Small Business Spotlight: Great United Skates

Small Business Spotlight: Great United Skates

This old school Lafayette, IN favorite lives on! Previously, this party center served our community under different ownership, but now it’s back, baby, and the new ownership means business! Well, business when it comes to being your central spot for, “family friendly roller skating, birthday parties, private events and fundraising parties!” Join the fun during one of the specials they frequently run, or keep reading to find out which “skate” works for you. Whether you prefer inline or quads– you’ll find your place here! Great United Skates Amenities As a member of the RSA (Roller Skating Association International), expect a top of the line skating rink experience. Current music, fun arcade games, clean bathrooms and tables, and convenient skate rentals are just a few things to expect on the inside. New ownership gives fresh eyes and a face lift to the decor, so we’re excited for you to see the changes! Great Skates works their fun magic by organizing skate times for everyone. Here are a few of the designated skates available: Sensory Friendly Skate, Family Skate Night, Zumba Fitness Class, Tiny Tot Skate, Matinee Skate, Adult 18+ Skate, Winter Break Skate. Click here to view the entire event schedule and break down of each time slot through the weeks. Hover your mouse over each event on the calendar to see admission prices, event information, and the time allotted! Looking ahead, there’s a Kid’s Summer Camp coming up in summer of 2020. Give your kiddos a summer to remember by signing them up for skate camp! Birthday parties and private events are also on the list of possibilities. Click...
Best Burgers Around Lafayette

Best Burgers Around Lafayette

The burger scene here in Lafayette, IN is ever growing and changing. We love that about our home city! It’s constantly moving forward in many ways, and the food is no different! Each of these 8 burger joints has its own spin, flavor, and spot within the food culture here. Check out these intriguing spins on burgers (in no particular order) at our best burger spots around Greater Lafayette Indiana! Bru Burger (Downtown, Lafayette, IN): Gourmet burgers at their finest, here at Bru Burger! This Indianapolis founded company says this about their burger make up: “Our burgers are made from a signature grind of sirloin, chuck, and brisket.” Burgers with goat cheese, onion rings, eggs, and pulled pork atop are just a few items used in the amazing, tasty flavor combinations at this restaurant! Check it out!DT Kirby’s (Downtown, Lafayette, IN): Kirby’s says “All burgers are 1/2 lb. and made fresh to order medium rare.” They will only reluctantly cook it different. These guys are serious. Try the Grilled Cheese Cheese Burger or Mac & Nap for some fun, adventurous burger options!East End Grill (Downtown, Lafayette, IN) East End only has a couple of burger options (East End Burger, Wyagu Burger and Salmon Burger), but all are mouth-watering! Trust us, you’ll be glad you tried this place! Fun fact! East End was actually named Lafayette, IN’s Small Business of 2019! Triple XXX (West Lafayette, IN): Indiana’s First and Oldest Drive In is still serving up some of the areas BEST BURGERS! Triple XXX was featured on Food Network’s: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for the Duane Purvis All American burger;...
January Events Around Indiana

January Events Around Indiana

Looking for some ways to enjoy Indiana during these winter months? We are too. So, here are some fun things to do around Indiana during the month of January. Indiana Fun During Winter Months Pacers games: The game schedules runs through April right now! Take the opportunity to go check out some home grown basketball in Downtown Indianapolis. Not only is it a fun experience to be at the game, but downtown has its delights as well. Enjoy a walk around City Centre, or grab dinner and coffee before the game! Take a weekend or day trip to French Lick, IN! There’s tons to do! An indoor waterpark (Big Splash Adventure) for kiddos, a winery for the adults, and much more! Click here to view more to do in French Lick, IN.Perfect North Slopes (Lawrenceburg, IN)Get a little taste of the slopes right here in Indiana! Ski, snowboard, or tube down the trails, you’ll find what you need here. Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park (Angola, IN)Open with or without snow! Operates until March 1, 2020. Click here for more information!Wolf Park (West Lafayette, IN)Wolf Park hosts a event called, “Winter Wolves.” Here’s what it is all about: “This time of year is a great opportunity to see the wolves at their most active. Wolves enjoy spending their time outside in cold weather.” Click here to for the entire event calendar to plan your trip.Old Jain Inn (Parke County, IN)Reserve a room at the Old Jail Inn for an unique experience this winter. You can spend the night behind bars at this awesome downtown Rockville, IN establishment.Antique and Misc...
Small Business Spotlight: Revolution Barbeque

Small Business Spotlight: Revolution Barbeque

We found this image on the Revolution Barbeque Facebook Page. For those of you who’ve enjoyed Sweet Revolution Bake Shop, we’ve got some exciting things to tell you about! The same family who owns that booming downtown business is pouring into a new project: Revolution Barbeque! This fast casual themed restaurant will focus on quality: quality of the atmosphere, quality of product, and quality of community. Join us as we explore what’s to come at this Greater Lafayette, IN small business! Revolution Barbeque Interior Revolution Barbeque sits Downtown on Main St. in the old Spurlock’s building. They’re executing an entire revamp to the historic downtown structure, and we love what they’re doing to the place. According to the owners, inside will host big, community tables for just that- community. There will be window seating providing views of Main St. in our lovely Downtown. With that quality focus, expect the interior design to complete your experience at this restaurant! We found this photo on the Revolution Barbeque Facebook Page. Revolution Barbeque Food In the food department, we trust these guys. Have you gone to Sweet Rev for a gourmet breakfast, coffee, or dessert? Expect the same small batch here in the Barbeque department. Their focus on smoked meats, with everything made fresh in house, and some great sides to complement! We’re pumped about this original idea in our Downtown! Revolution Barbeque Location and Contact If you want to take a drive by the new location, it’s at 721 Main Street, Lafayette, IN. Click the link to find it on google maps! Also, follow along on Instagram (@revolutionbarbeque) or Facebook (Revolution...
Lafayette Area Gymnastics and Dance Studios

Lafayette Area Gymnastics and Dance Studios

Young or old, Lafayette has dance studios and gymnastics classes for nearly everyone! It’s not only a great way to achieve an active lifestyle, but it’s an amazing way to get to know people in the community as well. Since there are so many styles out there, we want to help you get started finding your groove. Fortunately, Greater Lafayette, IN has classes available for all dancing styles and for gymnasts! Check out all of these great options…. Child and Teen Dance, Cheer, and Gymnastics options: Starting with the kiddos, there are so many opportunities in a city like Lafayette, IN. Casual or competitive groups and classes with showcases to display all the moves they’re learning throughout the year are just one of the fun, diverse side effects of getting your family involved in this sport. There are competitive teams throughout the United States, and if you want to be involved in that, Greater Lafayette, IN has that option for your family. It also always carries the option to have fun, so be sure to explore each website for information on classes, prices, and prerequisites. Studio b (Lafayette, IN)Elite Gymnastics and Cheer (Lafayette, IN)Malone’s Gymnastic Center (West Lafayette, IN)Dance Moves & Gymnastics, Preschool, Cheerleading, Tumbling or DMG (Lafayette, IN)Turning Pointe Academy for the Performing Arts (West Lafayette, IN)Lafayette Ballet Company and School (Lafayette, IN)West Active (McAllister Center; Lafayette, IN)Y-dance (YWCA; Lafayette, IN) Adult Dance and Fitness Class Options: It is never, “too late” in life to dance! Whether you use dance as a fitness method or you want to learn how to dance with your significant other, there’s a...
Get Fit! Lafayette Area Gyms

Get Fit! Lafayette Area Gyms

Among the most common New Year’s resolutions is the one we’re all thinking about- implementing regular fitness and overall health into daily life. We want to help you reach your goals- this one too! Long, healthy life is, of course, the end target, and fortunately for you, Greater Lafayette, IN has everything you need to get started. Well, everything except doing the actual workout for you! Greater Lafayette, IN businesses offer something for every level, style, preference, and stage of life in fitness. So, let us help you get up, get moving, and reaching those goals! Each facility differs in amenities such as locker rooms, childcare, saunas, court accesses, and so much more. We will list a few qualities of each one, but please explore the websites for more information! Gyms: YMCA (Family Center & Downtown location): The YMCA is a trusted facility all over the United States. The family center offers a brand new swimming pool, a sauna, childcare, and so much more! Both facilities include weights, locker rooms, group fitness classes, and cardio equipment. Faith Gym (North, East, & West): Swimming pool, childcare, basketball gym, indoor running track, indoor play grounds at North and East, Cafe Literato. Crossfit Uncommon (Lafayette) & Crossfit West Lafayette (West Lafayette): Looking for a different style workout? Crossfit is a personal record based program with a community to encourage you! People all over the world love what Crossfit has to offer.Club NewTone (Sagamore Pkwy): Personal trainers, group fitness classes, a juice bar, personal trainers, WifiPlant Fitness (Sagamore Pkwy): No contract commitments. Great low budget gym membership and beginners!Parkwest Fitness (West Lafayette, IN): Clean, updated facility with tons to offer! The biggest plus to this gym is...