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New blood burnishes image for downtown Lowell as antique, specialty shop mecca

New blood burnishes image for downtown Lowell as antique, specialty shop mecca

For six months, John and Kathy Stefanski visited Lowell's downtown district to get a feel of the community's business culture and its ability to draw shoppers interested in collectibles and antiques.

April 18, 2014 7:00 pm

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. 6. Sears has been franchising more than 1,200 of i…

April 15, 2014 10:57 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
Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

HAMMOND | A popular craft brewery is no longer going to build a restaurant and production brewery at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue in Hammond.

March 21, 2014 2:43 pm

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

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

NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related
Abercrombie & Fitch, Aerie depart Southlake Mall

Abercrombie & Fitch, Aerie depart Southlake Mall

Sex does not necessarily sell, at least not in Hobart.

February 05, 2014 10:11 pm
SMALL RETAIL: Still waiting for that breakout year

SMALL RETAIL: Still waiting for that breakout year

Small retailers are beginning to feel like it's 2013 all over again, as well as the year before that and the year before that.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Eco Chic Boutique, Dyer

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Eco Chic Boutique, Dyer

DYER | If you’re looking for designer clothes at bargain prices, or if you want to rid your closet of all your unused clothing, Eco Chic Boutique can help.

January 18, 2014 11:46 am Photos

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Heart-Healthy Diet

Heart-Healthy Diet

Young woman with a grocery shopping bag.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Picture light rail or a rapid transit bus running every 10 minutes down Broadway through Gary, maybe all the way to Crown Point.

December 21, 2013 5:52 pm
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December 03, 2013 12:00 am
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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Local businesses step up holiday hiring

Local businesses step up holiday hiring

Griffith resident Stephanie Nagy Shelbourne had her orientation training at Kohl's on Tuesday. Shelbourne was hired as a bagger to work on Black Friday and during other big sale days during the holidays.

December 01, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Shoppers line up for Black Thursday deals

Shoppers line up for Black Thursday deals

Wayne Lewis said it's not fair or right, but that didn't stop the 21-year-old from camping out in his tent at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the sidewalk in front of the Best Buy at Highland Grove.

November 28, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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November 28, 2013 12:00 am
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BLACK FRIDAY

BLACK FRIDAY

November 22, 2013 8:58 pm
Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.

October 19, 2013 10:30 pm Related
Fire destroys landmark store

Fire destroys landmark store

LAKE STATION | The fire that destroyed a 30-year-old landmark in the Little Mexico neighborhood of Lake Station has left owners deeply saddened, a family member said.

October 15, 2013 6:30 pm Video Photos

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