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    Have You Visited These 10 New Additions to the Sunshine State? – Flamingo Magazine - March 7, 2020 by admin

    NORTH FloridaA bartender serves up cocktails at the Farm & Fire Southern Pizzeria in Santa Rosa Beach. Photography by Colleen DuffleyFARM & FIRE SOUTHERN PIZZERIASanta Rosa Beach

    Chef Jim Shirley expands his eatery empire with this Prohibition-era pizzeria. The vaulted ceilings and the mobsters in the buildings history naturally lent themselves to a speakeasy-style restaurant. Legend has it that the club that used to occupy the space had a gun check at the door, Shirley says. Diners wont find a place to store their firearms, but they will find coal-fired cuisine in a vintage coastal setting. Guests can watch from their tables as their pizzas, meatballs and fish are cooked in an 800-degree clean-burning coal oven that leaves the perfect char. The farm portion of the name comes from the restaurants partnership with local farmers, who provide fresh ingredients for salads, cheeses, meats and desserts. Cap off the night with a cocktail at the copper-top bar and soak in expansive views of Choctawhatchee Bay at this speakeasy by the sea.

    The coastal clothing and home goods in Emily Raffields collection are more than just beach accessories: theyre tangible pieces of her home. Raffields designs and the understated accessories sold alongside them at Becasa not only serve as everyday staples for Floridians, but also evoke a sense of nostalgia for the Gulf Coast. Raffield releases limited collections multiple times a year, featuring natural, no-fuss clothing suited for life on the beach, along with black and ivory pieces that stick around all year long. Breathable midi dresses, cotton tank tops, linen throws and other beautifully basic pieces harken back to her childhood in Port St. Joe. I dont claim to be a couture designer, but I know what people want and need in their closets, especially at the beach, Raffield said. She opened her online shop in 2018 and grew such a loyal fan base that she opened a brick-and-mortar storefront in 2019.

    This new coffee shop just blocks from the beach is designed to make people linger. Wide, clear garage doors roll up to let the seaside breeze waft in, and ample seating invites people to settle in for a spell. Sago was started by the neighboring Beach Church as a way to build local relationships. So many people know what churches are against. We want to be known by what we are for, said executive pastor and owner Carey Sumner. Here, coffee is an experience, a means to bring people together. With an emphasis on community, Sago selects a different organization each quarter to receive 25 percent of its profits. Since opening in September, the coffee shop has supported Beaches Habitat for Humanity and The Donna Foundation. All of the coffee is brewed by Concord Coffee in Lakeland, and the pastries are sourced from local bakeries including Jax Bread Co. and Lucys Sweet Shop. Starting in April, Sago will offer a limited-release specialty brew to let customers taste coffee from all over the world.

    The latest addition to the Old Citys lauded distillery scene brings playful flavors of rum, vodka and moonshine to the cobblestone streets of St. Augustine. Just steps from the Castillo de San Marcos, City Gate Spirits aims to offer libations for every palate. Stop in to take a swig of apple pie moonshine, sweet tea vodka or pineapple rum during a 15-minute tasting experience. Booze buffs will find that the liquor is infused with more than just tropical fruit and spicesits also rich in the towns lore. Each bottle sports a postcard-style image of an iconic landmark from the city and includes a fact about the location, making it the perfect keepsake. Since celebrating its grand opening in October, City Gate has launched new flavor options for 2020 and promises its soon-to-come whiskey wont disappoint.

    One block over from bustling Canal Street, this charming artisan market and specialty coffee shop is a curated collection of all things made-in-Florida. We wanted people to be able to see the great things that we have in our state, said co-founder Alonda McCarty. So in June 2019, McCarty and her friend Chelsea Preston opened a retail space that celebrates the states accomplished makers. Locally sourced goods from brands like Le Chic Miami, Lure Paper Goods, Naked Bar Soap Co., Aramore Art and more line the shelves. Even the lattes froth with DeLand-based Trilogy coffee. The duo wanted to create not just a boutique but a place where locals can gather to work, socialize and learn new things. The Living Room, a playful space filled with greenery, flamingo-patterned chairs and a large wooden table at the center, functions as a coworking office and workshop classroom, where the shop hosts everything from wreath-making seminars to author talks and oyster shucking lessons.

    When guests first enter this nostalgic cocktail room, dimly lit by vintage street lamps, it isnt clear whether theyve stepped into the 1980s or the 1800s. The sleek black marble countertops, velvet fabrics and gold accents give a distinctly modern feel to this storied space. Built in 1884, the building originally functioned as a laboratory for the states chemist, Norman Robinson. Today, it serves as the historical backdrop and inspiration for this swanky new Orlando hot spot. Owner Daniel Mawardi goes beyond shaking and stirring to carefully craft innovative drinks, using a centrifuge to infuse liquor with unexpected flavors and create imaginative combinations, like apricot bourbon and banana fernet. Sink into one of their plush couches and order the crowd-pleasing Just To Be Clear gin-based cocktail or, if youre feeling adventurous, give the boozy Rum Fashioned a go. Eco-conscious revelers can enjoy their beverages guilt-free knowing The Robinson operates with sustainability in mind. This means limiting their waste and using all pieces of the produce in their cocktails.

    When mother and son duo JoAnn and Matthew Matchin decided to start churning their own ice cream, they wanted their product to rival all other frozen treats while also remaining dairy-free and vegan. Given the hype around the recently launched Plant Love Ice Cream, it seems theyve accomplished just that. The psychedelic shop boasts a creative rotating menu with specialties such as molten chocolate and cookie butter made from simple ingredients. The use of plant-based components, such as almond milk and coconut milk, instead of dairy means that even people with certain allergies and lactose intolerance can enjoy a scoop. Customers also have the option to add CBD drops to their orders to reap the chemicals stress-relieving benefits, JoAnn Matchin said. Along with making better-for-you ice cream, the pair also wanted to run a business that was healthier for the planet. They only use biodegradable serving dishes and wood or metal silverware, and even their water is sold in glass bottles, making the dessert experience virtually guilt-free.

    At this intimate Italian eatery in Miamis Buena Vista neighborhood, simplicity meets sophistication. With an emphasis on stellar service, owners Alex Meyer and Luciana Giangrandi hope to walk the line of fine dining in an approachable atmosphere. Boia De is one of the few restaurants in the city that offer natural and low-intervention wines. Guests can expect simple yet exceptional plates, such as seared grouper with artichokes and Meyer lemon beurre. The interior, inspired by the Memphis design style of the 80s, sports geometric shapes and splashes of color. The bathrooms have a hint of whimsy with monkey wallpaperbe on the lookout for a tiny hidden monkey figurine. The duo have infused the space with their personalities by incorporating treasures from their travels around the world. Venture down the hallway to catch a glimpse of a lithograph from Erberto Carboni displaying an advertisement from 1926.

    If it werent for the works of Miami artists adorning the walls of this historic minicastle in the heart of Brickell, diners at Chateau Miami would be forgiven for thinking they had been transported to Europe. Formerly the residence of community activists John and Ethel Murrell, the French-style villa will now be the home of James Beard Award semifinalist Clay Conleys newest venture. Returning to Miami for the first time in a decade, Conley brings with him the global-inspired open-fire cooking methods lauded at his flagship Palm Beach restaurant Buccan. Designed for sharing, Chateaus menu will highlight South Floridas natural ingredients, like Florida pink shrimp and quail eggs, while also reflecting Conleys world travels. After passing around a plate of grilled Florida peaches, linger a little longer in the lounge to sip on a cocktail and gaze out into the classic European garden surrounding the manor.

    As soon as visitors step inside this new contemporary art museum, its clear that the space itself is a masterpiece. What was formerly Sarasota High School, a 1926 collegiate Gothic building, has transformed into 15,000 square feet of sweeping exhibition spaces. Along with areas for site-specific and site-responsive installations, the museum features a 110-seat auditorium for live performances and a great lawn, which hosts temporary sculptures, installations and special programming. As a contemporary kunsthalle, the museum is a noncollecting art institution, which means art lovers can expect an endless rotation of new works. The museum debuted in December with an exhibition by Sheila Hicks exploring the science of color and material through large-scale fiber art (pictured below), fine art photography by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and a light installation by Christian Sampson that uses the architecture of the building and the suns rays filtering through.

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    83-year-old owner of Gebhart’s Grooming shares business advice – Ashland Source - March 7, 2020 by admin

    Parallel to Ashland's Main Street is a less traveled one-way street, featuring the back entrance to popular spots like the Downtown Perk and Uniontown Brewing Company and approximately half a dozen other small, locally owned and operated gems.

    Some like HoldFast Tattoo and Substance Church are relatively new to South Street, while others like Hair Connection and Linder's Sports Bar and Grill have long had a presence in Ashland. All are proud of their downtown locations.

    In the coming weeks, Ashland Source will highlight many of these South Street businesses and discuss how revitalization efforts in downtown effect them.

    ASHLAND -- Lifelong Ashland County resident WilliamGebhart doesn't make plans.

    The 83-year-old owner ofGebhart's Family Grooming Centersimply shows up on-time and works hard for his customers.

    It's what he's done since obtaining his barber license in 1957, and he intends to keep up the pattern until he can't get up and go to work anymore.

    Gebhart says he became a barber because he knew other barbers who seemed happy with their careers. He worked along Second and Main Streets before opening his own barber shop in 1973, Gebhart's Family Grooming Centeron58 South St West in Ashland. He'll celebrate the business's 47th anniversary in April.

    "I just get up every morning and go to work, and if I can't get up to go to work, then I won't be work anymore. That's all," Gebhart said.

    His South Street location was a taxi garage before Gebhart moved in and renovated the building's interior. Four cars could fit into the space where he now cuts hair.

    Nearly 50 years later, it looks similar. The most significant additions and changes have come from his customers in the form of gifts. One wall features a yard stick collection; many are from Westinghouse, F.E. Myers and other businesses in the region and aren't made anymore.

    Other walls are adorned with plaques from Gebhart's involvement with the Lions Club, Masonic Lodge and other local organizations. And he's especially proud of the American flag that he displays.

    His services haven't changed much over the years either.

    "We don't get into a lot of the other stuff like coloring, mainly just cutting and shaving. Keep it simple," Gebhart said. "We don't create the trends the public creates the trends, and the standard hair cut for guys stays pretty well the same. Young people change to be different, but then they go back."

    Even before downtown's revitalization and despite ever-evolving competition, he's always kept busy.

    "I have just been serving the people. Since I started I've had regulars. A lot of them are gone now, but they book for the next one when they come in," he said.

    Gebhart resides in Perrysville with his wife of 60 plus years. He has three children and more grandchildren and great-grandchildren than he can count.

    The Grooming Center is open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 8 to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. The shop is closed on the first Saturday of the month.

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    LEVITATION Announces Full Lineup for SXSW 2020 Day & Night Parties Featuring The Black Lips, Ringo Deathstarr, Kokoroko and More – - March 7, 2020 by admin

    Annalise Hughes March 6th, 2020 - 9:45 AM

    Originally named Austin Psych Fest when formed by members of The Black Angels and friends in 2008, LEVITATION provides the perfect manifestation of bliss for every psychedelic rock fan. In honor of Austins psych rock pioneers, The 13th Floor, the festival was renamed LEVITATION in late 2014. If you have ever been to this festival, youve experienced the phenomenal, abstract kind of euphoria that it entails and for its 9th year, Volcom and Tower Records are presenting LEVITATION SXSW including official showcases and free day parties. The festivities will take place from Wednesday, March 18th Thursday, March 19th at The Volcom Garden and Hotel Vegas.

    Garage rock band The Black Lips will be among the many musical acts making an appearance. Formed in Atlanta in 1999, The Black Lips are a self-proclaimed flower punk band, mixing blues, rock and punk with a little bit of country thrown in there. The band has a reputation for crazy and unpredictable live shows and have slowly built up a diverse fanbase that appreciates their spontaneous nature and high energy.

    Bringing a delightful touch of shoegaze, Austin based band Ringo Deathstarr will take you through a portal of dreams. Their self-titled debut, a five-song EP, was released by British label SVC Records in the fall of 2007. After playing several shows, the band released their first official album, Colour Trip in 2010 featuring the dreamy alternative track Kaleidoscope. They have since put out two more albums and a collection of Eps.

    Kokoroko will be displaying a truly unique sound inspired by contemporary West African style music and European jazz. Since 2014, the London-based Afrobeat group have been known for shaking up Londons live music scene, bringing in horn-and-drum driven jams and polyrhythms. According to their own manifesto, they play music they love, they grew up with and that their parents got funky to! Kokoroko contributed their track Abusey Junction to award-winning compilation We Out Here, a showcase of Londons new jazz, funk and global grooves in February 2018.

    With this epic genre-crossing lineup, there will be a little something for everyone here so come get weird!

    LEVITATION SXSW Wednesday, March 18th @ The Volcom Garden (1209 E 6th St) & Thursday, March 19th @ Hotel Vegas (1502 E 6th St)

    Wednesday, March 18

    Volcom x LEVITATION Launch Party (Free & Open to the Public/ 21+)

    Location: The Volcom Garden (1209 E 6th St)

    ***RSVP here***

    12:00pm Doors open

    1:00pm Iguana Death Cult

    2:00pm Hoover iii

    3:00pm Elephant Stone

    4:00pm Ringo Deathstarr

    5:00pm Holy Wave

    6:00pm Frankie & The Witch Fingers

    Thursday, March 19

    Day Party 1pm-7pm (Free & open to the public/ 21+)

    Location: Hotel Vegas (1502 E 6th St)

    ***RSVP here***

    Lineup: The Black Lips The Coathangers Kokoroko Automatic Algiers Vanishing Twin Fenne Lily Elephant Stone Porridge Radio Deca Joins Kills Birds The Shivas The Mauskovik Dance Band Lightning Bug Model/Actriz T.V.O.D.

    Official SXSW Showcase 7pm-2am (Badge & Wristband Priority Entry/ Open to the public with $10 Cover/ 21+)

    Location: Hotel Vegas (1502 E 6th St)

    ***RSVP here***

    Lineup: The Dream Syndicate Frankie And The Witch Fingers Holy Wave Ringo Deathstarr Corridor A Giant Dog Lorelle Meets The Obsolete The Paranoyds Hoover iii Control Top The Underground Youth Los Bitchos Tengger Greenway Records Presents: Levitation Room Triptides The Muckers Max Pain & The Groovies Smock Ghost Car Shadow Show Silver Synthetic

    *Stay tuned for the full schedule, set times and final additions!

    LEVITATION SXSW is a 21 and over event including two free day parties and a cover charge of $10 for the official showcase that will be presented on March 19th. Music and Platinum badge holders and wristband wielders receive priority access to the official showcase.

    Featured image photo credit: Kalyn Oyer

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    First 16 Tech office building set to open in June; Innovation Hub to follow – Indianapolis Business Journal - March 7, 2020 by admin

    An interior rendering for the Innovation Hub, which will feature a makerspace, an artisan food marketplace and a business incubator with flexible office space. (Rendering courtesy of 16 Tech Innovation District)

    The long-planned 16 Tech Innovation District along Indiana Avenue northwest of downtown is at a pivotal momentone its organizers say could serve as a catalyst for tremendous growth at the 50-acre campus and for central Indiana overall.

    The first office building in the $500million project will open in June.

    And work is underway to turn the former Citizens Water headquarters into a 109,000-square-foot Innovation Hub with a makerspace, an artisan food marketplace and a business incubator with flexible office space.


    The hubexpected to open next Januarywill provide the amenities that organizers say should draw established companies, startups and big thinkers to the campus, sparking a powerful economic engine of collaboration and innovation.

    Interest in 16 Tech is already highwith the first 120,000-square-foot building fully leased and a second office building, which is still in the blueprint phase, almost one-third pre-leased.

    And, project developers said, interest is building for a 200- to 250-unit apartment complex that is set to start going up later this year.

    This project has been a long time in the works, but now, with the construction and imminent opening of these first buildings, its becoming very real, said 16 Tech CEO Bob Coy. Were starting to see a visual transformation, and with that happening momentum for this project is building and will feed on itself.

    Eventually the campus, nestled between White River and Fall Creek, is expected to include parks, walking paths and other amenities. And within a decade, organizers say, it could employ more than 3,000 highly skilled workers and boast more than 1million square feet of office and lab space.

    The projectinitiated by the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Indiana University and other partnersis overseen by the not-for-profit 16 Tech Community Corp. and is funded through a variety of public and private sources.

    So far, more than $10million for general operations is coming from Lilly Endowment Inc., Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation and other corporate, philanthropic and individual donors.

    And organizers have raised more than $100million in funding for public infrastructure and physical development of the district, including:

    $55million from the city for public infrastructure.

    $33million from Lilly Endowment for land acquisition, public infrastructure and place-making projects.

    $23million in Innovation Hub financing through federal and state tax credits and a $7.3million loan from Lake City Bank.


    Construction costs for Innovation Building 1, Innovation Building 2 and the residential development are being funded by the developer of those projects, Indianapolis-based Browning Investments.

    And 16 Tech Community Corp. has signed three key deals to operate the Innovation Hub, including a multi-year deal with 1776which manages seven incubators in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and Washington, oversee the development of the flexible office space and innovation area.

    Alex Bandar, founder of the Idea Foundry in Columbus, Ohio, has been signed to a multi-year deal to shepherd the makerspace. Bandar, who is working on a handful of makerspace projects throughout Ohio, has been consulting with 16 Tech for the past several months.

    And 16 Tech has hired local chef Craig Baker to usher in the artisan market. Baker has worked in several local and national restaurantsmost recently Cunningham Restaurant Group as the executive chefand runs the consulting firm CCCB Inc.

    All-star lineup

    The additions of Bandar, Baker and 1776s chief, Shelton Mercer, are a big boost to the project, Coy said. This is an all-star lineup.


    Key to the Innovation Hub, Bandar said, is creating not only a physical facility with space and tools where people can work and gather, but also events and programming that bring people together for an exchange of ideas.

    The 15,000-square-foot makerspace is expected to mirror some concepts from the Idea Foundry, which is one of the largest makerspaces in the world, with more than 800 members and 60,000 square feet of space.

    The 16 Tech makerspace will feature computer-controlled machine tools, 3D printers and robotics in a member-driven workshop and fabrication studio, along with STEM programs for students and a collaboration hub for local startups and other companies. While Bandar said the focus will be on making physical products, there will also be coding and app-development classes as well as internet-of-things training.

    Bandar found his passion for the maker movement during a moment of humiliation. Having just received his doctorate in computational metallurgy from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, his sisteran artistic metalsmith, sculptor and professor of jewelry in Vermontasked him to teach her students about the science behind welding metal. Armed with his new degree and giant ego, Bandar said he discovered in five minutes that he wasnt able to teach the students anything practical.


    They were all better machinists, welders and blacksmiths than I, he said. If I had an idea, maybe I could write a computer program about it or design an alloy, but if my sister or her artist friends had an idea, they just made the damn thing.

    From there, Bandar decided he wanted to create a place that put a premium on creativity and where people could come and trade ideas, learn from one another and make stuffpractical hardware products and software programs and apps.

    Out of that, The Idea Center in Ohio was born 12 years ago and has forged a national reputation. Bandar said 16 Techs makerspace could have that kind of reputationand up to 500 memberswithin five years.

    Membership costs for the makerspace are still being finalized, Bandar said, but would likely be in the $50- to $100-per-month range with discounts for students and entrepreneurs. Corporate memberships would be in the $100- to $300-per-month range.

    Being a member of the makerspace means youre a part of a community and you can share resources with other community members, Bandar said.

    The much-acclaimed Idea Foundry is much larger in square footage compared to the planned makerspace at 16 Tech, but Bandar doesnt think that will hurt the local venue.

    In Columbus, things are pretty spread out, Bandar said. Having a more compact footprint, I think, could really help bring people together for the type of networking and exchange of ideas were looking for.

    Theres already been lots of interest in the makerspace with only a modicum of marketing and publicity.


    Our Facebook page has 500 followers and weve had meetups with 50 people here, Bandar said. We definitely see a big interest. Were going to have our next meetup later this month and from there they will recur monthly. We think the following will grow pretty quickly, and once this facility opens and people see what we have to offer, it will really take off.

    Bandar envisions the makerspace attracting a wide variety of users, including serious-minded business folks, people making and testing a product for a side hustle, and even hobbyists.

    More than co-working space

    Mercer, the brains behind new-look innovation centers at seven locations on the East Coast, was a very meaningful hire for 16 Tech, Coy said.

    What hes doing is not the typical co-working space. That far undersells what hes created, said Coy, who was CEO of a seed-stage investment organization in Cincinnati before coming to 16 Tech in mid-2017. 1776 brings an element of connectivity to its projects and capitalizes on a mentorship network it has built nationally and globally.

    Mercer, a serial entrepreneur who has played in the business arenas of sports and entertainment, made a splash in 2015 with his work on the Pennovation Center, a 60,000-square-foot innovation hub at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

    The co-working space is just one element of what were doing at 16 Tech, Mercer told IBJ. Not only are we going to have various flexible office and desk options, well have garage areas for innovation, suites for corporations, meeting and conference rooms, and other creative elements.

    Those elements will include a bleacher area that will connect the first and second floors of the facilityand that can also seat 75 or so for gatheringsas well as lab space for things like robotics and biosciences.

    See 16 Tech Innovation District plans.

    In addition, he added, every member will have access to growth services, mentoring and coaching. We can help members with things like raising capital, putting together a pitch deck or a pricing model, designing a website and developing a go-to market strategy. Were a full-service incubator and accelerator. This space will be absolutely unique to Indianapolis.

    Rental prices in the flexible office space will start as low as $200 per month and will be competitive with other co-working spaces in the market.

    Pennovation reached capacity in 3-1/2 years, Mercer said.

    I see the same type of success in Indianapolis, he said. I think well have more than 250 members and dozens of companies within three years.

    Mercer emphasized that while the Innovation Hub building might appear to have three separate components, its designed to work as a single ecosystem with deep integration.

    Recipe for success?

    16 Tech is cooking up a recipe for success, Coy said, with the addition of Baker to head up planning of the artisan food marketplace, which will feature eight eateries and 16 retailers.

    The artisan market will be fashioned after a European-style farmers market with a free-flowing atmosphere that feels like youre outside, Baker said.

    Its going to be more like a retail center, with a butcher shop, bakery, barber and flower shops, he added. The space will be all on one floor with seating in the center, more like a living room than a formal market.

    We feel this [market] is the glue, Baker said. Everyone needs to eat.

    Key to this place is the location. Everyone will walk by twice a day, he said. Were the heartbeat of this facility where people from various backgrounds will cross paths and gather.

    But the artisan marketplace wont just serve passersby. It will also be a place for restaurateurs and retailers to innovate.

    Baker, a big advocate of the Indiana-grown movement, intends to showcase a wide variety of food options and is open to working with startup eateries as well as more established food-service providers. Baker anticipates holding events in the space, too, including restaurant rollouts and food introductions.

    Retail booth rent will be as low as $20 a day with utilities included. Restaurant space will be about $2,000 a month, Baker said.

    The spaces will be designed so they can change tenants in three days, he said. Many of the restaurants will also offer delivery options, not only for surrounding businesses but for area residents as well.

    The artisan marketplace is key to achieving the vision to make 16 Tech a place where people live, work and play, Coy said.

    About 25% of the space in the food marketplace is already spoken for with non-binding pre-lease deals, Baker said. We expect to make tenant announcements at the end of March, he added.

    Flurry of construction ahead

    Construction on 16 Techs third buildingits second office building, Innovation 2wont begin until it is 60% to 70% filled through pre-lease deals. 16 Tech officials have letters of interest for about 30% of the space, and they are optimistic they will hit the threshold to start construction on the 140,000-square-foot building by the end of this year.

    Construction of that buildingwhich is directly south of Innovation 1will take approximately 18 months, with the building targeted to open in mid 2022.

    Construction of 16 Techs first housing projecta 200- to 250-unit complexis also set to begin this year. Coy said the development is expected to expand over time, with as many as 750 housing units constructed by 2030.

    Innovation 1, which will be owned by Browning, cost $30million to construct, and is fully leased. It will house small, tech-oriented companies, as well as two major biosciences groups.

    The Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine, part of the Indiana University School of Medicine, will be on the fourth floor, while the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute will take up much of the first three floors.

    IBRI is already headquartered on 16 Tech property, in the Biotechnology Research and Training Center at 1345 W. 16th St. IBRI researchers collaborate with private firms and academia on a variety of high-impact, long-term projects.

    The top two floors of Innovation 1 will house the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and its affiliated organizations, including BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint. The groups promote a variety of fields, including life sciences, logistics and technology.

    This is not just a real estate development, said Ian Nicolini, vice president of economic development for the Indy Chamber.

    You cant confuse this with other office parks or complexes, he said. This is a place where key businesspeople, entrepreneurs, people in research and development will all come together with bankers and venture capitalists to help Indianapolis be a city that competes for jobs of the future.

    And the fact that an important part of the plan is to reach out to the area neighborhoodsbusinesses and residents in the areaonly strengthens it as a hub of innovation.

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    Need For Speed Heat Update Version 1.04 Full Patch Notes (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – GearNuke - March 7, 2020 by admin

    Need for Speed Heat update version 1.04 is available to download now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Here are the full patch notes for this update.

    The new update for Need for Speed implements a number of major bug fixes. The file size of this update is 7.74 GB on PC, 8.38 GB on PS4, and 7.7 GB on Xbox One. Get the full Need for Speed Heat update 1.04 patch notes below.


    Black Market Delivery

    As touched upon in the Under the Hood article, the March Update features the first Black Market Delivery. Once youve launched the updated game, youll meet Raziel. Hell give you a call to let you know that theres a car waiting to be collected down at Port Murphy. Thats only the beginning as you pick it up, Raziel will give you tasks, and as time goes on, you can unlock new character customization, vanity items and a body kit for that car.

    Two cars are released with the March Update. The Aston Martin DB11 Volante 19 comes as a free addition, being a variant of an existing car. The second one is a brand new paid car, the McLaren F1 93.

    Along with unlocking new vanity items like the new Beat Sync underglow, you will also notice that youre playing some new events. Once completed, you will be able to replay them outside of the Black Market Delivery.

    Quality of Life improvements

    Adjustable camera shake

    Game is not paused Notification

    New item notification

    Vanity Items

    Race visuals





    Cars / Garage




    This is a very extensive list of changes to the world. There are a lot of minor tweaks for LOD issues, or instances where you could go to the middle of nowhere and drive through a rock because it was missing a collision volume. Then theres buildings that were missing an entrance and other fun things.

    We h3ided this into sections, as theres a bunch of changes related to three different categories.

    Collisions: We have tweaked some collisions. When we talk about collisions, were usually talking about your car hitting any other object in the environment, sometimes even another car. Or being able to drive your car into objects or below terrain, as the textures are not matching the collision models.

    Reset points: This second category includes instances when your car would reset, when the game would think that youre out of bounds. Most of these occurrences were in very specific places far off the busy streets, and not places you would frequent during races or challenges.

    Visual: The last category covers changes that are mainly or purely visual. Slightly misaligned textures, floating vegetation, houses that are just slightly too high or low compared to the ground.


    Reset points

    Need for Speed Heat is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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    Dog About Town: Strut your love for your pooch and more things to do – The Dallas Morning News - March 7, 2020 by admin

    Mutts Canine Cantina is celebrating National Love Your Pet Day (Feb. 20) with Love Your Mutts Day parties Saturday in Dallas and Fort Worth, both from 1 to 3 p.m. They will feature vendors and contests for the title of best dog strut, best ugly dog, cutest butt and best outfit. Local doggy influencers will be the judges, and winners will receive a Mutts gift card. The guest list also includes Saving Hopes adoptable dogs. 2889 Cityplace W. Blvd. (at Oak Grove Avenue), Dallas, 214-377-8723; and 5317 Clearfork Main St., Fort Worth, 817-377-0151. Free for members; a day pass for the play areas is $8.95 (vaccinations required). Theres no charge to sit on the patio.

    Also on the schedule

    Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli and Bakery in Las Colinas invites four-leggers to make a St. Patricks Day paw painting during store hours through March 17. They are 8.5 by 5.5 inches, with four styles to choose from (leprechauns, pot-o-gold, shamrocks or rainbow). 5620 N. OConnor Blvd. A $10 donation is requested. 888-929-2697.

    Yappy hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays in March at K-9 Pointe Dog Park in Keller will feature free beer and wine, and food trucks will sell dinner. This weeks kickoff will feature TUPPS Brewery and Frios Gourmet Pops, followed by Wild Acre Brewing Co. on March 13, Real Ale Brewing Co. on March 20 and Shannon Brewing Co. on March 27. 405 Rufe Snow Drive. Free admission.

    Organizers recommend wearing green to a St. Pawtricks Day Pawty from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Barney Wood Bark Park in Farmers Branch. The citys animal shelter will hand out swag and information, and Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant will sell soft drinks, wine, beer and food. There will also be dog-friendly vendors. 14090 Heartside Place. Free, with donations collected for the dog park.

    There will be some extra fun at this years North Texas Irish Festival: a lure course. Along with the traditional food, entertainment and activities, dozens of area rescue groups will be doing adoptions in the Grand Building, and vendors will sell doggy treats and more. From 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Fair Park. Free until 7 Friday, $10 after; $20 Saturday; $20 Sunday; free for kids under 12; $1 per pet (benefits animal rescue efforts). All breeds are welcome as long as they are well-behaved, picked up after and on a short leash. For a schedule, go to

    More fun at Mutts (details above): They will kick off a series of free monthly yoga sessions at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The Texas Humane Legislation Network will host Coffee, Donuts and Dogs at 10 a.m. Saturday at Humane Tomorrows new headquarters in Argyle. The lineup includes honoring Representatives Jeff Leach, Tan Parker and Matt Shaheen for supporting the groups mission and a discussion of ways to help Texas animals. There will also be tours, and coffee and donuts will be served. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. 1961 E. Hickory Hill Road. Free.

    Dirty Burger Bar at The Shacks at Austin Ranch will host Yoga Poses With Pups at 10 a.m. Saturday (weather permitting). Youll need to bring your own mat for the one-hour class, which is pooch-friendly. 5804 Windhaven Parkway in The Colony. $15, with part of the proceeds going to Shilohs Road to Hope; includes a discount wristband for Dirty Burger Bar and Tackle Box Seafood. Reserve a spot by calling 469-731-5222.

    The annual Helpful Honda monthlong campaign to help area pets find homes is continuing with the group matching the SPCA of Texas adoption fees over the next three weekends. The association of area dealers will also donate supplies to the city shelters in Fort Worth and North Richland Hills.

    Picture Perfect Pet Photography will take St. Patricks Day portraits from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Buick GMC of Plano. 6425 Dallas Parkway. Free, with donations collected for Take Me Home Pet Rescue.

    Also dog-friendly Saturday: a free Landscaping With Edible Plants class at Marshall Grain in Grapevine, the Boho Market at TUPPS Brewery in McKinney and TEXFest in Carrollton.

    Artists for Animals annual Concert for Kindness is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Moody Performance Hall. The evening of music, photography and art will raise money for homeless pets. This years beneficiaries are Dallas Cat Lady, Paws in the City and the Love Pit. Professional musicians will perform, and there will be food, beverages and a silent auction. Except for some adoptable VIPs, its for the two-leggers only. 2520 Flora St. Get your tickets, which are $100, at

    More fun at Homegrown Hounds (details above): Their monthly Cooking for Your Dog at Home class is at 3 p.m. Sunday. $30 per family (includes food to take home). Dogs are welcome. Space is limited. Sign up at And they will host a St. Puptricks Day Yappy Hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. A drinking contest at 7:30 will see which four-legger in small, medium and large brackets can down chicken broth the fastest. The party will also include a costume contest at 7 and free green beer and snacks for the two-leggers. You can also BYOB. Free.

    More meet and greets (dogs are welcome at all): Allie's Haven Animal Rescue at the Three Dog Bakery in Fort Worth from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. ... The Humane Society of North Texas at the Petcos in North Fort Worth and Watauga from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. ... Tails From the Heart Rescue at the Hollywood Feed in Allen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. ... Dallas Street Dog Advocates at the Hollywood Feed in Richardson from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. ... at the PetSmart in Garland from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. ... Legacy Humane Society at the Petco in Allen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. ... No Borders Bulldog Rescue at Trinity River Distillery in Fort Worth from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. ... DFW Rescue Me at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. ... Rockwall Pets at the Petco in Rockwall from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. ... The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas at the Orvis in Dallas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Three Dog Bakery in Arlington from 1 to 3 p.m., both Saturday. ... Bull luv able Paws and Chi Wawas Rescue at the Hollywood Feed on Abrams from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Click here for the list of rescue groups that will be at the North Texas Irish Festival (details above).

    Mansfield is offering a Bark Ranger certification class from 2 to 3:15 p.m. next Friday at Oliver Nature Park. In addition to talking about outdoor safety and how you and your pet can become park stewards, they will create a keepsake. Upon completion of the training, you and your pet will receive a certificate, an honorary Bark Ranger dog tag, a collapsible bowl and treats. Then they will hit the trails to show off your new skills. Dont have a dog? You can participate with a shelter dog. Future dates are April 2 and 18 (times vary). One dog per registered adult, and they must be on a fixed leash. Bring a current rabies certificate. $12. Register at

    Coming up: dachshund meetups at Mutts in Dallas and Fort Worth on March 16; a screening of Best in Show at Mutts in Dallas and Fort Worth on March 20; the Puptopia Festival at Main Street Garden, a St. Paw-tricks Day Party at the Shacks at Austin Ranch in The Colony and the first of four weekly Barks & Rec runs in Mansfields Rose Park on March 21; Mutt Madness at the Stoneleigh on March 22; Paws in the Park at Lewisvilles Railroad Park, AIDS Walk South Dallas and Willow Bark in Willow Park on March 28; Dog Bowl in Fair Park on March 29; Paws in the Park in Keller on April 19; the Barks & Rec 5K at Mansfields Rose Park on April 25; Dallas Pets Alives annual Pup Crawl on May 2; the SPCA of Texas Strut Your Mutt on May 9.

    Send tips for B.K. on dog-friendly happenings and places to Find more by searching for Dog About Town on Facebook, where we post event photos, and next Saturday in Briefing and at To subscribe, call 214-977-8333 or go to You can also follow us on Twitter at @Dog_About_Town and Instagram at bk_dog_about_town.

    Dog-friendly patios

    Note: Dog-friendly dining is outdoors and can depend on several factors, including the weather, how busy the restaurant is and who is working. Call ahead if you need to know for sure whether they can accommodate you. Please send additions or changes to

    * means it has received the citys dog-friendly patio variance (available in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Carrollton, Fairview, Arlington, Flower Mound, Frisco, Lewisville, Euless and McKinney). The rules: Dogs must stay off furniture, be leashed and under control and wear a rabies tag. They cannot eat off the establishments dishes; they may be given water in a disposable container.

    Weatherized means the patio is tented and/or uses heat lamps when it gets chilly.

    Click here for a Google Sheets version of this list. Many thanks to pack member Stephanie Meeks for putting it together.

    Alcove Wine Bar*: 2907 State St., Dallas, 214-871-2200

    AllGood Cafe: 2934 Main St., Dallas, 214-742-5362

    America Gardens: 2833 Morton St., Fort Worth, 972-802-2242

    Americas Best Coffee: 1211 Debbie Lane, Mansfield, 817-473-8455

    Angelinas Mexican Restaurant*: 4851 Main St., The Colony, 972-625-5372

    Antebellum Ale House: 321 E. Oak St., Weatherford, 817-341-6625

    Antonio Ristorante: 4985 Addison Circle, Addison, 972-458-1010

    Anvil Pub: 2638 Elm St., Dallas, 214-741-1271

    Ascension Coffee: 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 214-741-3211

    Asian Mint*: 5450 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, 214-904-1055

    Back 9: 4060 Belt Line Road, Addison, 214-272-7028

    BackYard on Bell: 410 N. Bell Ave., Denton, 940-243-4990

    Banditos: 6615 Snider Plaza, Dallas, 214-750-6100

    Barcadia* (except when crowded): 1917 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, 214-821-7300

    Barley House*: 5612 SMU Blvd., Dallas, 214-824-0306

    Barrel & Bones*: 2801 Plano Parkway, The Colony, 469-353-8810

    Bartaco: 6130 Luther Lane, Dallas, 469-405-8226

    Bavarian Grill: 221 W. Parker Road, Plano, 972-881-0705

    bbbop Seoul Kitchen: 828 W. Davis St.* , Dallas, 469-248-3702

    Becks Prime: 5931 Forest Lane* , Dallas, 972-661-8681

    Bellagreen: 8041 Walnut Hill Lane (The Hill), Suite 810, Dallas, 972-639-5164

    Beto & Son: 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 108 (in Trinity Groves), Dallas, 469-249-8590

    BFF Asian Grill and Bar: 2150 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 100, Arlington, 817-385-0760; and 1601 E. Debbie Lane, Suite 2105, Mansfield, 817-473-7233

    Bird Cafe: 155 E. Fourth St. (Sundance Square), Fort Worth, 817-332-2473

    Bistro 31: 87 Highland Park Village, #200, Dallas, 214-420-3900

    Blatt Beer & Table: 7859 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, 469-372-2080

    Blue Mesa: 14866 Montfort Drive, Addison, 972-934-0165

    BoomerJacks (weatherized): The chains patios in Bedford, Grapevine, Murphy, North Arlington, South Arlington, Fort Worth Cityview, North Fort Worth and West 7th welcome dogs, and most are big, lined with TVs, have outdoor bars and are cooled and heated.

    Bowen House: 2614 Boll St., Dallas, 214-484-1385

    Bowlounge*: 167 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, 214-741-7737

    BrainDead Brewing*: 2625 Main St., Dallas, 469-286-9005

    Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery: 3301 McKinney Ave.* , Dallas, 214-754-4940; and 5560 W. Lovers Lane* , #260, Dallas, 214-351-3339

    Brewed: 801 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817-945-1545

    Brewn Blues Coffee House: 841 N. Tarrant Parkway, #100, Keller, 817-485-0909

    Brix Bar & Grill*: 1410 K Ave., #1109A, Plano, 972-509-2749

    Bryan Street Tavern: 4315 Bryan St., Dallas, 214-821-4447

    Buffalo West: 7101 W. Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-732-2370

    Buffalo Wild Wings: 1400 S. Loop 288, #110, Denton, 940-387-0924

    Burguesa Burger: 710 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas, 214-748-7376

    Buzzbrews: 2300 Victory Park Lane* , Dallas, 214-871-2301; 5815 Live Oak St.* , #102, Dallas, 214-370-5815; 4154 N. Central Expressway* , Dallas, 214-826-7100; ; and 2801 Commerce St.* (in Deep Ellum), Dallas, 214-741-2801

    Cadillac Pizza Pub: 112 S. Kentucky St., McKinney, 972-547-3833

    Caf Brazil*: Great people watching, and its open 24/7. 3851 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, 214-461-8762

    Cafe de France: 17370 Preston Road, Dallas, 972-733-3400

    Cafe Gecko: 5290 Belt Line Road, Addison, 972-458-9884; 6145 Windhaven Parkway* , Plano, 972-797-7726; and 1381 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, 972-373-4359

    Cafe Intermezzo: 7401 Lone Star Drive, Suite B100 (Shops at Legacy), Plano, 470-322-4204

    Cafe Istanbul: 7300 Lone Star Drive, Suite C160 (Shops at Legacy), Plano, 972-398-2020

    Cajun Place: 190 E. Stacy Road., Suite 1320 (Village at Allen), Allen, 972-678-4550

    Campisis: 1520 Elm St., Dallas, 214-752-0141; and 2115 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall, 469-402-2603

    Campuzano Mexican Food*: 2618 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 214-526-0100

    Cane Rosso: 2612 Commerce St.* , Dallas, 214-741-1188; 7328 Gaston Ave., Dallas, 214-660-3644; 1301 S. Broadway St.* , Carrollton, 214-731-6402; and 815 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817-922-9222

    Cantina Laredo: 4546 Belt Line Road, Addison, 972-458-0962

    Caves Lounge: 900 W. Division St., Arlington, 817-460-5510

    Cedar Springs Tap House*: 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 100, Dallas, 214-377-7446

    Celebration*: 4503 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, 214-351-5681

    Celt Irish Pub*: 100 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, 972-562-2929

    Chadra Mezza: 1622 Park Place Ave., Fort Worth, 817-924-2372

    Chan Thai: 312 W. Seventh St., Dallas, 214-948-9956

    Charlies Creole Kitchen: 2129 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 214-821-8890

    Chat Room: 1263 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817-922-8319

    Chef Point: Four-leggers are welcome on the covered patio at this foodie favorite located in a gas station. 5901 Watauga Road, Watauga, 817-656-0080

    Chelsea Corner: 4830 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 469-726-2211

    Chicken Scratch/the Foundry* (weatherized): 2303 Pittman St., Dallas, 214-749-1112

    Chill Sports Bar: 814 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817-310-0004

    Chop House Burger*: 1501 Main St., Dallas, 214-741-2747

    Chop Shop Sports Garage: 2661 Midway Road, Suite 109, Carrollton, 972-525-4753

    Chuggin Monk: 3619 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 972-807-9329

    Chuys: 4544 McKinney Ave., Dallas, 214-559-2489

    CiboDivino Marketplace*: 1868 Sylvan Ave. (Sylvan | Thirty), Dallas, 214-653-2426

    Clutch*: 2520 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, 972-979-3460

    Coffee House Cafe* (weatherized): 6150 Frankford Road, Dallas, 972-232-2333

    Cold Beer Co.*: 3600 Main St., Dallas, 214-370-9301

    Community Beer Co.: 1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, 214-751-7921

    Company Cafe*: 2104 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 214-827-2233

    Cork & Growler: 8979 FM423, Suite 100, Frisco, 469-980-7499

    Corner Market: Dogs are also welcome in their adjoining flower/gift shop. 3426 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 214-826-8282

    Costa Vida: 5615 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 390, Colleyville, 817-656-1700

    Cotton Patch Cafe: 190 E. Stacy Road, Suite 1108 (Village at Allen), Allen, 972-678-4105

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    Fever 333 Record + Release New Song in a 24-Hour Period – Loudwire - March 7, 2020 by admin

    Fever 333 dropped a rallying cry of a new song called "Presence Is Strength" on Tuesday (March 3), and the politically charged track was recorded and released in just 24 hours. Not only that, but the band's high-energy frontman, Jason Aalon Butler, released a solo tune called "Bulletproof" at the same time.

    Fans paying attention to Butler's Instagram Story early in the week were privy to the process behind Fever 333's latest anthem. On Monday (March 2), the singer shared videoswhile recording his vocal takes accompanied by bandmates Stephen Harrison, Aric Improta and producer John Feldmann.

    Listen to both songs down toward the bottom of this post.

    On Monday,Butler explained the thought process behind recording and releasing the fresh Fever 333 song within a day. Motivated by Super Tuesday's presidential primary elections in the United States, the activist frontman indicated that the effort would arrive in time for the primaries the following day.

    When it did, listeners found the single sharing sonic space with "Bulletproof," a new solo selection from Butler himself. A bit slower paced than "Presence Is Strength," the song still presents the musician's signature rhythmic singing style amid a soundscape of distorted instruments and propulsive percussion.

    Butler highlighted both tracks with a statement on Wednesday (March 4), saying he felt that each song was "more than just music.""Presence Is Strength" follows 2019's non-album Fever 333 singles, "Vandals" and "Kingdom." The band's debut albumStrength in Numb333rswas released in January oflast year.

    I've been working as hard as possible on being as creative, inspired, artistically courageous and as efficient as possible. Yesterday I released two tracks I had a hand in making (solo + @fever333 one of them was written recorded mixed mastered and released in 24 hours. Due to the process, I feel they were more than just music. I feel they exhibit the capabilities we have and what we can achieve even when it seems like something we can't or even something we 'shouldn't'. The only way I could have accomplished getting these tracks out was to believe I could and that I should. So that's what I did. I guess what I'm trying to say is please do not allow these limiting constructs that have been put in place new you from at least fuckin trying to make shit happen. Create. Attempt. Dare. Risk. Whatever we can do a lot more than they've led us to believe. Let's do it. Whatever it is.

    Fever 333, "Presence Is Strength"

    Jason Aalon Butler, "Bulletproof"

    See Fever 333 in the 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019

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    Wilton grand list sees 0.78-percent increase – The Wilton Bulletin - March 5, 2020 by admin

    Commercial growth in Wiltons 2019 grand list was sparked by a new addition and parking garage at ASML at 77 Danbury Road.

    Commercial growth in Wiltons 2019 grand list was sparked by a new addition and parking garage at ASML at 77 Danbury Road.

    Photo: Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticut Media

    Commercial growth in Wiltons 2019 grand list was sparked by a new addition and parking garage at ASML at 77 Danbury Road.

    Commercial growth in Wiltons 2019 grand list was sparked by a new addition and parking garage at ASML at 77 Danbury Road.

    Wilton grand list sees 0.78-percent increase

    There was good news on the grand list front for Wilton, following last years decline.

    Wiltons 2019 grand list has increased by 0.78 percent. It stands at $4.285 billion, up from $4.251 billion in 2018, a difference of $33,328,535.

    The grand list decreased 2.8 percent last year, when properties faced revaluation.

    First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice attributed the 2019 grand list increase to commercial growth and inclusion of a few new residential houses and permitted remodeling/additions.

    Commercial growth included a new addition and parking garage at ASML at 77 Danbury Road, and completion of Sunrise of Wilton, a new assisted-living facility at 211 Danbury Road.

    Nearby, New Canaans grand list increased by 0.74 percent, similar to Wiltons, Ridgefields grand list increased by nearly 1 percent and in Darien the increase was 0.96 percent. Westons grand list increased by just 0.1 percent.

    The grand list represents the assessed value (70 percent of market value) of all property real estate, personal property and motor vehicles in Wilton from Oct. 1, 2017 through Oct. 1, 2018. It is one of the tools the Board of Finance will use in figuring the mill rate for fiscal year 2020-21.

    Wiltons 0.78-percent grand list increase comes from commercial and residential real estate values, which were up 0.77 percent; personal property which was up 1.58 percent; and a 0.24-percent increase in motor vehicle values.

    The top 10 Wilton taxpayers on the 2019 grand list are:

    1. CT Light & Power Company, assessed at $102,045,220.

    2. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Assoc., assessed at $63,600,110.

    3. ASML US LLC, assessed at $59,957,590.

    4. Avalonbay Communities, Inc., assessed at $52,524,280.

    5. Wilton Campus 1691 LLC, assessed at $29,022,980.

    6. Wilton 50 LLC, assessed at $19,896,610.

    7. Wilton 40 LLC, assessed at $18,485,740.

    8. Wilton River Park 1688 LLC, assessed at $16,791,460.

    9. Wilton Retirement Housing LLC, assessed at $16,708,260.

    10. Sunrise of Wilton Prop Co LLC, assessed at $15,564,270.

    Due to higher assessments for renovations and improvements, ASML moved from fourth to third on the list. And Sunrise of Wilton moved into the top 10, displacing I Park Norwalk II LLC.

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    Home of the Week: 18368 Blueridge Mountain Road, Bluemont – Loudoun Times-Mirror - March 5, 2020 by admin

    Western Loudoun's signature greenery and quaint mid-century architecture collide on this five-plus-acre Bluemont property, which just entered the market for $989,000.

    "The environment on the property is just so beautiful and peaceful," listing agent Melissa Donnelly told the Times-Mirror. "The two relaxing porches, one on the side and one on the back, make this the perfect spot to enjoy all of the peacefulness and wilderness that the mountain has to offer."

    While at no lack for connection to nature, the 4,284-square-foot, three-bedroom home boasts plenty of visual and environmental appeal on its own. The contemporary spirit of this 1955 construction remains steady, even after having undergone more than $350,000 in renovations in the past two years.

    These "personal touches," as Donnelly calls them, are evident from the moment one approaches the front door, itself a custom addition. Several recent additions can be found in the kitchen, its backsplash comprised of tiles handmade by a local artisan, a new, stainless-steel range hood hovering above the open-flame stovetop. White cabinetry, top-tier appliances and a massive, hardwood-topped center island combine to make a paradisaical playground for the chef in the family not to mention the massive walk-in pantry and the wine storage room at the other end of the home.

    With an open-concept design that seamlessly connects the kitchen, dining area, family room and recreation room, the entire main floor is "very family-friendly," per Donnelly. "You have people playing pool in one room and hanging out, other people could be by the fireplace. It's great for entertaining," she said. Further, those wishing to get some exercise while unexposed to the elements can use the home gym, which was just finished last year.

    The expansive master bedroom has its own fireplace and enjoys the same rustic hardwood flooring that runs throughout the main living area. The attached bathroom is nothing short of regal: Its heated floors are covered with honed marble and a large, mosaic-style medallion; the footed tub and aromatherapy steam shower afford the owners maximum relaxation. Additional living quarters and an opportunity for steady income can be found in the small cottage on the other end of the property, which has its own single-car garage.

    For more information on this listing, contact Donnelly at 703-727-1124 or at

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    DeBary calls timeout on apartments on city’s south end – The West Volusia Beacon - March 5, 2020 by admin

    Concerned that the southern part of their city could be overloaded with apartments, DeBarys leaders have put a temporary halt on new multifamily housing projects around the citys SunRail station.

    The City Council Feb. 19 unanimously approved a moratorium on new apartment-only projects in the transit-oriented development district, near the SunRail depot.

    Our vision for that area is mixed-use, City Manager Carmen Rosamonda said. The commercial corridor could be eaten up with apartments.

    Rosamonda added commercial development will be needed for a growing population.

    For at least the next seven months, proposals for single-use multi-family housing, with no retail or office additions in the TOD will be on hold, while planners consider new standards and regulations for development and build-out in the district.

    The vision of the community is [that] this would be mixed-use, Mayor Karen Chasez said. This is the sentiment of the community ... the sense that we have to get this right. ... I do think a pause is the right thing.

    The moratorium will be in effect until Sept. 25, unless the council lifts it sooner.

    The ordinance allows the City Council to terminate it earlier, City Attorney Kurt Ardaman said. You have that authority.

    City leaders are aiming to ensure there is a balance and blend of other types of development in what is supposed to be a vibrant village or downtown-type center with events that will draw patrons from a wide area.

    The moratorium is important so that we can have smart growth, Council Member Patricia Stevenson said.

    Rosamonda added DeBary needs retail stores and offices to provide goods and services for those living in the city now and in the future.

    Build it right the first time, he said, so that the downtown center will become a destination.

    In a report from city planning staff given to council members, city staff put a fine point on the problem.

    Most contact [city] staff is having from potential developers is for apartments only, the summary reads. Single use developers are more prevalent, and therefore more likely to approach DeBary Staff. However, mixed-use developers, while less frequent, do exist and may be a more appropriate fit in this area.

    The report went on to say that, if left unchecked, residential-only development could choke out commercial and mixed-use development around the station.

    Currently, one apartment complex, Integra 289, is now under construction in the TOD area, but city officials say there is interest in more multifamily development within the district.

    Just before the council enacted the moratorium, the city received a proposal to build an apartment complex on the site of Clayton & Sons Garage, an auto salvage business at 721 S. Charles Richard Beall Blvd., DeBarys name for its segment of U.S. Highway 17-92.

    Theres no appetite for commercial on this site at all, developer Lara Swanson told the council, in defense of more housing as necessary for future retail development. Commercial follows rooftops; there are not enough rooftops.

    Swanson noted Clayton & Sons 14-acre parcel is a brownfield, whose soil is likely contaminated by automotive chemicals that would have to be cleaned and treated before any redevelopment could occur.

    The TOD area encompasses about 200 acres, mostly privately owned, that leaders see as the future core of DeBary. DeBary, the TOD districts proponents say, will draw visitors and businesses if the area is developed to its full potential.

    As matters now stand, Rosamonda said, city planners say as many as 3,825 homes both single-family and apartments may be built in and adjacent to the TOD district.

    That number includes homes to be built in The Junction, a mixed-use project set to be developed on 64 acres owned by Steve Costa on the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 17-92 and Dirksen Drive.

    In addition, there may be as many as 4,000 other homes within a 2-mile radius north of the TOD in the near future. That number includes some existing homes, Rosamonda said.

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