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Don and Edna Weiss at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for WiseGuy's Liquor Superstore

Don and Edna Weiss at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for WiseGuy's Liquor Superstore

Don and Edna Weiss with scissors as bookends for the ribbon-cutting bow, are joined by Jerry Herzog, Hobart Democratic city councilman, right, and Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor, left, for Friday's opening of WiseGuys Liquor Superstore.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Wiseguys Liquor Superstore ribbon-cutting includes Elvis and Marilyn

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Wiseguys Liquor Superstore ribbon-cutting includes Elvis and Marilyn

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo celebrates start of Lakes of Valparaiso project

Valpo celebrates start of Lakes of Valparaiso project

VALPARAISO | The gold (painted) shovels flashed in the Wednesday afternoon sun for the groundbreaking of Lakes of Valparaiso, the $100 million development planned by Don Weiss just east of Ind. 49 between Vale Park Road and Evans Avenue.

August 13, 2014 3:40 pm

Valpo to borrow $15M to fund redevelopment projects

VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have a cushion to lure a couple of prospects to the city in the near future.

August 11, 2014 8:01 pm

Lakes of Valparaiso slates groundbreaking

VALPARAISO | It's been almost two years since plans for The Lakes of Valparaiso were first brought to the city for consideration, but the project is finally ready for a groundbreaking next week.

August 05, 2014 2:04 pm

Residents protest Lakes of Valparaiso plans

VALPARAISO | A request for approval of the preliminary plan for the business park portion of the Lakes of Valparaiso development creating 32 salable lots drew about 15 protesters to Tuesday's special Plan Commission meeting.

April 02, 2014 6:25 pm

Lakes of Valparaiso gets OK for annexation

VALPARAISO | The city had another growth spurt Monday as the council approved the annexation of 32 acres as part of The Lakes of Valparaiso development between Evans Avenue and Vale Park Road east of Ind. 49.

February 24, 2014 8:45 pm
FROM the FARM: Hope luncheon a success, along with cookie request

FROM the FARM: Hope luncheon a success, along with cookie request

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo ready to annex addition to business park

VALPARAISO | It's been more than a year since The Lakes of Valparaiso was first introduced to the council, and it will be another few months before work can actually begin on the development.

February 10, 2014 9:30 pm

Lakes of Valparaiso get Plan Commission OK

VALPARAISO | After months of negotiations over the final form of the business park and luxury apartment development proposed by Don Weiss, the project received the endorsement Tuesday of the city's Plan Commission.

January 14, 2014 9:00 pm

Valparaiso commission hears plan for industrial park

VALPARAISO | Plans for a 14-lot shovel-ready industrial development site were presented Tuesday to the city's Plan Commission.

November 12, 2013 10:00 pm

Valpo redevelopment panel considers $28M budget

VALPARAISO | To pay for expansion of Central Park Plaza and the public infrastructure improvements for the Pratt Industries expansion, the city's Redevelopment Commission plans to borrow $13.5 million in 2014.

October 13, 2013 7:15 pm

Valpo expanding TIF to aid $312 million in development

VALPARAISO | To pave the way for about $312 million in development, Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission started the process to expand its tax increment financing districts Wednesday.

October 09, 2013 8:30 pm

East Porter seeks rep on Valpo redevelopment board

VALPARAISO | With the city expected to add more Washington Township territory to its tax increment financing districts, East Porter County School officials expressed concern over the possible loss of needed property tax revenue.

September 21, 2013 7:00 pm

Valpo agrees to finance road for business park

VALPARAISO | The city and developer Don Weiss have agreed to a plan for Valparaiso to pay for a road to serve the business park portion of Weiss' development between Evans Avenue and Vale Park Road.

September 19, 2013 8:45 pm

Fewer objections to Weiss's Valpo development

VALPARAISO | The crowds of people opposed to the proposed development of luxury apartments and a business park next to Pine Creek subdivision in Valparaiso have shrunk as the size of the development has  grown.

August 13, 2013 9:15 pm
FROM the FARM: Readers and donations make Hedda event great

FROM the FARM: Readers and donations make Hedda event great

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 13, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo hires team to create Ind. 49 corridor plan

VALPARAISO | After a little last-minute haggling over price, Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission voted Thursday to hire a consulting team to develop a corridor plan for Ind. 49.

January 17, 2013 7:30 pm

Valpo OKs rezoning request for luxury apartments, business park

VALPARAISO | After another two hours of comments Monday from the public opposing the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue east of Ind. 49, the City Council voted 6-1 to approve the request.

December 18, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo rezoning debate headed to Dec. 17 finale

VALPARAISO | Residents of Pine Creek Subdivision appear to be caught in the undertow of the changing tide in the housing market that has shifted from an emphasis on single family homes to high-end apartments.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
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