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Evansville Business

Passing the Torch

In September 2021, Indiana Landmarks transferred ownership of the old Greyhound bus terminal to Indianapolis-based Cunningham Restaurant Group, the culmination of a project started in 2014 to restore the well-known structure and bring new business to Downtown Evansville. “The building was really quite loved in the community, and the expectation from the city was that Landmarks would repurpose the building,” says Indiana Landmarks president Marsh Davis.

Reppin’ Your Teams

One of the more fun things in life for sports fans is following “your teams.” I am of the opinion that real sports fans don’t ever waiver from their teams and alliances. True fans stick with their teams through the thick and sometimes thin; the good, bad, and often ugly years. On the collegiate level, I have been a University of Evansville fan since I was very young (so a long time), attending many games with my grandparents, and now as a proud UE alum.

Back Talk

Back Talk: Leslie Townsend

Education: Bachelor’s degree in history and sociology and master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Southern Indiana

Business Front

Porch Product

 The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many aspects of our lives, but home delivery stands above the rest as perhaps the most accelerated change. One Evansville-engineered product is looking to make it safer, easier, and more efficient.

A New Nest

Loud and proud, fans cheer for the University of Southern Indiana’s volleyball and basketball teams from the 4,800 seats in the 90,000-square-foot Screaming Eagles Arena that opened April 4, 2019. On the third floor of the attached building, sprawling toward the edge of campus behind the arena, athletic director Jon Mark Hall reviews game schedules in his office. On the second floor, kinesiology and sport students run a hands-on trial in the 3,800-square-foot human performance lab, while the softball team trains in the weight room on the first floor.

Staying Connected

When a MetroNet business sign was installed on the Courier & Press newspaper building at 300 E. Walnut St. last year, some River City residents were left scratching their heads. Who was MetroNet? Where did it come from? What service did it provide?

Green Space Gains

 If you build it, they will come. That phrase largely has rang true in Warrick County, where the revitalization of its three main parks has led an increase in the area’s population and a boost to economic development. Two of Warrick County’s parks — Friedman Park and Scales Lake Park — have undergone significant renovations in recent years, and the third — Vann Road Park — will see new amenities in the coming years.

High-Rise Hospitality

As a controlled implosion brought the 18-story Fifth and Main Building to the ground Nov. 21, Welborn Baptist Foundation had an up-close view, watching from two blocks away in its new office atop Fifth Third Center. The foundation, which supports local nonprofits with financing and resources, moved into its new home designed by LA+ D on the 15th floor at 20 N.W. Third St. in late September 2020 after 20 years in German American Bank’s building two blocks south on Third Street.


Ask Evansville Business Magazine: Downtown Development

What is being built at 217-219 Main St. between Rogers Academy of Hair Design and Shing-Lee Chinese Restaurant? Construction by Evansville-based Empire Contractors began on the empty lot in January 2021 under the direction of the building’s owner, John Campbell. Campbell is the co-founder and executive vice president of Campbell Energy in Carmi, Illinois, and a recent transplant to Downtown Evansville. When completed in early 2022, the building will serve as his personal office and residence. Is the Loft on 6th being renovated?