New Embassy Suites Hotel Breaks Ground

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Crews broke ground recently on the new Embassy Suites at Eddy Street Commons, marking the start of the second and final phase of construction of the $300 million mixed-use development across the street from the University of Notre Dame. Only the third Embassy Suites in the state — and the first outside of Indianapolis — the six-story, 164-room more»

South Bend Riverfront Parks & Trails Project Plan in Place

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The South Bend Parks Board has a plan of action for the Riverfront Parks and Trails project. On Tuesday evening, the Parks Department’s consulting group — SmithGroupJJR — presented the board with its recommendation for improvements to the city’s parks and trails at a Parks Board meeting held at the O’Brien Center on E. Walter more»

Indy Restaurant Chain Eyes Downtown Mishawaka Development

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
It’s a little off in the distance, but an established downstate restaurant chain has its sights set squarely on our area. Stacked Pickle, a sports bar and restaurant with eight locations in Indianapolis and another in West Lafayette, wants in on downtown Mishawaka. Owner Gary Brackett confirmed the plan is to be an anchor tenant on the ground floor more»

South Bend to Revise Food Truck Ordinance

Published Monday, June 26, 2017
City leaders hope to give a high-octane boost to downtown’s food truck scene by tweaking the city’s 2-year-old food truck ordinance. The Common Council Monday is slated to give first reading to an ordinance that would extend from four to eight hours the time that a food truck can park in one spot downtown. It would also allow vendors to obtain more»

Lippert to Distribute Flow Max Pumps

Published Thursday, June 22, 2017
Elkhart-based Lippert Components has entered into an exclusive agreement to distribute the Duraself Flow Max fresh water pump, according to a news release. Flow Max pumps will be available for sale this summer, with plans to launch a full aftermarket program for customers at all upcoming industry events and conferences. The heavy-duty pump features a more»

County Okays Funding for South Shore Double-Tracking

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to approve an agreement for the county to commit more than $18 million toward a project that would shave an hour off the South-Bend-to-Chicago train trip on the South Shore Line. Republican Commissioners Andy Kostielney and Deb Fleming voted in favor of the agreement with the South Bend more»

Four Winds Field Voted Best of the Ballparks

Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs, has been voted the best Class-A ballpark in the country in the 2017 Ballpark Digest's Best of the Ballparks competition. The Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs came in as an eight seed in the bracket-style contest, defeating the Kannapolis Intimidators (Intimidators Stadium), the more»

Regional Cities Initiative: 2017 Funds May be Available for Additional Projects, Open Through Mid-July

Published Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Last fall, the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Development Authority (RDA) allocated Regional Cities funding to a portfolio of projects, each of which is strongly aligned with our region's goal of creating and sustaining Smart Connected Communities. The eighteen projects selected to receive an allocation from the RDA must have final submissions and full more»