Tag: Downtown South Bend

You can all go back to your normal commutes downtown as construction nears a close

By: KENDALL ASBELL Staff Writer asbellkendall@gmail.com For those of you affected by the construction going on in downtown South Bend, you can breathe a sigh of relief because traffic roundabouts are completed. I repeat: the roundabouts are (finally) completed. You can now cruise through downtown without having to take a major detour to get to

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Artists of Michiana unite at the State Theater for the 2nd annual Circus of Art

By: Izza Jatala Staff Writer   Circus of Art is an all-ages, community-wide event organized, hosted and ran by local artists according to creative director for the event, Julian Alcantar. Alcantar said he believes there is an artist Renaissance movement in South Bend and that this event will showcase that movement by bringing people together

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Staying home for spring break?

By: NICK WORT Staff Writer Being stuck at home over spring break can still be exciting if you know where to look. South Bend has plenty of interesting and fun events March 14-23. South Bend also has great downtown food and retail to explore, as well as live music in many of the local bars

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Purple Porch Co-op opens new market in downtown South Bend

By: IZZA JATALA Staff Writer    Inside of the new Purple Porch Co-op market, a producer from Hebron Farms and a consumer from the community sat in the café enjoying opening day together last Wednesday, Feb. 26. Michelle Hebron, co-owner of Hebron Farms in Vandalia, and Mara Trionfero, South bend resident, were chatting while enjoying

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Brew pub slated to open this spring in downtown South Bend

By: IZZA JATALA Staff Writer South Bend Brew Werks served samples of their locally crafted beer at The State Theater Sunday, Feb. 9, to promote the new brew pub they’re opening up in what is currently their home brew supply store. The soon-to-be brew pub sits next to The State Theater off of Michigan Ave.

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First Fridays: Bringing the South Bend community together

By: NICK WORT Staff Writer Downtown South Bend is full of business after business. But once a month, Downtown South Bend Incorporated (DTSB) brings these businesses together to celebrate the First Fridays event. “First Fridays is an opportunity both for the public and for businesses, the businesses get an opportunity to showcase what they do

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Alumni Spotlight: Krista Keirnan

By: TRICIA MCCANN Staff Writer After the last book has been shut and the final key struck on that research paper, when does the student become the professional? Alumni Krista Keirnan underwent this transformation in 2013 when she graduated from IU South Bend with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a focus in public

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South Bend offers local holiday shopping alternatives

By: MELISSA SEYBOLDT Staff Writer Since 2010, American Express has urged people to dedicate the day af­ter Black Friday to “shopping small,” calling it Small Business Saturday. Such efforts have aided in spreading the word about the positive impacts local shopping has on communities. Not only does shopping locally support families close to home –

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