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Fashion On Main

Lesley Jane is downtown Zionsville’s fashion-forward boutique Writer & Photographer  /  Stephanie Duncan If you’re looking for fresh looks for the season, Lesley Jane, a small fashion boutique in Zionsville has unique, trendy items for shoppers who want looks different from the major department stores. Owner, Lesley Jane Hunt always had a passion for fashion from spending time with her grandmother, who instead of baking cookies used to own a dress shop and had a knack for sewing. This experience with fashion and fabric inspired Hunt to open her own store, and Lesley Jane was born. On the Lesley Jane ...

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Fresh Picks

Father-daughter duo start pop-up farmers market in Boone Village Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Amy Payne For years Leigh Ann Akard and her father Steve Akard, owners of True Value Hardware in Boone Village, had thought of possibly starting a weekday evening pop-up farmers market in the area. “I’ve never been able to attend a Saturday morning farmers market because I’m always at work, and I know others are in the same boat,” Leigh Ann says. “Plus, parents are often busy on Saturdays with sporting events for their kids. And some people just like to sleep in on the weekend.” ...

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Books & Brews

Popular pub opens new Zionsville location Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Amy Payne Jason Wuerfel, a former literature major and teacher, had long dreamed of opening his own bookstore. He recognized, however, that in this day and age, with online book sales taking off and local shops closing, it wasn’t a feasible business option to tackle. So, he started thinking outside the box, and with a lot of blood, sweat, tears and a successful Kickstarter campaign, in 2014 he launched Books & Brews in Indianapolis. Though it started out as a one-man show with Wuerfel brewing beer, bartending, serving ...

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Hidden in Stonegate

The Carolina Grill celebrates 10 years in Zionsville Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer As the Carolina Grill celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2017, General Manager Matt Taylor says the restaurant’s leadership and serving staff work as hard as they have from day one to distinguish themselves with a welcoming aesthetic and a diverse cuisine. Located within the primarily residential Stonegate neighborhood in Zionsville, Taylor says the restaurant was launched in 2007 to provide a focal point for the local community. “When Stonegate was developed, everybody involved really wanted to have that sense of community versus just a ...

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Bon Appétit

Auberge Brings Unforgettable French Cuisine to Zionsville Writer  /  Matt Keating Photographer  /  Amy Payne If you are looking for a taste of France, Auberge Restaurant, 175 S. Main Street, Zionsville, is the place to visit. Entering Auberge feels like walking into a French chateau. Paul Vezolles, owner of Auberge, says the restaurant, located in The Brick Street Inn, offers food inspired by the cuisines of France that are made to be savored. “I love the excitement of providing excellent food and joy to our guests,” Vezolles says. “I want people to have a nice feeling when they are eating ...

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St. Vincent Cancer Challenge Coming Up Sept. 16

Event is sponsored by Turner Construction Company More than 30,000 Hoosiers will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Join your friends and family to inspire hope in their lives at the St. Vincent Cancer Challenge in Zionsville’s beautiful Lions Park on Saturday, September 16th. The event features a 3-Mile Run/Walk and a 6-Mile Run/Walk, and 100 percent of proceeds benefit St. Vincent Cancer Care patients and their families. This year’s St. Vincent Cancer Challenge fundraising goal is $200,000. Since 2009, nearly $2 million has been raised for St. Vincent cancer patients and their families thanks to the generous participants of ...

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Born To Build

David Rausch Studio in Zionsville taking on big projects Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer David Rausch began dreaming of becoming an architect when he was in seventh grade. “My father owned a roofing business and was in construction so he probably planted the seeds, but I was drawn to the field back then and my focus has never shifted,” says Rausch, who now owns David Rausch Studio, a boutique architecture and interior design firm located in the Village of Zionsville. A service-oriented firm, they do customized work to fit their individual clientele’s needs. For that reason, they ...

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Barn Bliss

The Barn in Zionsville offers rustic elegance & country charm for weddings. Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer /Brian Brosmer & Submitted Photos As a little girl riding horses on her family’s farm in Zionsville, Sarah Agee never dreamed that one day her functioning horse barn would be converted into a stunning wedding venue where brides and grooms would exchange vows. But that’s exactly what transpired. Several years ago, Agee, who owns Plum & Poppy Weddings, a full-service wedding planning and design company, noticed a trend in her client requests. “I was doing a lot of barn weddings,” Agee says. “So, ...

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Get The Scoop

Zionsville ice cream shop serves up delicious treats Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer Elizabeth Demaree, co-owner of The Scoop Ice Cream and Treats, 305 South Main Street, Zionsville, says there is a positive message behind the name of her business. “Well, some may not know why our ice cream parlor is called The Scoop,” Demaree says. “Yes, we have scoops of ice cream, but the naming of The Scoop was more a play on words relating to media terminology. This is how we coined our signature creations — Talk of the Town, Brownie Down Low, Peanut Butter ...

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The Salty Cowboy Tequileria Rustles Up Tasty Mexican Food

Writer  /  Matt Keating Photographer  /  Amy Payne It’s not uncommon to see a long line of customers waiting to get into The Salty Cowboy Tequileria, a highly popular restaurant at 55 East Oak Street, Zionsville. Jason Hughes, general manager of The Salty Cowboy, is always happy to see a line of people waiting to get in. “It’s walk-in only, and we always have a nice crowd, particularly on the weekends,” Hughes says. “We have had a lot of repeat customers, which has been great. The positive feedback has made everyone happy here.” The Salty Cowboy, owned by Shari Jenkins, ...

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