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TIME: Indy is one of the ‘World’s Greatest Places’

TIME says Indy is one of the "World's Greatest Places." (Cover courtesy: TIME)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — TIME magazine has revealed its annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, and Indianapolis made the list, in part because of the new, mixed-use Bottleworks District. The publication says the list recognizes 100 unique destinations that are offering visitors an “extraordinary experience that’s unlike any other.”

TIME solicited nominations of places, including countries, regions, cities and towns, from its international network of correspondents and contributors.

The publication, which comes out Friday, says, “Indianapolis may be a smaller city, but it’s packed with standout restaurants, museums and sports centers. Its latest draw is the Bottleworks District, a $300 million reimagining of the historically significant spot where a Coca-Cola bottling plant operated from 1920 to 1969…. Nearby, the new Garage Food Hall is a lively open space of over 20 local vendors.”

The publication says the challenges of the past year and a half have transformed the world, and few industries have been as affected as travel, tourism and hospitality. “In many ways, our third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places is a tribute to the people and businesses at the forefront of those industries who, amid extraordinary circumstances, found ways to adapt, build and innovate. It shines a light on ingenuity, creativity, revitalization and reopenings in destinations across the world,” said Time.

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