGMS diamonds at 1248 Cleveland Street. Beech Grove Youth Wrestling League Contact: Todd Sacksteder tsacksteder@bgcs.k12.in.us www.bgwrestlingclub.webs.com Kids from kindergarten through 6th grade meet at BGHS wrestling room. Beech Grove Soccer Club 782-4957 www.beechgrovesoccerclub.com All kids age 4-14 play at 501 S. 4th Ave. Competitive teams play at CYO Field at Raymond Street & Perkins Avenue.

Bowling is a favorite local activity, where area residents can enjoy 24-7 games at Beech Grove Bowl or the 80-lane Expo Bowl. Greatimes Family Fun Park, on Beech Grove’s south side, is a 5-acre complex that includes Go-Kart tracks, a Bumper Boat pool, batting cages, indoor arcade, and two miniature golf courses. Other fun activities for Beech Grove’s youth include Girl Scouts, Cub & Boy Scouts, 4-H, South Indy Youth Hockey Sharks, and Beech Grove Aquatic Club. Adults can join a variety of local organizations, like Beech Grove Promoters Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles #4167, Beech Grove Lions Club, Red Hat Society, American Legion Post 276, American Legion Post 276, Masonic Lodge #694, Moose Lodge #1883, VFW Post 5626, Tri Kappa, and Psi Iota Xi Sorority.

The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center has a public swimming pool that offers lap swimming, family sessions, and water exercise classes. Yoga classes and gym walking sessions are available, as is a two court gymnasium that doubles as a banquet 15


Shopping & Dining

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eech Grove’s retail options cover all of the basics and include specialty shops unique to the community. Groceries are available at two Marsh Supermarkets, west of downtown and on Thompson Road, as well as Wal-Mart and Kroger on the far south side. Numerous convenience stores are around town for a quick gallon of milk or other basic necessities. Downtown offers a wide variety of shops, including boutiques, a meat market, hardware store, flower shop, jeweler, quilt shop, and shoe store. Several pharmacies and small shops are near the former St. Francis Hospital campus northwest of downtown on Albany Street. Most of Beech Grove’s shopping is concentrated along Emerson Avenue the length of the city. This newly rehabilitated corridor is a mixture of retail, dining, and services. South of Churchman Avenue clusters of shopping centers and plazas make it easy for residents to park once and shop at several stores. The newest and largest retail area is along Emerson Avenue from the I-465 overpass to the busy intersection at Thompson Road. “Big box” stores like Lowe’s and K-mart are surrounded by smaller retailers selling auto parts, pets, furniture, clothing, paint, cell phones, electronics, and lawn & garden

5209 E. Thompson Road (Emerson Place Shoppes) Carry Out • Catering Banquet Room • Delivery

(317) 757-8626

www.tjskitchenindy.com

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supplies. Services in the area include framing, movie rentals, equipment rentals, shipping, auto repair, and gas stations. Some of the prominent centers are Emerson Plaza Shoppes, Emerson Plaza, and South Pointe Commons. Beech Grove’s dining options are as varied as the tastes of its residents. A blend of local establishments, national chains, ethnic restaurants, fast food, and pizzerias share the same busy thoroughfares as Beech Grove’s retailers. Main Street is home to several unique restaurants that are favorite local haunts. From upscale Italian to a traditional small town diner, these establishments add to the flavor of downtown. Northwest of downtown several restaurants are on Albany Street west of 17th Avenue. Fast food chains are sprinkled along Emerson Avenue from Main Street south to the Thompson Road shopping centers. Most of the popular national and regional chains have locations in or near Beech Grove. Altogether, more than 25 restaurants can be found just along Emerson Avenue. The variety of options includes Mexican, Chinese, steakhouses, pizza, and sandwich shops. Among the shops of Thompson Road are interspersed additional dining choices.


Beech Grove Area Restaurants (Beech Grove Chamber member names are shown in bold.)

Arby’s

4925 S. Emerson Avenue

Asian Spice

4030 S. Emerson Avenue

Ball Park Pizza & Eatery II 510 Main Street

Bamboo House

5213 E. Thompson Road

Burger King

3823 S. Emerson Avenue

China & Thai Cuisine 5135 S. Emerson Avenue

Circle City Pizza

5125 S. Emerson Avenue

The Country Oven 1831 Albany Street

Dairy Queen

5231 E. Thompson Road

Domino’s Pizza

4030 S. Emerson Avenue

Edwards Drive-In

2126 S. Sherman Drive

Egg Roll Number 1

4576 S. Emerson Avenue

El Puerto

4955 S. Emerson Avenue

Fazoli’s

4742 S. Emerson Avenue

Fujiyama Steak House of Japan 5149 Victory Drive

Fun China Buffet 2519 Albany Street

Glory Days Diner 607 Main Street

Grove Sports Bar & Eatery 3206 S. Emerson Avenue

Hardee’s

4945 S. Emerson Avenue

Hunan House

4910 S. Emerson Avenue

KFC

4035 S. Emerson Avenue

783-4278

Little Caesars Pizza

4922 S. Emerson Avenue

Long John Silver’s 786-8173 789-0059 780-8080 784-6424

345 S. 1st Avenue

McDonald’s Restaurant 4541 S. Emerson Avenue

Mi Amigos IV

5205 E. Thompson Road 758 Main Street

O’Gara’s Irish Pub Papa John’s Pizza

4907 S. Emerson Avenue 788-1717

782-9887

Pizza Hut

4533 S. Emerson Avenue 2509 Albany Street

Ponderosa Steakhouse 783-3030

5005 S. Emerson Avenue

Rally’s Hamburgers 786-1683

4420 S. Emerson Avenue

Starbucks 787-2225

4601 S. Emerson Avenue

786-1218

4501 S. Emerson Avenue

783-7571

4979 S. Emerson Avenue 4650 S. Emerson Avenue 343 S. 1st Avenue 42 N. 17th Avenue

787-7900 780-3388 784-1911 787-0736 781-8131 788-0808 783-2341

782-0737 784-6096 783-4122 784-7474 783-7272

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza 5347 E. Thompson Road

780-1883

786-7750

Napoli Villa Ristorante Italiano 522 Main Street

780-9088

454-8774

Steak ‘n Shake

Subway Sandwiches & Salads

Super China Buffet

5202 E. Thompson Road

Taco Bell

3842 S. Emerson Avenue

TJ’s Kitchen

5209 E. Thompson Road

Wendy’s

5230 E. Thompson Road

White Castle

4520 S. Emerson Avenue

Wild Card Pizza 403 Main Street

784-7272 783-6631 781-9700 783-9901 780-0262 786-0813 786-2184 786-9144 784-7000 786-1544 788-0760 780-8768 784-1382 757-8626 791-8603 783-7449 787-5225

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Education

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he community of Beech Grove values education and supports the educational experiences of students from preschool through various post-secondary endeavors.

Beech Grove City Schools delivers highly rigorous and relevant educational opportunities for the children living within the city of Beech Grove, as well as transfer students from outside the school district who meet various standards and expectations. The administration building is located on Hornet Avenue and shares a common campus with Hornet Park Elementary School and Beech Grove High School. A total of five schools make up the BGCS system; Hornet Park Elementary School (PreK-1), Central Elementary School (2-3), South Grove Intermediate School (4-6), Beech Grove Middle School (7-8) and Beech Grove High School (9-12). Approximately 2,700 students are served by Beech Grove City Schools. The district is proud to hold very high expectations for the students it serves and is committed to delivering individualized educational opportunities that can only be found in a district this size. BGCS boasts strong standardized test scores in both Language Arts and Mathematics that continuously rank among the best in Marion County. The youngest students in Beech Grove attend Hornet Park Elementary School, where kindergarten, first grade and special education preschool students begin their educational experiences. Central Elementary School, on Main Street in downtown Beech Grove, serves second and third graders. 21st Century classrooms at both schools are equipped with Voice Lift Technology, LCD Projectors and Document Cameras. Students use their own computer tablets to engage in various instructional activities, using iPod touch technology and Macbooks as tools to support their learning as the district seeks to expand student creativity and innovation. Special area curriculum is very important to students in grades K-3 as they engage in Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, and Applied Technology classes on a weekly basis.

Beech Grove City Schools Our mission is to develop literate and responsible students who are able to demonstrate mastery of the Indiana Academic Standards and who are effectively prepared for success. • Named “Best Buy” High School by US News and World Report • Class sizes that allow teachers to focus on students’ individual needs • Classrooms immersed in 21st Century technology • Free transportation for resident students within the school district boundaries • Strong ISTEP scores Call to learn more about the Beech Grove Experience 317-788-4481

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Beech Grove City Schools To become part of the Beech Grove Experience visit us online at www.bgcs.k12.in.us


Education South Grove Intermediate School, located on 9th Street, is home to all students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. Beech Grove Middle School, on Buffalo Street, is home to students in seventh and eighth grades. Students at these two buildings continue to engage in their educational experiences via the 21st Century classroom model introduced in their K-3 education. Students at South Grove are exposed to a range of activities that includes nine athletic teams and 6th Grade Band and Choir. Beech Grove Middle School students engage in increasingly rigorous coursework while simultaneously adding options for athletic and artistic engagement. The learning environments at both schools are based on high expectations in academic, behavioral, and social domains. Respect and responsibility are character traits that are impressed upon students so that they may develop into contributing and community-focused citizens. Beech Grove High School is committed to preparing its students for both post-secondary education and entering a competitive workforce. BGHS offers a rigorous Core-40 curriculum with engaging elective courses that range from Telecommunications to Consumer Economics. Various Advanced Placement courses are offered as well as opportunities for Dual-Credit course attainment. Students with vocational interests can participate in Central 9 Career Center programs, where they may attain significant state-recognized certifications that support the ability to compete in the workforce upon graduation. Students at BGHS are immersed in technology-rich classroom environments where, like other district facilities, 21st Century classrooms are the norm. The student population has diverse interests, and BGHS offers a wide variety of athletic, arts-related and other extracurricular activities. Students can experience great success outside the classroom, as seen numerous honors awarded to BGHS bands and choirs in state-level competitions. The high school was recently honored by US News and World Report as an exceptional school and has also been given named a “Best Buy� school when compared with national counterparts. Beech Grove High School is proud to boast a graduation rate of nearly 90%.

Beech Grove education Foundation Promoting Excellence in Education through Philanthropy

Make a gift to BGEF to provide grants to the schools and students of Beech Grove, Indiana. 5334 Hornet Avenue Beech Grove, IN 46107 317-788-4481 X1061

www.bgedfoundation.org

Beech Grove Public Library More than just books! 1102 Main Street Beech Grove, IN 46107 317-788-4203 www.bgpl.lib.in.us 19


Education Beech Grove City Schools 5334 Hornet Avenue, BEECH GROVE IN 46107 Website: www.bgcs.k12.in.us (Grade levels in parentheses, student count and student/teacher ratios in brackets) Beech Grove High School 5330 Hornet Ave, (9-12) [723/19:1] Beech Grove Middle School 1248 Buffalo St, (7-8) [411/19:1] South Grove Intermediate School 851 S 9th Ave, (4-6) [520/19:1] Central Elementary 1000 Main St, (2-3) [365/18:1] Hornet Park Elementary 5249 Hornet Ave, (Pre-1) [398/20:1]

788-4481 (fax) 782-4065 786-1447 784-6649 786-7687 784-4565 780-5050

Southside Special Services of Marion County serves four school systems on Indy’s south side, including Beech Grove City Schools, providing special education and support services to special needs students. Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School also offers high-quality parochial education to Beech Grove residents, integrating a Catholic education with a traditional primary curriculum. With activities like 5th-8th Grade Band, Children’s Choir, Drama Club, Media Club, Technology Club, Art Club, and eight sports (available as early as preschool), students stay active and challenged. Southside Special Services of Marion Co. 5391 Shelby St. (Indpls), (SP-ED) Holy Name Catholic School 21 N 17th Ave, (Pre-8) [240/17:1] Montessori Children’s House 222 S. 4th Ave, (Pre-4) [63/16:1]

789-1650 784-9078 787-9661

Healthcare: Healing Powers In 1914 St. Francis Hospital opened in Beech Grove as a 75-bed Catholic charity hospital. As the south side of Indianapolis rapidly grew, so did St. Francis, eventually growing to a 540-bed facility with over 3,000 employees. In 2007 Franciscan St. Francis Health commenced an expansion of Indianapolis’ newest full-service hospital on South Emerson Avenue, just 7 miles from Beech Grove. By March 2012 all of the inpatient services of the Beech Grove campus will be absorbed by the expanded Indianapolis campus. While inpatient services will move to the new campus, outpatient and laboratory services will remain right in Beech Grove. The Beech Grove After-Hours Clinic, part of the St. Francis Medical Group, treats all ages of patients on evenings and weekends. Located at 2030 Churchman Avenue, the clinic can be reached at 782-7342. Beech Grove has an abundance of medical professionals from all fields. Many of the physician offices are in office parks along Albany Street and 17th Avenue. There are also offices on Emerson

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Avenue on the south side of Beech Grove. Scattered along the major thoroughfares are specialists in chiropractics, psychiatry, family care, optometry, and dentistry. Several rehabilitation, respite care and skilled nursing options are close to home, including The Waters of Indianapolis, Beech Grove Meadows and Golden Living Center. Beech Grove residents have access to more than fifteen outstanding full-service medical facilities in Marion County. These include the Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis campus, three Community Hospital campuses, IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital, Wishard Health Services, and Westview Hospital. Medical centers with special focuses include The Indiana Heart Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. St. Vincent operates three specialty campuses for the Heart Center of Indiana, Seton Specialty Hospital, and the Women’s Hospital.


Lifestyles & Neighborhoods

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eech Grove has experienced several “growth spurts” since its incorporation over a century ago. Many of the houses built in the first boom of the 1910s have been replaced over the years, but some historic homes still dot the neighborhoods around downtown Beech Grove, where traditional residential blocks and an old-fashioned Main Street remind us of the city’s humble beginnings. Although Beech Grove is landlocked by Indianapolis, it continues to evolve and grow within its own borders. With just over 14,100 residents, the city draws newcomers from near and far in search of an independent community with all of the advantages of living in a large metropolitan area. Beech Grove offers good schools, reasonable tax rates, and a wide range of housing choices. Older, more affordable homes in traditional American Foursquare and bungalow styles are available, as are newer, spacious homes in the subdivisions on the city’s south side. For the city’s older residents, senior housing and assisted living centers offer comfortable and affordable homes where residents enjoy social activities, outings, and access to quality healthcare. Beech Grove Meadows and St. Paul Hermitage provide for all stages of retirement, from “Garden Homes” to hospice care. The housing diversity in Beech Grove includes single family homes, apartment complexes, townhouses, and duplexes. The average cost of an existing home in the city is $89,850, though newer homes in the southern subdivisions can be found for between $155,000 and $265,000. Most homes for sale are in the older neighborhoods of the north side, where prices trend much lower.

A majority of the single-family homes sit on quiet residential streets lined with sidewalks and dotted by mature trees. Beech Grove is a city where children can ride their bikes and play in front yards, and families can take long walks together. The City of Beech Grove is continually improving the quality of life for its residents, from the rehabilitation of Main Street and Emerson Avenue to the City Digital Project, which brought free high-speed internet service to all homes and businesses. Beech Grove residents take a lot of pride in their homes, community, and city, and this pleasure is reflected in the faces one passes on the street.

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Government: Serving the People

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eech Grove is governed by the City Council, elected officials that represent four districts within the city limits, with two additional councilpersons that elected by the community at large. These council members serve four-year terms and meet the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at City Hall. An elected Mayor oversees Beech Grove’s day-to-day operations, and a ClerkTreasurer serves as the city’s fiscal officer. The city operates a city court and a senior citizens center, and also oversees sewer maintenance and trash collection. Each component of city government, from the Greenscape Commission and the Parks Department to the Redevelopment Commission, works with the council and Mayor to manage the growth and development of Beech Grove, while ensuring that the high quality of life expected by residents does not diminish in any way. The Beech Grove Police Department has been active since 1906, working hard to ensure the safety and security of the city’s residents. The department works closely with the Beech Grove Crime Watch and mentors children through the DARE and Shop with a Cop programs. Also answering the call to duty are Beech Grove’s thirty-two career firefighters. In addition to civilian paramedics, threequarters of the firefighters are certified paramedics and the rest are EMTs. The department is very active in fire prevention through inspections and educational programs. All K-3 students “Learn Not To Burn” from local firefighters and 8th-grade students receive two weeks of CPR training. 22

City Hall: 806 Main Street ph: 788-4977 fax: 788-4976 Clerk-Treasurer: Dan McMillan ph: 803-9106 (or) City Hall ext. 5101 Mayor’s Office: 806 Main Street Mayor: Dennis Buckley ph: 791-6060 (or) City Hall ext. 5000 City Council Members (District): Mary Huser Stewart (1st); Ed L. Bell (2nd); Anthony P. Davidson (3rd); John Jennings (4th); David Harrison (5th); Kathy J. Coates (A-L), David Mobley (A-L) City Court: 340 E. Churchman (office) 5245 Hornet Ave, Rm. B (hearing/trial) ph: 803-9155 City Judge: Andrew J. Wells, 803-9108 City Attorney: Craig Wiley Deputy Attorney: Tricia Leminger Court Clerk: Cindy Johnson, 803-9055 Session: Tuesday 9-12 & 1:30-4:30 Fire Dept: 330 E. Churchman Ave. ph: 782-4940 fax: 782-4952 Chief: Robert Cheshire 2 Stations, 32 Firefighters Serves 4.3 sq mi in the City of Beech Grove (also assists Indianapolis & Franklin Twp.) Police Dept: 340 E. Churchman Ave. ph: 782-4930 fax: 782-4943 Chief: Mark Swartz 32 officers, 7 dispatchers Parks Dept: 5245 Hornet Avenue ph: 788-4986 (or) City Hall ext. 5200 Wellness Center: 803-9087 3 on staff, 4 parks, 1 community center Boards/Commissions: Community Center Parks: 803-9144 (2nd M @ 6:30) Redevelopment: 803-9141 (3rd Th @ 7:00) Zoning Appeals: (1st W @ 1:00) Sanitation/Works: (1st M @ 6:00) Greenscape: 803-9146 (3rd M @ 6:00) Public Works: 5520 Churchman Ave. Ph: 788-4982 Street Dept: City Hall ext. 2000 Sanitation Dept: City Hall ext. 2100 Building Commissioner: ext. 2001 Compliance Division: 803-9099 Senior Citizens Center: 602 Main St. ph: 788-4987


Elected Officials Representing Beech Grove Address format in listing conforms to new official US Postal Service guidelines (This data was current as of publishing date. Please advise us of changes or omissions)

U.S. Senators

Office of the Governor

Honorable Dan Coats (R) 493 RUSSELL BLDG UNITED STATES SENATE WASHINGTON DC 20510 Ph/Fax: (202) 224-5623 / 228-1820 www.coats.senate.gov

Honorable Mitch Daniels (R) 206 STATE HOUSE INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204 Ph/Fax: (317) 232-4567 / 232-3443 www.in.gov/gov

Local Office: 10 W MARKET ST STE 1650 INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204 Ph/Fax: (317) 554-0750 / 554-0760 Honorable Richard G. Lugar (R) 306 HART BLDG UNITED STATES SENATE WASHINGTON DC 20510 Ph/Fax: (202) 224-4814 / 224-0360 www.lugar.senate.gov Local Office: 10 W MARKET ST STE 1180 INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204 Ph/Fax: (317) 226-5555 / 226-5508

U.S. Congressman, District 7 Honorable André Carson (D) 425 CANNON BLDG UNITED STATES HOUSE WASHINGTON DC 20515 Ph/Fax: (202) 225-4011 / 225-5633 www.carson.house.gov Local Office: 300 E FALL CREEK PKWY NORTH DR STE 300 INDIANAPOLIS IN 46205 Ph/Fax: (317) 283-6516 / 283-6567

State Senator, District 32 Honorable Patricia Miller (R) INDIANA STATEHOUSE 200 W WASHINGTON ST INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204 Ph: (317) 232-9400 www.in.gov/s32 s32@in.gov

State Rep., House District 89 Honorable Cindy Kirchhofer (R) INDIANA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 200 W WASHINGTON ST INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204 Ph: (317) 232-9600 www.in.gov/h89 h89@in.gov

State Rep., House District 97 Honorable Mary Ann Sullivan (D) INDIANA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 200 W WASHINGTON ST INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204 Ph: (317) 232-9600 www.in.gov/h97 h97@in.gov

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Beech Grove Houses of Worship Ascension Lutheran Church 602 S. 9th Avenue Ph: (317) 788-1118 bascension@aol.com Beech Grove United Methodist Church 102 S. 9th Avenue Ph: (317) 784-7612 www.gbgm-umc.org/bgumc beechgroveumc@comcast.net Beech Grove Wesleyan Church 120 S. 4th Avenue Ph: (317) 786-7067 Faith Assembly of God 186 Royal Road Ph: (317) 784-8566 Faith United Church of Christ 4040 Thompson Road Ph: (317) 784-4856 www.myfaithucc.org faithunitedchurch@comcast.net Fellowship of Christ 1310 Main Street Ph: (317) 781-1479 First Baptist Church of Beech Grove 5521 Churchman Avenue Ph: (317) 784-1478 www.fbcbeechgrove.com office@fbcbeechgrove.com First Christian Church of Beech Grove 75 N. 10th Avenue Ph: (317) 786-8522 www.fccbeechgrove.com fccbg@comcast.net

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Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church 89 N. 17th Avenue Ph: (317) 784-5454 www.holyname.cc ericke@holyname.cc

The Sanctuary 2991 E. Troy Avenue Ph: (317) 417-2357 www.beechgrovesanctuary.org sanctuarypastor@sbcglobal.net South Emerson Church of God 3939 S. Emerson Avenue Ph: (317) 787-0467

Independent Nazarene Church of Beech Grove 5152 Hornet Avenue Ph: (317) 787-9770

Southwood Baptist Church 501 S. 4th Avenue Ph/Fax: (317) 786-2719 www.southwoodbaptistchurch.org church@southwoodbaptistchurch.org

Liberty Church 2415 Main Street Ph: (317) 784-1918 Omega Harvest Church 201 Bethel Ph: (317) 788-4794

The Worship Center of Indianapolis 90 S. 7th Avenue Ph: (317) 786-9802

Our Lady of Grace Monastary 1402 Southern Avenue Ph: (317) 787-3287 www.benedictine.com olgmonastary@benedictine.com

worshipcenter-indy@att.net (This information was current as of publishing date. Please advise us of changes or omissions)

SOUTHWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 501 S. 4th Avenue Beech Grove IN 46107

317-786-2719 “The End of Your Search for a Friendly Church” www.southwoodbaptistchurch.org


Advertiser/Business Directory AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AAA.................................................................................................10 Moorehouse Body Shop........................................................4 BANKS / CREDIT UNIONS Harvester Financial Credit Union.....................................2 Huntington Bank.........................................................................6 Indiana Members Credit Union.........................................7 KeyBank.............................................................................................4 Teachers Credit Union...........................................................6

NEWSPAPERS The Southsider Voice..............................................................6 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Post 276 Beech Grove.................10 Handi-Capable Hands..............................................................6 PUBLIC LIBRARIES Beech Grove Public Library..............................................19

CLEANING SERVICES Modern Maid.................................................................................2

REAL ESTATE & SERVICES Re/Max Select, REALTORS Dawn Whalen.......................................................................2

COMPUTERS Accurate PC...................................................................................6

RECREATION Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Ctr......................2

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES The Skillman Corporation.....................................................6

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church........................24 Hope & New Life Ministries................................................7 Our Lady of Grace Monastery...........................................2 Southwood Baptist Church...............................................24

EDUCATION Beech Grove City Schools.................................................18 Beech Grove Education Foundation............................19 Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School..........................19 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS JE Brown Electric......................................................................21 FINANCIAL SERVICES Edward Jones Bryan Denbo, Financial Advisor.............................IFC Joy Wallace, Financial Advisor................................IFC FITNESS CENTERS Anytime Fitness............................................................................2 INSURANCE State Farm Insurance Warren Whittaker Insurance Agency.................BC LODGING Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Ctr......................2 La Quinta Inns & Suites..........................................................7

RESTAURANTS TJ’s Kitchen...................................................................................16 RETAIL Marsh Supermarket...................................................................2 RETIREMENT / REHABILITATION / ASSISTED LIVING CENTERS Beech Grove Meadows..........................................................4 Golden Living Center...............................................................6 St. Paul Hermitage......................................................................2 The Waters of Indianapolis..................................................5 SIGNS Wagner Signs................................................................................7 TELECOMMUNICATIONS & CABLE Comcast Business Service................................................IFC

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