The Armando’s Barber Shop, neighbor to the University of Notre Dame, will soon be relocating to 802 E. LaSalle Avenue near downtown South Bend, across from Saint Joseph High School.
Bar Louie is set to relocate from the University Park Mall to the new GrandView development along Cleveland Road close to Heritage Square in 2020.
Barnes & Thornburg’s
Barnes & Thornburg’s new five-story building is under construction in downtown South Bend, with an estimated investment of $9 million.
Beacon Granger Hospital
The new one-story, 32,800 square-foot Beacon Granger Hospital, located off the Indiana Toll Road at the Mishawaka exit, opened last fall. The hospital has an ER department with 11 beds and imaging and diagnostic equipment, in addition to eight in-patient beds. There is also construction on the 60,000 square-foot, two-story administrative office for Beacon Health System, located next to its Health & Fitness Center along Beacon Parkway.
Four Winds Casino
The Four Winds Casino announced the addition of a 23-story, 317-room hotel and spa to its Four Winds South Bend campus. The projected two-year build will bring 400 temporary construction jobs and 100 permanent new jobs to support ongoing operations. The hotel will have its own entrance, separate from the casino, and include a day spa, ballroom, convention and meeting space, as well as a rooftop outdoor swimming pool, along with four to five hospitality suites and outdoor terraces to be used for community, business and personal events and more. The top floor will include penthouse suites. An exact construction start date and completion date has not been set.
Greyhound will be relocating to the South Bend downtown area.
The Ivy at Berlin Place
The Ivy at Berlin Place officially cut the grand opening ribbon. The new apartment complex sits next to Four Winds Field in South Bend’s Renaissance District. The apartments feature balconies and rooftop common areas for outstanding views of the ballpark and city, inspired by the feel of Wrigleyville. The complex includes 121 apartments. It is estimated that South Bend Cubs owner Andrew Berlin has invested $22 million in the apartment community, which is managed by Bradley Company.
Rohr’s Test Kitchen
Notre Dame’s Morris Inn is undergoing renovations after closing the landmark Sorin’s Restaurant. During the renovations, a pop-up restaurant, Rohr’s Test Kitchen opened in November. The restaurant, located in the hotel lobby, is open to the public, staff and guest.
Pac-Man Zone Arcade
The new Pac-Man Zone Arcade is scheduled to open mid-January 2020 at the University Park Mall. The arcade will feature 50 to 70 retro arcade and video games. Games will cost between 25 cents to $3 each.
In South Bend’s Ignition Park, Press Ganey officials broke ground on a new 83,000-square-foot office building. It will feature a rooftop deck with café, training center and fitness area with the capacity to house 500 employees. The company’s estimated 380 employees will now be under one roof. The health care measurement company expects to move into the building during the first half of 2021.
The Ragamuffin Bakery and Coffee Shop
The Ragamuffin Bakery and Coffee Shop will be moving into The Hibberd building at 321 S. Main St. in downtown South Bend. The bakery will operate out of its current location at 528 E. Colfax Ave. until its grand opening date, that has not yet been determined.
St. Joseph County and City of South Bend
St. Joseph County and City of South Bend have reached an agreement to split the local contribution toward the double-tracking of the South Shore Line to speed up commute times to and from Chicago. The county’s plan includes paying $9.1 million through an already-approved bond issue and the city’s plan to match it with $9.1 million. The Federal Transit Administration is evaluating the $312 million project, which calls for the double-tracking between Gary and Michigan City. The city still needs to sign off on the agreement, which also includes the relocation of the South Bend Station.
St. Joseph County Library
The main campus of the St. Joseph County Library closed November 1, 2019, and will remain closed for two years for remodeling.
Table 97 took over the former Main Street Grille location at 112 N. Main St. in downtown Mishawaka. The 21-and-older restaurant and bar is now open for business.
Technology Resource Center (TRC)
South Bend’s Technology Resource Center (TRC) in Ignition Park opened on November 6, 2019.
South Bend Tribune
After 98 years at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Lafayette Boulevard, South Bend Tribune temporarily relocated its offices to Union Station, 506 W. South St, near Four Winds Field. A few months later, The Tribune is slated to move its permanent home nearby: the former Studebaker main assembly plant at 635 S. Lafayette Blvd.
The Royal Excursion, the leading charter bus and luxury transportation provider in Northern Indiana and serving the greater Midwest, expanded the company’s service operations in all of Michiana and Northwest Indiana, including the lines connecting the University of Notre Dame and Chicago airports.