Residents, businesses discuss improvements to city’s southeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – In the 1950’s many described the Twin Aire community as a great place to live.

The southeast corner of the city borders the former Citizen’s Gas plant. During that era, businesses flocked to the area, and it was home to the Twin Aire Drive-In.

Over the years the drive-in shut down, and some of the business soon closed it’s doors. Residents in the community pushed for new development to the area. On Thursday, residents and business leaders are invited to a meeting to discuss the future of the community.

The plan is to take ideas and turn them into action.

Ricky Whatley owns Ricky’s Barbershop. He’s seen stores close and businesses move out.

“I grew up on the south side of town, I know almost everyone around here,” said Whatley.

In the end Whatley, is hoping the meeting will end with finding ways to bring more resources to the southeast side of town.

One of his wishes is for a recreational center for children in the area. There is no word on where funding could possibly come from to make these ideas a reality.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m., inside Trinity Fellowship Church of God at 440 St. Peter Street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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