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New owners buy Sears Outlet Store in Portage

PORTAGE | A trio of brothers from Downers Grove have bought the Sears Outlet Store in Portage. Brothers Mike, Rick and Dan Gilbert acquired the outlet store – which sells overstock and discontinued items at discounted prices – at 6169 U.S. …

April 15, 2014 10:57 am

Construction is picking up, projected to grow

Construction is picking up, projected to grow

U.S. construction recently hit its highest point in five years, and was up 9.3 percent in January as the sector rebounds at a faster pace.

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Gary State Bank project will come back for another vote

GARY | A $2.5 million project aimed at bringing a bank back to downtown Gary faced a setback last week, but is still going forward.

April 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Find a deal at The Times Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale

Looking for bargains on kids clothes, housewares, collectibles, glassware or furniture? 

April 11, 2014 6:00 am

Pet supply store to open in Portage

PORTAGE | Pet Supplies Plus is set to have its grand opening Saturday at 6030 Central Ave.

April 08, 2014 9:30 am

Peoples Bank completes purchase of First Federal

Two longtime Northwest Indiana community banks have officially merged.

April 02, 2014 2:56 pm

Stracks renovating Munster supermarket, bulking up organics

Stracks renovating Munster supermarket, bulking up organics

Strack & Van Til, the largest local grocery chain, is pursuing a major multimillion-dollar renovation of its Munster supermarket.

March 28, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Gordmans opens at Shops on Main in Schererville

Gordmans opens at Shops on Main in Schererville

Munster resident Linda Brady was impressed with the wide selection of clothes and home decor when she visited a Gordmans store in Valparaiso.

March 20, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Consumer spending picks up as new stores open

Consumer spending picks up as new stores open

Consumer spending has been making a comeback, and big stores have been cropping up lately in Northwest Indiana's retail sector.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New owner plans major renovation at downtown Gary tower

GARY | A new owner is planning a $2.5 million renovation to a century-old tower to bring a bank back to downtown Gary for the first time in six years.

March 07, 2014 5:30 am

Yankee Candle store opens in Highland

HIGHLAND | A Yankee Candle store has opened in Highland Grove Shopping Center, 10335 Indianapolis Blvd., making it the 19th Indiana location for the scent retailer.

February 28, 2014 10:15 am

New Buffalo Savings Bank enters Northwest Indiana market

Mention New Buffalo, and Northwest Indiana residents think of summer days on the beach, gambling at Four Winds casino and burgers at Redamak's.

February 26, 2014 1:51 pm

Valpo resale shop open to buy merchandise

VALPARAISO | A resale shop geared toward young people is open now to buy clothes from consumers, in advance of the store's grand opening in late March.

February 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Grand opening events set for Jo-Ann store in M'ville

MERRILLVILLE | Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores in Merrillville is opening a new location at 1916 E. 80th Ave., in Merrillville Plaza.

February 12, 2014 10:00 am

Flat Rock Tap goes smoke-free

Flat Rock Tap goes smoke-free

Business owners often grumble after the imposition of smoking bans, such as when the state forbade lighting up in restaurants and most other workplaces in 2012.

February 02, 2014 6:00 am

CONSUMERS: Fourth quarter brings consumer spending increase

CONSUMERS: Fourth quarter brings consumer spending increase

Locally, consumer spending saw a slight increase in the fourth quarter of 2013.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

RETAIL: Weather slows January sales; forecast looks good

RETAIL: Weather slows January sales; forecast looks good

Although off to a slow start in 2014, the retail industry is expecting to see a strong first six months.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

THE TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: Consumer confidence on an uptick

THE TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: Consumer confidence on an uptick

After months of decline, consumer confidence and spending is on the rise nationally and locally.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

1st Source Bank reports record earnings

1st Source Corp., the parent company of 1st Source Bank, attained the highest profit in company history last year.

January 29, 2014 3:00 pm

Obamacare regulation pushing buttons in vending industry

Obamacare regulation pushing buttons in vending industry

Peering through the glass of a vending machine could give people food for thought in the upcoming year or so, as government regulations will require calorie counts to be displayed.

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Free pizza at the gym? Planet Fitness to deliver at new Schererville location

Free pizza at the gym? Planet Fitness to deliver at new Schererville location

SCHERERVILLE | A fast-growing fitness chain that targets people who do not belong to gyms will put its first Northwest Indiana health club in a former big-box store in Schererville.

December 31, 2013 5:05 pm Photos

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Popolano's in Lansing to close in 2014

LANSING | A south suburban staple is closing after three decades.

December 18, 2013 12:45 pm

Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

SCHERERVILLE | Sweetie's Shoppe sits at a wide part of a winding path that cuts through hills laden with spruces, pines and firs at Luers Christmas Tree Farm, where people pay to saw and take home a tree.

December 17, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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S'ville hotel marks grand opening

SCHERERVILLE | Hampton Inn & Suites marked its grand opening Thursday  at 1904 U.S. 41.

December 05, 2013 3:00 pm

Local businesses urge shoppers to think small for the holidays

Local businesses urge shoppers to think small for the holidays

Roy Krizek doesn't like the idea of spending Thanksgiving camped outside of a big box store.

December 01, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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