Around town retail roundup

February 10, 2009
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Compass roseA new restaurant called Stanley's New York Deli plans to open Feb. 28 at the corner of 86th Street and Ditch Road. Owner Greg Abes named the 3,800-square-foot deli for his father and designed it to honor a deli he and his father frequented in New York City. The signature sandwich: The Fat Stanley, which will feature a pound and a half of corned beef, pastrami, roast beef and turkey on rye.

In other retail news:
  • Buffalo Wild Wings is planning a new restaurant at Geist Landing in Fishers. The chain bought a one-acre parcel at 13868 E. 116th St. from Thompson Thrift.

  • Dave and Buster's, a game and amusement center like Jillian's, plans to open in the fall in 35,000 square feet in the former CompUSA at Castleton Commons.

  • Law Enforcement Firearms Inc., a retail gun shop and shooting range, plans to remodel 2,100 square feet in a former appliance store at 2619 Shelby St. The company is run by Mein Ruhestand LLC (German for "My Retirement").

  • Marathon is building a new 2,300-square-foot gas station at 4590 N. Shadeland Ave., while Crystal Flash is building a new convenience store and gas station at 5265 E. 96th St.
  • Marsh Supermarkets is planning to remodel its Broad Ripple store at the northwest corner of 62nd Street and Keystone Avenue.

  • Cartridge World has leased 3,000 square feet at 2643 Rand Road in Park Fletcher Business Park.

  • Flagstar Bank leased 2,625 square feet in the new Rockville Pointe shopping center at 10720 E. U.S. Highway 36.

  • Cookie Cutters is taking 1,100 square feet at 2768 E. 146th St. in Carmel.

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    • They've been doing a lot of work in that space that Dave and Busters is taking. I hope it's non-smoking.
    • Does anyone know anything additional about the remodel planned for the Marsh in Broad Ripple?
    • Just what Indy needs -- a sandwich shop selling a 1.5 pound sandwich! They will probably do well from all the hefty diners in the city...
    • Tattler, that 1.5 pound sandwich is still probably quite a bit healthier than a Big Mac or Whopper with Cheese.
    • Hopefully Stanley's does well enough to open a downtown or Mass Ave. location. Why put this store in the suburbs!?! Deli's are meant for urban locations with high foot traffic and a sizeable lunch crowd (feel free to argue this point, but I'm right).

      Please someone with some money put a sandwich shop/deli on Mass Ave!
    • DWTNINDY, you took the thoughs right out of my head. I agree... WHY put this kind of store in the suburb... I've always thought that Mass Ave would be an awesome area to have a deli of this kind as well as a bakery, cheese shop... you know... the kind of things you find in New York City in the various neighborhoods. Freaking annoying how to this day... some of these entrepreneurs are not paying enough attention to the downtown core these days....
    • Where exactly will D&B be?
    • A great location for a deli downtown would be on the first floor of the Ambassador Apartments after they are renovated. :)
    • Greg, I found the leasing plan and put the link above. The space is a few doors from Half Price Books.
    • An adult amusement center - what's that? Sounds like it could be anything from a strip bar to a porn shop to a massage parlor, or just a regular bar. What is it? And a gun store?? Also, just what Indy needs!
    • Okay, a bar with adult entertainment. Let's see if that goes through.
    • Working in the area as Stanley's Deli, I'm very excited to have a good New York-style deli in the area. It was a shame with Shapiro's left. While MCL is good, its certainly no deli. I'm very excited for its opening.
    • Greg - It looks like it's in the old CompUSA space.
    • Didn't Shapiro's go bankrupt and closed all stores in the U.S.?
    • Oops, never mind, I'm thinking of Schlotzsky's!
    • It didn't clsoe all of its stores, as the ones here in KC are still open. And it looks liek the Dave and Busters will be in the former CompUSA space.
    • Greenbriar is not a bad spot for lunch business. St. Vincents and all of the offices on Meridian north of 86th are very close. I just hope it is more like Shapiros and less like Schlotzsky's.
    • I saw them working on the old CompUSA space over the weekend and wondering what they were doing there. I'm actually kind of surprised it got leased that quickly in today's climate.

      I've never been to Dave and Buster's but heard its like the old Block Party. May do better because of the highway visibility....
    • As someone who grew up frequenting the original Dave & Buster's in Dallas, I can't wait for this to open! Since I moved to Indy, the D&B commercials shown on TBS & TNT have been cruel indeed. D&B is WAY better than BlockParty and Jillian's! Counting down the days...
    • I must say that I like seeing D & B reuse an old retail space as opposed to building an entirely new one elsewhere.
    • Ooooh, I wanna know more about the Broad Ripple Marsh remodel! Very exciting news!
    • Cory, the Crystal Flash site on 96th Street needs to be rezoned first.
    • Anyone know what happened to the Shell station on the corner of 62nd & Keystone? All of a sudden its gone.
    • Shell station: I had the same question.

      Glendale has a new banner up for the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, but who knows - banners and Glendale have a bad track record. :lol:

      Girly Chic boutique moved in next to the Monon Coffee Shop in BR.
    • The Broad Ripple Marsh remodel will consist mainly of new lighting and fixtures, along with a new Marsh the Market Place sign.
    • 62nd/BR Ave is supposedly getting a major makeover from Keystone to College. I have been told the copntracts are signed, and they will begin work in the spring. Also hear that a bike lane/path/whatever is part of the remake.
    • Hopefully the major makeover includes more trash cans on 62nd, so all the drunks can puke in those instead of on the sidewalks and lawns.
    • I wouldn't call the project a major makeover. It's not anything like, say, 38th St. And I don't think bike lanes are part of the project being bid as far as I am aware. There is a group pushing to have the City redesign the project to include bike lanes, but I don't know that they've agreed to do so at this time. I understood this was largely a resurface job.
    • major makeover were the exact words from a City Council person.

      Your mileage may vary, and with Ballard, it will. ;)
    • In a shrinking-budget era, resurfacing a street, realigning traffic lanes and replacing crumbling sidewalks probably qualifies as a major makeover.
    • When will the side streets of the neighborhoods in Broad Ripple ever get redone? There are potholes there that have been around for years!
    • http://www.indystar.com/article/20090212/LOCAL1802/902120330/1197/LOCAL1802

      well, here it is. City says it's too late to add to Broad Ripple road project


      thundermutt is right. under ballard, we should just be happy ANYTHING is getting done at all.
    • BuckWildz, the hick bar in Broad Ripple, is now tits up. Sign on door says closed. The signs are down outside, so now its back to SEVEN again. :lol:
    • The former Barbecue joint Uncle Arnies is now a Just Winging It (Wings Joint)
    • The printer on 62nd street next to Sherwin Williams done closeded up too this weekend.
    • Stanley’s New York Deli will be opening its doors for the very first time on Saturday February 28th, with the Grand Opening scheduled for Saturday, March 14th, 2009.

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