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Broad Ripple sets goals for 2015, aims to implement code of conduct

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 19, 2015)-- The new year brings new plans for Broad Ripple.

"For us, it is about keeping our edge. To make sure that we are still hip and cool and a destination that people want to visit," explained Broad Ripple Village Association's (BRVA) new president, Elizabeth Marshall.

Marshall tells FOX59 the board of directors met over the weekend to talk about goals for the Indianapolis neighborhood.

"We are really exciting about the diversity of the business coming into Broad Ripple," Marshall said.

More than 200 new apartment units will open this year.

BRVA wants to implement a code of conduct for businesses and patrons, especially those partying too hard.

The code of conduct could require bartenders to stop serving drinks to someone they can tell is too drunk.

"One of the things we talked about is creating a code of conduct for visitors that come to Broad Ripple as well as the businesses that operate here. That will give IMPD something to work with to help implement and enforce that code of conduct," said Marshall.

The Code of Conduct could also establish a dress code for Broad Ripple customers.

Justin Walker, co-owner of 317 Burger, likes the idea of an official code of conduct.

"The village is really going to flourish in 2015," said Walker.

Gwendolyn Rogers  opened The Cake Bake Shop nine weeks ago. Rogers is glad she picked Broad Ripple for her business.

"There is a line out the door on weekends and we sell hundreds of slices of cake. I am very glad to be here," said Rogers.

BRVA is hosting an open house on Feb. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at their headquarters on Guilford.

The public is invited to learn more about the code of conduct and volunteer in the village.

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