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August 4th, 2015
49th and Penn

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Destination MK Read a review of a hot restaurant or unique business in midtown Indianapolis? Or maybe a friend keeps telling you about that charming local shopping district? Chances are that they are talking about the intersection of 49th and Pennsylvania Street— a major hub smack dab in the middle of Meridian~Kessler neighborhood. It’s been a vital commercial …[ read more ]

August 4th, 2015
Free Little Libraries

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Feeding book worms around Midtown Over the past few years, free little libraries have been popping up all over Midtown Indianapolis. In the spirit of community resource sharing, residents have erected charming boxes full of books that invite neighbors to ‘take a book, return a book.’ They are tapping into an established national movement that …[ read more ]

Do you remember an iconic Meridian~Kessler landmark from 1965 or love a new development today? Please tell us and be sure to check future issues for updates. Share your favorite ‘back-then’ or ‘here-now’ MK spot with us at: spark@mkna.org. Check out the sampling below of Meridian~Kessler establishments in 1965 and a few of what’s here …[ read more ]

August 4th, 2015
Managing Change

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Change is an important part of keeping a community healthy and vibrant. The Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood Association (MKNA) is constantly working to encourage growth, development and interest in its homes, commercial areas, programs and services. The association is also working to manage that change to ensure it is in line with Meridian~Kessler’s past and the vision …[ read more ]

The Red Line, an electric bus rapid transit (eBRT) line from Broad Ripple to the University of Indianapolis, could be open to the public as early as 2018. The IndyGo planning team is working with CDM Smith to complete an environmental assessment and design engineering for the line. The team plans to apply for a …[ read more ]

The arrival of orange construction barrels often causes speculation. Work on the BlueIndy car share stations in early June were no exception. Work on the stations for Indianapolis’ new all-electric car share program began at three locations in Meridian~Kessler: 54th and College, 52nd and College and 49th and Penn in early June. These locations and …[ read more ]

August 4th, 2015
Home equity

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MK tradition generates a bounty of home equity Photographs by Brigid Clarke / Harvest Moon Photography The 42nd Annual Meridian~KesslerTwilight Party & Home Tour took place June 5, 6 and 7. 500 neighbors and friends attended the Twilight Tour and Party in Forest Hills. Over 2,000 people toured seven homes on Saturday and Sunday. The …[ read more ]

August 4th, 2015
MKNA at 50 • Even Better

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Some things never change, but sometimes things get even better As the Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood Association turns 50 years old, Ted Boehm, one of the original founders, and a few key leaders remember the uncertain times, toast the vibrancy of today and await what might come next By Kathleen Berry Graham Even early in the morning on a dark, …[ read more ]

August 4th, 2015
People LOVE living in MK

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50 Reasons why people LOVE living in Meridian~Kessler  As the MKNA turns 50 years old, more than 50 MK residents— veterans, newbies, kids, plus a few who have moved away—professed what they love about living here. Be prepared, many answers include walking, alleys or watering holes. Maybe a pub in a back alley accessible by …[ read more ]

August 3rd, 2015
Ideas at DeveloperTown

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Nick Wangler shares how ideas come to life at DeveloperTown 15 seconds… that’s roughly the length of time it takes to walk past the large reclaimed warehouse sitting on the Monon Trail between 52nd and 54th street.  If you were feeling adventurous and walked into that reclaimed warehouse, you’d be greeted by more than 40 …[ read more ]

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