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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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A Taste of Chicago

Rush on Main brings Chicago-style dishes to Zionsville Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Brian Brosmer For the past 12 years, Crown Point native Jeff Sepiol contemplated opening his own Chicago-style restaurant to celebrate the type of food he grew up on — savory Italian beef sandwiches, Polish sausages, chili cheese dogs and the like. A 22-year veteran of the restaurant industry, Sepiol’s career had brought him and his family to many different cities but none seemed optimal for the venture. After relocating to Zionsville from Louisville in 2010, the pieces immediately started falling into place for Sepiol’s culinary dream. ...

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Kunal Vyas: Helping Others Create Epic Shifts

Writer / Jane VanOsdol It was at a leadership conference that Kunal Vyas, co-owner of K&H LLC, had his “aha” moment. In the middle of his speech, he knew he was born to be a public speaker, one who would uplift and encourage people. Childhood Helping others is important to Vyas, as he has overcome much hardship in his life. Born in India, he spent his first 14 years living in a hotel-sized apartment, sharing one bathroom with 10 other families. Life was difficult and although his family was poor, Vyas has no regrets. “My million-dollar memories are there,” he ...

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Say Yes to the Dress At Marie Gabriel Couture

Writer & Photographer / Stephanie Duncan Warmer weather for mother-daughter duo, Young and Anne-Marie Colling, means wedding season. Young and Anne-Marie both own the recently opened Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal shop in Castleton. Marie Gabriel is a couture bridal shop offering several exclusive designers and serves as a destination for Indy brides looking for the best of the best. “We represent a few exclusive designers in the state of Indiana, that if you want these designers, you come to Marie Gabriel,” Young says. Young, who already owns a bridal shop, Brides by Young (which is located next to Marie Gabriel, ...

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Ganache Chocolatier: Handmade Chocolate Heaven

This 21-year old chocolate shop is a must-visit in downtown Zionsville. Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Brian Brosmer Whether you like it in a truffle, a turtle, with peanut butter, mocha or mint, downtown Zionsville’s Ganache Chocolatier has everything your chocolate heart desires. Part of the Zionsville village scene for 21 years, the chocolate lover’s paradise offers a variety of delectable treats for your sweet tooth. It also makes the perfect gift. When you walk through the door of this quaint shop, the rich aroma wafts through the air making it impossible to resist having at least something from ...

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Chill Out! Top Spots to Keep Cool This Summer

Summer is here, and July means it is heating up around Indy. We’ve got you covered. Check out the best spots in Carmel and Zionsville to chill out and keep cool this summer. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream handelsicecream.com/indy 2466 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN 46033 (317) 705-1855 A summertime favorite around Indy, Handel’s has two locations: one in Carmel and one in Fishers. During the week, they close at 10 p.m., and on the weekends at 11 p.m., which allows for you to go and get that almost midnight snack. Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream bubsburgersandicecream.com 620 S. Main Street ...

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Recipe For Success

Cunningham Restaurant Group celebrates 20 years of culinary accomplishment Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Brian Brosmer In an industry as challenging and unforgiving as the restaurant business, Indianapolis-based Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG) is still thriving after two decades, with an ever-expanding selection of successful restaurant concepts including Mesh, Boulder Creek Dining Company, Vida and BRU Burger Bar in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Louisville and Lexington. Founder, CEO and company visionary, Mike Cunningham, says a thorough understanding of day-to-day restaurant logistics, as well as an innate sense for customer hospitality, are crucial to stay successful in such a difficult field with so ...

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