BUSINESS EXPANSION & NEW INVESTMENT REPORT

  • AM General

    AM General is moving its service parts and logistics operations to the new 210,000-square-foot spec building located at Ameriplex 80/90. The facility will include parts warehousing and distribution, as well as military and commercial vehicle training.

  • Armory LLC

    Armory LLC purchased the former Newman Recreation Center with plans to convert the building into a winery and culinary event center with meeting space and a kitchen. Iron Hand Vineyard, a boutique winery, will occupy the winery space. A completion date of late summer or early fall 2017 is expected.

  • Bourbon & Butcher

    Bourbon & Butcher will open in the bar and former sunroom at Corndance Tavern in Mishawaka, offering lunch service to the dinner-only restaurant. The restaurant will also have a butcher counter offering meats for retail or for preparation to eat there.

  • Carnegie Hall

    Carnegie Hall, located at 122 Hill Street in downtown Mishawaka, will be transformed into two separate businesses. The owner of Evil Czech Brewery purchased the building and plans to open a Latin restaurant called Jesķs Latin Grill in the lower level and renovate the main floor into a banquet hall. Both businesses could open as early as spring 2017.

  • City of South Bend Fire Department

    City of South Bend Fire Department will be getting a new fire station No. 4 thanks to $3.3 million from the City of South Bend Redevelopment Commission. The new facility will be 8,400 square feet and will sit just north of the current station at 220 N. Olive Street, near Kennedy Park and the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.

  • East Bank Flats

    East Bank Flats will be built on a small lot near Colfax and Sycamore next to East Bank Town Homes in downtown South Bend. The mixed-use building will be five stories with commercial space on the first floor and apartments on the rest.

  • Eddy Street Commons

    Eddy Street Commons is set to break ground on Phase II, which will be a continuation of the dense, urban, walkable environment of Phase I. The proposed expansion will consist of an Embassy Suites, two four-story mixed-use buildings, three three-story apartment buildings, a grocery store and a new Robinson Community Learning Center.

  • Hibberd Building

    Hibberd Building, located at 321 S. Main Street in downtown South Bend, will soon be transformed into new apartments. The $3 million investment will convert the longtime commercial property into 12 to 16 apartment units.

  • Imagineering Enterprises Inc.

    Imagineering Enterprises Inc., a metal finishing company, announced $3.5 million plans to expand its facility at 3722 Foundation Court, near South Bend International Airport.

  • Innovation Park at Notre Dame

    Innovation Park at Notre Dame broke ground on the second phase of construction in late October. The $13 million project will expand Innovation Park by 38,500 square feet with hopes of opening the new addition by fall 2017.

  • Kimís Cafť

    Kimís Cafť, located at 121 S. Niles Avenue in downtown South Bend, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting in early November. The cafť provides a homemade healthy alternative when dining away from home for breakfast and lunch.

  • Main Street Row

    Main Street Row, an office and retail building at Main Street and Colfax Avenue in downtown South Bend, will be getting a $400,000 faÁade renovation. New windows and awnings, a two-story entryway and a softer color palette are examples of some of the planned renovations. This project is expected to be complete in February 2017.

  • Martinís Super Markets

    Martinís Super Markets opened its first convenience store at 425 Mayflower Road in South Bend. The new Martinís Express offers a range of ready-to-eat hot and cold items, fresh sandwiches, wraps and salads and features a Coffee Beanery coffee bar. The Martinís Express is part of a larger ongoing project to build a new full-service Martinís on Western Avenue that will replace the current store.

  • McAlisterís Deli

    McAlisterís Deli is opening a second location in the former American Pancake House in Mishawaka. Southern Rock Restaurants LLC is investing $1 million in the location with hopes of having the new McAlisterís Deli opened by the end of February 2017.

  • Metal-Fab Inc.

    Metal-Fab Inc., a full-service metal fabricator, plans to expand its facility at 2806 W. Sample Street in South Bend.

  • One Michiana Square

    One Michiana Square, a five-story office building at Wayne and Michigan streets in downtown South Bend, will receive a $6 million rehab.

  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

    Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians released plans for its new casino, Four Winds South Bend, which will offer 1,800 Class II gaming devices, four restaurants, playersí lounge, coffee shop, three bars and a retail outlet. The casino project is expected to be complete in early 2018.

  • ProSearch

    ProSearch, a background services company, plans to relocate to South Bend from Northern Wisconsin. The company, which leverages technology to streamline the background check process, will move to Catalyst One in Ignition Park in early 2017.

  • Ronald McDonald House

    Ronald McDonald House is moving to a larger site across the street from Memorial Hospitalís Skywalk Building. The organization will now have 20 bedrooms, compared to three at its current location. The Ronald McDonald House offers families, who have a critically ill child at Memorial Hospital, free overnight lodging thatís safe and close to the hospital.

  • St. Joseph County Public Library

    St. Joseph County Public Library has revised the plans for its entrance, which will now be facing south and will create a large plaza fronting Main Street. Additional construction is needed for the entrance vestibule, new staircase and elevator tower just inside the new entrance, increasing the costs from $5.5 to $8.5 million.

  • University of Notre Dame

    The University of Notre Dame will construct and operate a hydroelectric power generation facility on the St. Joseph River, running transmission lines from the dam to campus to generate 7 percent of its electrical needs. The hydro plant will primarily be underground, and construction is expected to begin in October 2017 with full operation by early 2019.

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