Newsroom August 30, 2018

Fountain Square marks 30 years since historic restoration

Bloomington, Ind. – September marks the 30th anniversary of Fountain Square’s 3-year, 10-million dollar building restoration in 1985. The building has 130,000 square feet of retail, office, and community gathering space. It is currently home to 62 local businesses, including tech innovators like Envisage, and has served as a launching pad for local shops like EllieMae’s Boutique, Skirt & Satchel, and O’Child Children’s Boutique.

“Prior to the renovation, Bloomington was home to many business owners, community leaders, and residents who recognized the potential for downtown to once again become a gathering place and reliable location for local businesses,” said Jim Murphy, president of CFC properties. “The renovation of Fountain Square helped spark the revitalization of downtown Bloomington.”

Fountain Square hosts annual traditions such as pictures with the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. The Fountain Square ballroom, including the south atrium and fountain area, provides meeting and event space for weddings, receptions, anniversaries, professional events, and more.

Fountain Square will host its 30-year celebration on September 4, on Kirkwood, between College Avenue and Walnut Street, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature the following guest speakers:

  • Jim Murphy, president, CFC Properties
  • Gayle Cook, co-founder, Cook Group
  • Amanda Barge, president, Monroe County Commissioners
  • John Hamilton, mayor, City of Bloomington
  • Steve Ferguson, executive vice president and chairman of the board, Cook Group

Attendees are invited to browse Fountain Square’s enhanced spaces, including the ballroom and fountain area, and view the new Fountain Square Gallery Wall. For more information, visit:

About CFC Properties
CFC Properties, a Cook Group Company, is an Indiana property management and development company founded in 1973. Its diverse downtown portfolio, renovated and new construction, includes: The Graham, Fountain Square, Uptown Plaza, Wicks Building, One City Centre, The Illinois Freight Depot, Showers Plaza, The Kirkwood, and more.

CFC Properties employs more than 70 people in Indiana and has more than 1,400 commercial tenants and more than 390 residents in Bloomington. CFC has gained the reputation as a leader in property management and is committed to understanding the needs of its tenants. CFC’s philosophy represents a hallmark of quality, strength, and stability in the commercial and residential market place. Learn more at