He can give you money, connections and a name to drop. And though his status as the most powerful black businessman in the city has not shielded him from the glare of controversy — especially surrounding his investment adventures in nightclubs and bars — if you’re an up-and-coming entrepreneur, he’s the man to know. Just ask him.
Everyone knows Bill Mays. If you don’t, you probably know little about Indianapolis business.Read more
The film’s $48.2 million debut makes it easy to think the kids are all right, but a closer look at the numbers may reveal something troubling.
While the teen crowd obsesses rabidly over its favorite YA literary characters, its passion often burns out as quickly as a post-prom afterglow.Read more
Four decades after a businessman from Indianapolis saved the publication, his daughter, Joan SerVaas, faces an even tougher challenge: getting America to read it again.
“My father once wrote, we’re old-fashioned enough to believe much can be learned from the past, new-fashioned enough to search for ways to a better future,” Joan SerVass says. “I feel like this is something that needs to be preserved.”Read more
By striving to be familiar rather than chic, Cunningham Restaurant Group eats the competition’s lunch.
CRG churns out familiar dishes like pork tenderloin and filet medallions in comfortable, chain-like spaces skirted with padded booths and granite surfaces. But, boy, does it pay to play it safe.Read more
Saturday’s music-retail extravaganza catalyzed spikes in traffic and purchases at four local shops—and a few good quotables to boot. Come for the stats; stay for the eavesdropping.
Thousands descended on Indy CD & Vinyl, Luna Music, Karma Records, and Vibes Music on a perfectly sun-drenched Saturday.Read more
Hint: Cheap rent, low taxes, and incentives galore.
Low taxes, cheap rents, and incentives galore.Read more
As the owner of Indie Bike and National Moto+Cycle in SoBro, Matty Bennett always has plenty of work to keep his hands dirty. This winter, he kept track of a typical day.
As the owner of Indie Bike and National Moto+Cycle in SoBro, Matty Bennett always has plenty of work to keep his hands dirty. This winter, he kept track of a typical day.Read more
On April 2, 1984, Indianapolis held a rally at the Hoosier Dome to welcome the city’s new NFL team. IM covered the spectacle—and the intense negotiations leading up to it—in this classic feature.
The arrival of the Colts has brought to an end the all-too-familiar question, “Where’s the beef?” In its place is the all-important question, “Where are the tickets?”Read more
Corporations enjoy such privilege, I think I’ll become one.
As of today, I am no longer Philip Gulley, private citizen. I am now Philip Gulley Inc. No more pesky taxes for me, no more heeding the rule of law, no more respecting the common man or struggling to pay the bills.Read more