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