📰 Newsletter Archive: Fishers Freight Train

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Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. The local Fishers newsletter here to let you know that if you can’t think of anything to give for Christmas, a birthday shoutout in Fishers Digest is free and only takes 3 referrals.

☀️ Today’s weather: Sunny, with a high near 34°.

In today’s digest:

  • Freight train
  • Grant applications
  • Community choir concert

This issue is 1,186 words, a 4-minute read.

👋 Happy Birthday to my mom (who I am a super fan of) and a big welcome to our newest super fan, Matt!

The Digest

🚂 Fishers Freight

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Clip from the Fishers Freight Hype Video

The Fishers Freight is the official name of our newest Indoor Football League team. They’ll be playing at the new event center, alongside the Indy Fuel and other unreleased events. Here’s some quick facts:

  • The colors (steel blue and high-vis yellow) and name were chosen as a throwback to the old Nickel Plate Train that used to run through Fishers
  • Their first season will start in March 2025 and will run through July
  • The hope is this signals that Fishers is a hub for sports and entertainment

The event center itself will be open in the fall of next year. You can learn more and pick up early season-tickets here.

⏱️ Last call for grant applications

This your reminder that on December 22, the 2024 Arts + Culture grants will close. This is an opportunity to receive up to $7,500 from the city to build an art or culture related project.

If you plan to apply, here’s a few tips to put you in a good spot:

  • Your project is completed in the Nickel Plate District
  • Meet as many of the Commission’s core values as possible. Requirement is at least two.
  • According to a 2019 poll: Culinary experiences, concerts, and permanent installations were the top three desired experiences

A great gift*

Huse Culinary Gift Card 2023

Gift Cards are not a lazy gift. Think about it. Here’s a few events throughout the year you might go out to eat for:

  • Your wedding anniversary, a birthday, graduation dinner, father’s day, mother’s day, valentine’s day. You get the point. 

That is what really makes them the perfect gift. Who doesn’t like a useful gift? And when you receive a Huse Culinary Gift Card, they can be used at any of their restaurants. Local favs like HC Tavern and 1933 Lounge are great, but they also have multiple locations downtown.

They’re running a great limited time promotion this year for 20% bonus gift cards. This is your once-a-year chance to pre-buy your family’s festivities and save some dough. So make the smart choice and act now. Offer ends December 31st.

This is a sponsored post.

Local Business

🏥 If you are one of Fishers fine local food or restaurant establishments: Health department food permit applications opened for 2024.

❯ There will soon be no need to drive to Keystone soon. Nordstram Rack is coming to Hamilton Town Center. The store will open in the fall of 2024. (link)

❯ The Hotel Nickel Plate, a brand new hotel that’s part of the Hilton’s tapestry collection is ~3 months from opening. The hotel will feature 116 high-end rooms with a full-service restaurant and bar. Is it a coincidence that the number of rooms is the same as the street it’s being built on?

❯ The top 3 most popular show at the dentist is moving to Noblesville. Two Chicks and a Hammer, the group behind the HGTV show Good Bones, is closing their Indianapolis location and re-building it in Noblesville. (link)

❯ According to this list of Tik Tokable bakeries, Long’s Bakery in Indianapolis tops the charts. Coming in with over 1 million views – all without their own Tik Tok account is wild 🤣

Nothing in this section is sponsored. It’s just things you should know.

The Happenings

Santa’s mailbox may be locked up for the season, buuuut there’s still time to email him and get a reply from the city. Just send a note to this email and he’ll get back to you by Christmas time.

You’ll also find him at Sun King drinkin’ beers n’ making jingle bells with the Fishers Art Council this Thursday. Free and open to the public event.

🎙️ The Fishers Community Choir and Jazz Combo are performing their holiday special tonight! This is a free and open to the public event. Happens at Hub & Spoke at 7 pm. 8100 E 106th St, Fishers, INThe holy breaded tenderloin sandwich 🤲

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The Indiana State Sandwich

🍖 The Indiana state sandwich is the breaded tenderloin. Which logically means we sell a lot of them. Which means there would need to be a business that mass breads them. And there is. It’s called Swayzee Tenderloins.

  • From 12:30 to 2 pm they’ll be posted up at O’Reilly Auto Parts selling frozen bags for your freezer. 14067 Trade Center Dr, Fishers, IN 46038

🐶 Say… woof?

It’s no secret that Millennials are obsessed with dogs. If you’re one who considers your dog your kid, then you’ll want to make your way to Cabela’s at HTC. They’re allowing dog pics with Santa. Sign up here.

Civil Meetings

City Council met last night for the final meeting of 2023. This was also the final meeting for a few councilors:

  • Outbound: David Giffel, Jocelyn Vare, Crystal Neumann
  • Inbound: Tiffanie Ditlevson, John DeLucia, Bill Stuart

This meeting was the final one on approval for the new Community Center, which is scheduled to open in 2025. Full agenda here.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

The Indiana State Museum is fully on board with Taylor Swift. They just announced and released tickets for TAY/Gate. It will be a special tailgating party with pop-up bars, live music, and much more 🕺

Both I-65 and I-465 are in the top 100 “most loathed” highways in America. Especially the parts near Indianapolis.

The Pint Room in Carmel is closing after a decade of service. Closing day is January 1st for “financial reasons” (link)

Some running tips for wintertime, written by the Fishers running club (link)

For the first time in 5 years, the HSE girls’ basketball team took home the Mudsock trophy vs Fishers. HSE made a big comeback in the end to take the game to overtime, and eventually win.

⭐️ Noblesville’s Ruoff Music Center tops Pollstar’s list. According to a year-end summary published by Pollstar magazine, Ruoff Music Center sold the most concert amphitheater tickets in 2023. With 618,457 tickets sold, the outdoor venue ranked first on Pollstar’s Top 100 Amphitheaters list. It also placed third in gross sales, earning $31.8 million. No wonder the name changes so often, that’s big money!

Construction This Week

Fishers Construction

Nothing new for a third week in a row. So here’s a few things to know construction wise:

  • 141st/SR 37 bids will restart ~April 2024. Don’t expect any construction to start, if at all, until late 2024.
  • 82nd Street/I-69 construction will happen all throughout 2024. This website is your friend for all the 465 work being done.

Read the full report here.


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