New Buyer for Old South Bend VA Building

Published Thursday, May 11, 2017
The former Gates Toyota on Western Avenue won’t remain vacant for long after the Department of Veterans Affair moves out later this year. Newmark Grubb Cressy Commercial has agreed to buy the two-story building from the city of South Bend for $125,000 and convert it to office/storage space. The southern end of the building, comprising about 18,000 more»

Trailer Hitch Manufacturer Seeks Tax Break for Expansion Plans

Published Friday, April 28, 2017
The St. Joseph County Council will soon consider approving a tax break for a manufacturer of trailer hitches that plans to invest $2.5 million to expand its facility near here and create five jobs. During a May 9 public hearing, council members will consider approving a six-year real property tax abatement to support the project proposed by Pulliam more»

Jefferson Centre in DTSB Gets $2M Makeover

Published Monday, April 24, 2017
An out-of-state developer plans to invest more than $2 million in the Jefferson Centre building, formerly the Sherland building, in downtown South Bend in yet another positive sign for the downtown real estate market. Jefferson Centre Associates recently purchased the eight-story building at Jefferson Boulevard and Michigan Street with plans to renovate the more»

SB Chocolate Gets Board Approval on Project

Published Monday, April 17, 2017
The South Bend Chocolate Co. cleared an important hurdle Thursday in its effort to build a new factory on the city’s far northwest side, near South Bend International Airport. At the same time, local activists expressed concern about the impact of the proposal on the surrounding environment, including nearby Lydick Bog, one of the last remaining bog more»

Assisted Living Boom in Mishawaka

Published Monday, April 10, 2017
At 73, Janice Ramsey’s legs and feet have been giving her more trouble. An old problem with swelling, or lymphedema, made it hard to hobble around her house in Elkhart to sweep and cook. “I’ve fallen a couple of times,” she said, unable to keep her balance. She searched for an assisted living apartment, looking for ones that more»

$7M in Renovations to Historic DTSB Apartments

Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017
An out-of-state developer plans to buy and renovate two historic apartment buildings on the near west side in another positive sign for the downtown housing market, which continues to thrive after decades of stagnation. Foremost Development has an agreement to buy the troubled Washington-Colfax Apartments with plans to completely renovate the nearly more»

Saint Mary's College Earns Second Patent

Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office has issued a second patent to Saint Mary’s College for paper analytical device (PAD) technology that detects ingredients found in low quality or counterfeit pharmaceuticals, the college announced March 27. The devices can detect multiple chemical components in a pill or capsule, including substitute drugs or more»

$22M Mixed-Use Development to Transform Stadium Area

Published Thursday, March 23, 2017
South Bend Cubs owner Andrew Berlin hopes to celebrate three opening days next year: the South Bend Cubs, the Chicago Cubs and The Ivy at Berlin Place. As spring heats up, work on the $22 million mixed-use project is expected to get underway in the coming days, resulting in 120 new apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail space outside Four Winds more»