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Midtown Monopoly: Spend local

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'Midtown Monopoly' is the center spread of the print version of NUVO Newsweekly for the week ending April 19, 2011. If you can't find a paper on a news stand near you, download a pdf version and print your own. And don't miss the cover story on Magnificent Midtown that accompanies the game!

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Midtown Loves Local

For each dollar spent at an independent, locally owned Midtown business, about 80% goes back to the community, compared to 35% from a franchise or chain -- and these businesses are collectively the largest employer in Midtown. While the district is home to hundreds of locally-owned businesses, here are a few favorites chosen by Wayne Bertch for Midtown Monopoly.


Barley Island
701 Broad Ripple Ave., barleyisland.tripod.com

Binkley's Kitchen and Bar
5902 N. College Ave., www.binkleyskitchenandbar.com

The Bottle Shoppe
4901 N. College Ave.

City Dogs Grocery
5209 N. College Ave., www.citydogsgrocery.com

Crackers Comedy Club
6281 N. College Ave., www.crackerscomedy.com

Flying Cupcake
5617 N. Illinois Street, www.theflyingcupcakebakery.com

The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Ave., www.thejazzkitchen.com

Luna Music
5202 N. College Ave., www.lunamusic.net

Mama Carolla's Old Italian
1031 E. 54th Street, www.mamacarollas.com

Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois Street, www.melodyindy.com

Moe and Johnny's
5380 N. College Ave., www.moeandjohnnys.com

Oh! Yumm Bistro
5615 N. Illinois Street, www.ohyummbistro.com

Recess
4907 N. College Ave., www.recessindy.com

Red Key
5170 N. College Ave.

Sinking Ship
4923 N. College Ave., www.thesinkingship.com

Taste Café and Marketplace
5164 N. College Ave., www.tastecafeandmarketplace.com

Upland Tasting Room
4842 N. College Ave., www.uplandbeer.com

Vibes Music
1051 E. 54th Street, www.myspace.com/vibesrecords

The Vogue
6259 N. College Ave., www.thevogue.com

Yats
5363 N. College Ave., www.yatscajuncreole.com

Zest
1134 E. 54th Street., www.zestexcitingfood.com


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