January 25, 2010

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UHNA Meeting Minutes

January 19, 2010

David Wiese and Ruth Soper, Co-leaders

Jim Pennell: Minutes

19 in attendance

1. Reviewed minutes of Nov. 17, 2009 meeting. No changes.

2. Gary Loveless, Mayor's liaison

He receives reports by police, and pawn shop police. He takes neighborhood complaints. He helped start a neighborhood association (didn’t say who). Crisis information management. CERT: Community Emergency Response Team—for emergency. Indianapolis Threat and Analysis System—in basement of 911. Neighborhood USA--Indianapolis is hosting their board meeting, then a national meeting here. Credit card fraud—can help with that. Crimestoppers. Faith, Hope, and Love—helps get volunteers together. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB). He has been working with the Franklin Township Civic League—interested in land use. The new St. Francis hospital. 920 East Markwood Ave.—a zoning variance petition (didn’t say what). 3035 S. Ewing—zoning violation, auto shop.

January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!
During the past 8 months, David Wantz has been working with Nassimi Realty to relocate a store in the vacant Target building on US 31. The numerous phone calls, e-mails, and visits to other stores finally paid off. As reported in today's Indianapolis Business Journal, we have a new business to be proud of - Shoppers World, which is scheduled to open in March.
David was also able to use the Gateway Community Alliance network to show Nassimi Realty how strong a business community this is.

Shoppers World taking former Target space
Indianapolis Business Journal
January 6, 2010

Discount department-store chain Shoppers World has signed a deal to take over a shuttered Target store on the south side. The New York-based chain agreed to lease the 85,000-square-foot space in Felbram Plaza North shopping center along U.S. 31 South from New York-based Nassimi Realty. Target closed the store when its lease expired in January 2009. The new Shoppers World store is scheduled to open in March, said Andrew Levian, a leasing agent with Nassimi. Shoppers World has one other location in Indianapolis, in Lafayette Square mall. That store opened in 2008, taking a 100,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by J.C. Penney. It was the first outpost in the Midwest for the chain, which operates 10 stores in New York and New Jersey. (Photo: Google Maps)

Nancy Collins
University of Indianapolis
Office for Community Relations
Stierwalt Lower Level
(317) 788-3297