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Battle over gas station variance brewing again in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | The request for a variance for a gas station/convenience store at Burrell Street and Ind. 55 was deferred at last month's Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, but it isn't going away and neither are residents opposed to it.

July 05, 2014 5:19 pm

Valparaiso convenience store robbed at gunpoint

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso police are investigating an armed robbery that took place about 6 p.m. Friday at the Valpo Quick Pantry convenience store, 360 W. Lincolnway.

November 23, 2013 5:00 pm
Small independent grocers carve niche as industry consolidates

Small independent grocers carve niche as industry consolidates

Highland Fresh Produce tried to make a go of it in a strip mall off a busy street selling a variety of healthy fare, including acorn squash, aloe leaves and papaya.

November 09, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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Lake Station convenience store fire

Lake Station convenience store fire

Firefighters battle a fire that engulfed a Lake Station convenience store on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. 

October 15, 2013 3:39 pm
Luke Oil executive named to board

Luke Oil executive named to board

Luke Oil Co. Chief Executive Officer Tom Collins has been appointed to a statewide board.

July 10, 2013 8:53 am
EDITORIAL: Reject heated argument over cold beer

EDITORIAL: Reject heated argument over cold beer

The convenience store industry, having been thwarted repeatedly in its lobbying efforts, is asking the courts to change state law restricting the sales of cold beer to package liquor stores. This is a restriction that should remain in place.

May 30, 2013 12:00 am Related
RICH JAMES: Sell Hoosiers cold beer, not cold shoulder

RICH JAMES: Sell Hoosiers cold beer, not cold shoulder

Isn’t it time Indiana crawled out of the Dark Ages when it comes to liquor laws?

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
Convenience stores sue for right to sell cold beer

Convenience stores sue for right to sell cold beer

INDIANAPOLIS | A coalition of Hoosier convenience stores asked a federal judge Tuesday to declare unconstitutional an Indiana law that gives package liquor stores a monopoly over cold beer sales.

May 14, 2013 11:15 am Related

Kouts loses councilman, gains building inspector

KOUTS | The Town Council satisfied the need to hire a building inspector at Monday's meeting. Now the town's Democratic precinct committeemen will have to fill the need for a new councilman.

February 18, 2013 8:55 pm

Police: Lake Station robbery suspect linked to other crimes

LAKE STATION | A Gary man who at gunpoint robbed a Lake Station convenience store may be linked to similar robberies in nearby communities, police said.

January 29, 2013 8:15 pm
Lake Station market robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon

Lake Station market robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon

LAKE STATION | Police were on the lookout Thursday for a gunman who robbed a convenience store and fled on foot.

January 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am

Gunman robs convenience store in Lake Station, flees

LAKE STATION | An armed robbery was reported at around 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lucky 77 convenience store, 333 Central Ave., police said.

December 20, 2012 12:05 am
Will businesses help make NWI food deserts fertile?

Will businesses help make NWI food deserts fertile?

For thousands of people living in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs, restricted access to nutritious, high-quality food is prevalent.

April 09, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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FORK IN THE ROAD: Local residents in food deserts yearn for greater access to fresh food

FORK IN THE ROAD: Local residents in food deserts yearn for greater access to fresh food

Ashley Bradley, with her 2-year-old son Kareem Marcus in tow, couldn't help but shake her head while walking past the food store closest to her home.

April 07, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Stores selling synthetic marijuana, 'bath salts' could be shut down for year

INDIANAPOLIS | A business caught selling synthetic marijuana or illegal stimulants marketed as "bath salts" would be shut down for one year under an amendment approved Monday by the Indiana House.

February 21, 2012 1:00 pm
Fuel retailer Luke Oil has expansion plans

Fuel retailer Luke Oil has expansion plans

Luke Oil Co. executives say the Hobart-based company is planning to increase its retail fuel presence in the region and develop other properties company owners hold.

January 04, 2012 3:00 pm

Legislators change liquor law fight strategy

INDIANAPOLIS | Two state lawmakers hope 2012 is the year Hoosiers finally will be allowed to purchase alcohol from retailers on Sundays and buy cold beer at places other than package liquor stores.

December 14, 2011 1:12 pm
Family Express expanding west

Family Express expanding west

Valparaiso-based Family Express Corp. is looking west to expand its retail gasoline and convenience store presence in Northwest Indiana.

December 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Appeals court upholds conviction in Gary convenience store slaying

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed the conviction and 60-year prison sentence of a Merrillville man who participated in the 2009 slaying of a Gary convenience store clerk.

June 14, 2011 3:15 pm Related
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