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Boonville EDGE

EDGE of the Lakes Development 

New information has been released on the EDGE of the Lakes development for Boonville, Indiana! The new development is planned to be built northwest of Walmart, just off of Hwy 62. 
Boonville, Indiana and Palm Beach, Florida, May 9, 2024, The EDGE Development Team, has made a significant strategic investment in Boonville, Indiana. On April 18,2024, the development and investment team made several progress announcements at a private event while in Boonville. The EDGE development will be located on Hwy 62, west of the city, adjacent to The Lighthouse Storage, Wal-Mart, and the Warrick Pathways and Career Center. The development will be on 271 plus acres providing world class entertainment, design, and buffering landscaping for the surrounding community.
The EDGE, after meeting with strategic members, is privileged to announce the newest addition to the development team, as Construction Managers, Traylor Building.
"Traylor Building, a Traylor Construction Group Company, is happy to work with the EDGE on their exciting new economic development project in Boonville, IN. We look forward to the opportunity to grow and develop Boonville and Southwest Indiana." states Pete Giannini, Director of Business Development, Traylor Building.
The EDGE is committed to using local labor, and the partnership with Traylor Building guarantees that commitment.
Patsy Hartigans on Main


Patsy Hartigan's Irish Pub (coming soon to Main Street, next to the Peephole Bar & Grill.
🪧 203-205 Main Street, Evansville, IN
☎️ (812) 746-8848
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Protein House in Warrick County

Proteinhouse is planning to open a location in the former location of Azzip Pizza in the Newburgh Commons shopping center. ProteinHouse is a healthy, made-to-order dining concept out of Las Vegas, Nevada. The healthy food restaurant menu includes breakfast items, protein pancakes, salads, bowls, burgers, wraps, açaí bowls, desserts, açaí shakes, protein shakes, coffees, wellness shots, juices and more.
The motto for ProteinHouse is a healthy, fit, kitchen. The restaurant will have meal prep, gluten free options and a healthy menu for customers. ProteinHouse Newburgh is set to open later this spring! For more details, visit: proteinhouse.com
📍 8680 High Pointe Drive, Suite H
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Sierra Grand Opening

Sierra is located between HomeGoods and Versona, near Target in the Evansville Pavilion Shopping Center. The new store is a part of the T.J. Maxx family of brands and is scheduled to open at 8AM on Thursday, May 30th for their grand opening!
Sierra sells a wide array of apparel, footwear and gear including sporting goods, snow and water sport, camping, fishing, holiday gifts, travel accessories and more. Sierra was founded in 1986 and now has over 80 stores in the United States. For more details on Sierra, visit: www.sierra.com
⏰ Hours ⏰
Monday-Saturday: 9:30AM - 9:30PM
Sunday: 10AM - 8PM
📍 6401 E Lloyd Expressway
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Bad Randy's Opening

Chef Jeremiah Galey acquired Amy’s on Franklin earlier this year and is currently rebranding the restaurant into Bad Randy’s. Public soft opening start on Wednesday, May 15th.
📍 1418 W Franklin Street

Penny Lane Coffee Expansion

Penny Lane Coffeehouse has now confirmed that they are officially planning to open a second location in the former Wendy's location in Chase Plaza, which is located at US 41 and Boonville-New Harmony Road.
To follow the progress of the new location, make sure to follow Penny Lane Coffeehouse - North on social media! For more details on Penny Lane, visit: pennylanecoffeehouse.com
📍 601 E Boonville-New Harmony Road
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Construction on Fiesta Plaza in Warrick County 

The nearly 10,000 SF retail center is located just off Bell Road, near Mr. Detail, Subway and Fiesta Acapulco Newburgh. Fiesta Plaza will be home to Paradise Organics , Bowlify Superfoods, Beauty Bloom Salon (dianaduscov_beauty), and more. Look for these tenants to open in the coming weeks!
📍 8390 High Pointe Drive


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New Wesselman Pickleball Complex

Take a look at the new Wesselman Pickleball Complex!
Work is currently wrapping up on the 16 new pickleball courts, which are located inside Wesselman Park and located next to the tennis courts. Construction on the courts is scheduled to wrap up by early May.

📍 551 N Boeke Road

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Hush On Main Now Open

The 1920s speakeasy is now open in Downtown Evansville! 


📍323 Main Street (basement level)


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Wesselman Park - Inclusive Nature Playground

Construction is in full swing on the new Wesselman Park - Inclusive Nature Playground! 

The $1.3 million nature-themed playground features a ramp-style structure that provides ample space for adult-size wheelchairs to navigate. It also includes a wheelchair swing, accessible merry-go-round structure, playground turf, ramps, shade, climbing, sliding, fence around the playground and more features!
Opening: Late Spring 2024


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New Deck Coming to The Rooftop

The Rooftop has announced that their deck is getting a refreshed look!
The Rooftop is located in Downtown Evansville, near Evansville’s Civic Center, Victory Theatre and Ford Center.

For more details on the restaurant, visit therooftopevv.com


Venezuelan cuisine coming to Downtown Evansville

Ravas Food is planning to open a location inside the Main Street Food & Beverage Food Hall and bring Venezuelan cuisine to Evansville. If all goes to plan, Evansville's first Venezuelan restaurant is hoping to be open by the end of March in Downtown Evansville!

📍 900 Main Street

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La Campirana coming to Downtown Evansville

La Campirana is planning to open a location in the Main Street Food & Beverage Food Hall, along with renovating the east side location.

📍 724 N Burkhardt Road

⭐📍 900 Main Street, Evansville, IN, United States, Indiana

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Emerald Design New Location

The new shop will have twice as much shopping space as well as a large classroom area. They are especially excited to add to their class offerings!
They will offer the same flower, plant, and gift offerings that we know you love and will be expanding with some new items and a larger selection of some of our existing products.


📍 427 Main Street

💐 Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday-Monday: Closed

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Ohio Township Park coming to Warrick County

A 20-acre visionary park and green space to be developed alongside a new fire station and community center. The park features a giant modern playground, large engaging splash pad, outdoor fitness stations, running and walking trails, sport courts, event lawns, and much more. Located a mile east of Interstate 69, this park will be connected to the Warrick Wellness Trail plus shopping, restaurants, hotels and workplaces.
The park is currently out for pre-bid, which means the development is currently seeking bids by contractors and construction groups. The pre-bid date is scheduled for tomorrow, March 8, followed by the bid date on March 15, 2024. Construction is set to include site work, activity areas, six structures, site lighting, along with associated sidewalks and utilities.

 📍 3433 Libbert Road

Sazon y Fuego coming to Newburgh

There is no opening date as of right now, but we will be posting updates as soon as we receive more news!

Randy Hobson, owner, said that the menu will have a heavy South / Central American and Spanish influence. Think fresh molé from Mexico, Ceviche, Plantains, Pasteles (casseroles & savory tarts), etc. Common ingredients in Latin dishes are corn, potatoes, cacao, chiles, beans, seafood, beef, chicken, etc.

📍 8666 Ruffian Lane, Newburgh, IN

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The Arwood Family Treehouse takes shape at Wesselman Woods

The new treehouse will be located at the Welborn Baptist Foundation Nature Playscape, which was built in 2018 and offers over five-acres of natural landscape, outdoor learning and exploration. This area is home to the Bernhardt Family Bird Sanctuary, trails, nature play "rooms, plants, structures, a red bud tree tunnel, a dry creek bed ecosystem and more nature-based play features. The treehouse is expected to open later this year.

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5th & Main

New Development for 5th & Main St in Downtown Evansville

Project Name: The Vault on Main

- Four-story apartment building

- 161 apartments

- 1 level of underground parking

- Commercial space on first floor

- Building Size: 255,699 SF

The 5th and Main development has been a long stalled project, but seems to finally be moving forward with its new developers. The former 420 Main building was removed via a controlled implosion back in 2021. This particular rendering was released at the last update back in June 2023, but is expected to be tweaked. Building plans have been submitted to both the Site Review Committee and the state (IDHS).