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Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. The local Fishers newsletter where news, personality, and a little comedy collide – a beautiful mess.

🌧️ Today’s weather: Slight chance of snow, with a high near 8°. We’re looking at 7 more days of below freezing temps. I hope your faucets look like this ⬇️ And if your pipes are frozen – try opening your cabinets and a hair dryer. Any other pro tips?

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In today’s digest:

  • Chicken n’ Pickle
  • Trash RFP
  • Weekly construction update and trivia

This issue is 1,179 words, a 4-minute read.

The Digest


Chicken n Pickle 🥒

Chicken n pickle

The highly anticipated Chicken n Pickle showed off their building plans last week. They were approved with some minor changes requested by the city. Here’s a breakdown of the building:

  • The covered area on the left will have outdoor courts and benches to watch the game.
  • The 3 garages right above it will be indoor courts, with garage doors that can be open or shut. There are 6 total courts indoors that go from west to east in the picture.
  • The 2-story building on the right will be the food and service area.
  • The green space in the middle will have cornhole, possibly ping-pong and shuffleboards, according to their website.

If you’ve never been to one of these types of facilities before, they are an absolute blast. You can view the full packet here to see some other angles of the building and more.

Chicken N’ Pickle should open by Spring of 2025.

The Happenings


There’s a few tickets left for a three-course fried chicken and beer a la carte dinner at the Fishers Test Kitchen this Saturday. Get tickets.

❄️ With the weather showing no signs of getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to hang out in a warm igloo. Here’s a few to check out this week!

🪴The Allisonville Garden has a few fun events going on this week. A classic adult crafting class of wine + painting combo this Wednesday. And this Saturday, a workshop on how to build your own terrarium! Learn more.

Civil meetings

City Council meets today at Launch Fishers (12175 Visionary Way) at 7 pm. Here are a few items on the agenda:

  • Trash RFP – A special work session starts at 6:30 to talk about proposals being made for a city-wide trash contract. From what we’ve heard, there are a few.
  • Selecting who will lead City Council in 2024
  • Annual review of the Fishers 2040 plan. This is the plan created in 2016 to help make decisions on how Fishers grows over the next 16 years. Everything from how land is used, what buildings should look like, what parks are created, and more are in the plan.

Full agenda here.

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Rapid Fire Hits


Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

This is the year IUPUI formally breaks up. All of your questions like “when is it official (July 1st, 2024)” and “what will the names be” are answered on their well-done FAQ page. IUs to be name is kinda hilarious: Indiana University of Indianapolis. For the movie lovers, reminds me of the scene from Spaceballs where Dark Helmet learns his crew’s names (link).

What is the Sagamore of the Wabash? It’s the highest honor and award the governor of Indiana can give. Last week, Eddie Rivers received this award at the monthly Fishers Armed Services Commission meeting. Congratulations, Eddie! You can read more on the history of the award here.

We are halfway through Dry January. Miller Lite has come out with “beer flavored mints”. Now you have something to angrily chew watching the not-Colts play next weekend. Get them here.

An AI company studied and crunched data – age, health, education, jobs, income and other life events – on more than 6 million people from Denmark. The result? The Doom Calculator. It’s a ChatGPT like app that will ask you questions and guess how long you’ll live based on the data. Creepy. (link)

Name a better airport than Indy Airport. I’ll wait. Their latest shenanigans are installing a full-size basketball court in the middle of the terminal entrance area. Indianapolis is hosting the 2024 NBA All Star Weekend Feb. 16-18, 2024. Check the courts out and send us videos of you dunking at the airport for a feature 🏀

Local business


ArcticRX

ArcticRX is building dishwasher-sized cooling pods that can stay cold for up to 3-4 weeks in any climate. They are using similar tech that keeps airplane jet engines cool. Their hope is to tackle the pharmaceutical market first, helping ship vaccines and meds without worrying about them going bad. 

Watch their full story with Inside Indiana Business here.

Pinheads

Pinheads will be closed for the next 3 weeks. There was a kitchen fire that was bad enough they had to close it down. Below is their full statement:

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Pur LIFE Medical Fishers

This is the latest health technology company to hit Fishers. They have everything from electrotherapy, light treatments, body scans, IVs, sound treatments, and more. Congrats on the launch! 🎉

Construction This Week


Fishers Construction

There are no new updates new this week for construction. So in addition to usual high level, here are a few fun facts! These were all shared at the city government academy, which is hosted twice a year for free. It’s a cool program!

> If you want a history of Fishers growth start on the west end of 116th street and drive east. For the most part, going left → right you can see the evolution of roads.

> There are only two roads that Fishers admits were a “mistake” in their design. The roundabout at 146th/Olio Road and the Michigan left at 116th/Allisonville Road. Fortunately, both are slated to be fixed soon!

> Overall traffic is still down compared to pre-COVID. This matters because many roads (116th, 126th, Olio) are designed for lots of traffic. With less cars on the road people are more likely to speed, increased accidents, etc.

  • 📈 The Sunblest neighborhood is getting upgrades this week. Any sidewalk that poses a toe or tripping hazard will be replaced.
  • 141st/SR 37 is still on track to start taking bids in Spring of 2024.

Read the full report here.

Thanks!


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