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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Meet Torchlite’s Susan Marshall Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer “Who knew there was a burgeoning tech community in Indianapolis?” said Susan Marshall after moving back to Indianapolis. Marshall took a hiatus from the west coast with her husband to raise their three children in the Midwest. Marshall, a Brebeuf grad, studied at Denison University and began working in the tech industry during the early 90s. “I just jumped in,” says Marshall, who has spent 25 years in the tech realm. During the early days, her focus was product management and marketing where she led product teams. Their ...

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Art Restored

Green Men Restoration Celebrates New Design Center and Gallery Grand Opening Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Michael Thierwechter If you ask Chris Wall, owner and founder of Green Men Restoration, about the new art gallery at the home renovation company’s new facility on 54th Street, he’ll tell you it’s all part of an effort to bring clients, and the community at large, together. Founded in 2011, Green Men Restoration is a licensed general contracting company and certified renovator specializing in older home renovation in the Broad Ripple and Meridian Kessler areas of Indy. The company specializes in complete restoration ...

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Love Me Love You

Local stylist launches organic skin care line Writer & Photographer  /  Stephanie Duncan Additional photography provided by Whitley Ketterman After 28 years of experience working in Studio 2000 Salon in downtown Indianapolis, owner Linda Williams has created an 80 percent organic skin care line that has recently launched at her salon called Love Me Love You. After years of trying different products and not being completely happy, she decided to create a skin care line that used only the best ingredients, which have a big focus on infusing essential oils. “I wanted something to use in the spa that was ...

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Tasty Tapas

Sangrita Saloon delivers big flavor, delicious cocktails Writer & Photographer  /  Angie Trusty Named for the tomato-based shot meant as a pallet cleanser between tequila shots, Sangrita Saloon is a modern Mexican restaurant off the beaten path in Broad Ripple. It is reminiscent of an old-time saloon in the west with soft lighting, cozy interior, metal ceiling, various colors of wood plank paneling covering the walls and rustic wooden communal tables. Stationed behind the alabaster-colored bar showcasing Sangrita’s stash of premium tequila, the bartender mixes up a few craft cocktails. Sangrita’s version of their namesake shot is a combination of ...

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Butler Basketball Head Coach LaVall Jordan Looks to Continue Winning Tradition

Writer / Matt Roberts Photography provided by Butler University Athletics Butler University basketball has been remarkably resilient through its last six coaching changes. From Thad Matta to Chris Holtmann, the Bulldogs regularly promoted assistant coaches to the top job and continued to enjoy success. New Coach LaVall Jordan spent last year at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but that doesn’t mean he’s a stranger to the program. After playing at Butler under coach Todd Lickliter, Jordan served as an assistant coach at Butler for four years. He then joined Lickliter’s staff at Iowa and moved on to Michigan before accepting the ...

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The Verdict’s In

Local lawyer mentors other blind or visually impaired youth Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Michael Thierwechter Michael Dalrymple has never shied away from a challenge. This holds true not only in his professional capacity as an attorney with his own practice in Broad Ripple, but also throughout his childhood, academic career and current community involvement. “One of my favorite moments of the day is when I get a call from a client and they say, ‘You will not believe what just happened,’” Dalrymple says. “You know there’s a story coming and you’re at the beginning of a process of ...

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Back On Tap

Twenty Tap Reopens After Fire Writer & Photographer / Stephanie Duncan Your favorite SoBro taproom is back and ready to serve. After a minor kitchen fire closed Twenty Tap for about six months, owner Kevin Matalucci was able to remodel the kitchen and add a few updates to the main taproom. With the reopening, people were itching to get back inside. “The support has been overwhelming,” Matalucci says when describing the over two-hour wait on the first day of reopening and said how he would have people stop by daily to check if it would be open soon. “The attitude ...

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Good Conduct & Miss Behavin

New Bar and Lounge Opens on Broad Ripple Avenue Writer & Photographer  /  Stephanie Duncan Additional Photography / Amy Mitten If you haven’t had the time to check out the new location with two names, Good Conduct and Miss Behavin Lounge just recently opened its doors in the heart of Broad Ripple and are eager to make sure you have a good time. Located at 1001 Broad Ripple Avenue, owner David Prudhomme decided to transform the former 10-01 restaurant with a whole new concept with the help of consultants Mark Diaz and Michael Tipps. “Originally, we weren’t going to remodel, ...

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A Local Fixture

Locally Grown Gardens Closes In On 10 Years of Slow-Roasted, Fresh-Baked Success Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Michael Thierwechter Locally Grown Gardens (LGG) on East 54th Street is part farm market, part restaurant, part grocery and part specialty store. It’s been a popular, if somewhat under-the-radar, local destination for nearly 10 years, and Mark Troiano, Indy native and LGG employee since 2014, says the establishment’s eclectic, hard-to-define concept sprang from quite humble beginnings.     Owner and chef Ron Harris opened LGG in 2008 in a space then occupied by a vacant gas station, with the sole intent of ...

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Comedy & Camaraderie

Dean Metcalf’s 30-year career with “The Bob & Tom Show” filled with humor, hijinks and heart Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Michael Thierwechter To Dean Metcalf, the story of how he initially came to be involved with the Indianapolis-based “Bob & Tom” radio show is every bit as humorous as the many comedic songs and skits he’s helped produce and partaken in throughout nearly 30 years with the nationally-syndicated program. In late 1987, while studying telecommunications during his senior year at Indiana University, Metcalf heard that Alex Whitaker, a high school friend, was interning with “The Bob & Tom ...

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