Square Donuts signs lease in Carmel

July 28, 2014
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Indianapolis’ Square Donuts franchise is growing, with plans to open a Carmel location within weeks.

A note posted Saturday on Square Donuts Indy’s Facebook page said the shop will operate in leased space at 14 S. Range Line Road, just south of Main Street in the Arts & Design District.

That storefront is currently home to Planted, which offers “fine garden design.” Plans for that business were not immediately clear.

Square Donuts, which briefly sold its tasty treats at nearby Greek’s Pizzeria in Carmel, expects to open the new location in mid-August.

It already has two Indianapolis outlets: at 1 N. Pennsylvania St. downtown and its bakery at 6416 W. Washington St.

Founded in Terre Haute in 1967, Square Donuts opened its first franchise in Bloomington in 2006. It also has a shop in Richmond.

In other Carmel food news, The Bridges mixed-use project along 116th Street between Illinois Street and Spring Mill Road could get another high-profile tenant: McDonald’s.

The Carmel Clay Plan Commission is expected to review a proposed site plan and design in September for a 4,700-square-foot McDonald’s restaurant with dual drive-though lanes.

The Bridges already is home to a CVS store and several small retail tenants, including Jimmy John's and Coalition Pizza. And as IBJ reported in December, the development also landed a Market District supermarket (Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle’s specialty grocery), along with a GetGo convenience store and fueling station.

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  • NO!!
    A McDonalds (or any fast food restaurant with a drive through) is absolutely not appropriate for that location!! Shame on Carmel Clay Plan Commission for even considering this!!
    • Market District Opening
      Is there any word on when Market District is opening? After the initial announcement it seems like there have been no further announcements, and driving past the area it does not look like much (if any) progress has been made. Could an update be included in a development roundup in the near future?
    • It will pass
      Patricia, Unfortunately, I don't think there is any chance that the city will take the appropriate action, and deny this application. The developer basically gets whatever they want. No, McDonalds should not be there. However, the whole Bridges development should not be there in its current and future size and scope. Frankly, the council just doesn't care what the residents think.
    • Square Root of my Tastes
      Square Donuts is allowed to build a franchise on my front lawn. YUM!!!!
    • Chain of fools
      Exciting times in Carmel.
    • Carmel
      For as much supposed money is in Carmel, they don't have very many upscale restaurants. Actually, do they have ANY??
    • More lights and noise
      Just what we need is another Mc Donalds with a double drive through. Hope the folks living nearby don't mind hearing drive-through orders at all hours. Hope the city shows a little restraint with this project
    • The Best Donuts!
      Forget Dunkin, go to Square Donuts! The best thing to come out of Terre Haute in a long time!!!

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