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Biggby Coffee is opening two new locations. The first location will be at 103 N. Dixie Way in Roseland in a former flower and garden store. The second will be a 2,000-square-foot store in Centennial Place on Cleveland Road in Granger.
Communications Test Design, Inc. will be moving into a new 315,000-square-foot distribution center in Ameriplex 80/90 at the corner of Adams and Mayflower roads. The full-service, global engineering, repair and logistics company will create at least 125 new jobs and is expected to move in to its new building in February 2018.
Dollar General is building a 9,000-square-foot store near Prairie and Ewing avenues on South Bend’s southwest side.
Embassy Suites at Eddy Street Commons, a 175,000-square-foot hotel, is under construction at the southwest corner of Angela Boulevard and Burns Avenue in South Bend. The $30 million six-story, 164-room hotel will be the third Embassy Suites in the state and the first outside of Indianapolis.
Heavenly Goat Brewery opened its restaurant and brewery in early April in the former Gino’s East Pizza in Heritage Square, Mishawaka.
Ivy Tech’s South Bend campus will be home to a $3 million, 20,000-square-foot indoor farming operation. The vertical farm, a partnership between Ivy Tech Community College and Green Sense Farms, will grow green leafy vegetables year-round, under artificial light and controlled conditions.
Jefferson Centre, an eight-story building at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Michigan Street in downtown South Bend, is getting a $2 million makeover. Renovations will include updating office and common spaces as well as the façade.
Mill at Ironworks Plaza will be a multi-family mixed-used development near Beutter Park in Mishawaka. An official ground breaking for the 232 apartments, restaurants and parking garage is scheduled for September 2017.
Newmark Grubb Cress Commercial is purchasing the two-story VA building in downtown South Bend after the Department of Veterans Affairs moves out later this year. The company plans on utilizing the 18,000 square feet on the southern end of the building as office space and will convert the northern end of the building for storage.
OneFourteen opened its doors in May. The new gastropub is located at 114 Lincoln Way East in downtown Mishawaka.
Panda Express is building a second location at 209 E Ireland Road on the south side of South Bend. The 2,200-square-foot building is under construction with a completion date of fall 2017.
Per Mar Security, the largest, family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest, acquired Southlake Security in Griffith, Indiana, further expanding its security services and customer base in Northwest Indiana.
Pulliam Enterprises, a trailer hitch manufacturer, is expanding its existing 25,000-square-foot facility by adding two new additions. The 85-employee company plans to invest $2.5 million to build a 20,000-square-foot addition for manufacturing and a 14,000-square-foot addition for research and development. The expansion will be completed by this fall and will create five jobs.
Qdoba is building a 3,130-square-foot building near Main Street and Douglas Road in Mishawaka.
South Bend Chocolate Company is purchasing 68 acres of undeveloped land to build a new food production facility and two museums. The $5 million project, which will total at least 60,000 square feet, will be located southwest of U.S. 20 and the St. Joseph Valley Parkway.
Stacked Pickle, an Indianapolis-based sports bar, plans to open a 4,800-square-foot restaurant in the ground floor of the Mill at Ironworks Plaza in downtown Mishawaka.
The Reserve plans to build 390 luxury apartments at the southwest corner of Fir Road and the Indiana Toll Road. In addition to the new apartments, the complex will include a clubhouse, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and dog park.
The Villas at Mayflower Prairie is a proposed housing development that could consist of 62 villas on 18 acres of land at the northeast corner of Brick and Mayflower roads. In the late 1990s, Holy Trinity Evangelical Church originally purchased the property for a new church with housing part of its long-term plan.
Washington-Colfax Apartments in the Near West Side Neighborhood are getting a $7 million makeover. A Michigan developer, Foremost Development, is purchasing the nearly century-old property and will renovate the troubled Washington-Colfax Apartments located between West Washington Street and Colfax Avenue in South Bend. Between the two buildings, which date back to the early 1900s, there are 62 apartments ranging from 500 to more than 1,000 square feet.