Retail roundup: Starbucks, Five Below, Harbor Freight

March 13, 2013
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  • Compass roseStarbucks plans to open a 1,700-square-foot coffee shop in Fishers at the corner of 116th Street and Olio Road. The chain is cautiously growing again after putting the brakes on expansion during the Great Recession. The nearest Starbucks to 116th/Olio is five miles west at 116th Street and Interstate 69.
  • Five Below, a dollar store targeting children and teens, is heading to Plainfield. The Pennsylvania-based chain plans to take about 8,000 square feet in a center anchored by Kohl's along U.S. 40. The first two Indianapolis-area stores for the fast-growing concept were in Carmel and Castleton.
  • Harbor Freight Tools, a discount tool and equipment retailer, is taking over the former Goodwill store along Washington Street just east of Washington Square Mall. The California-based chain has existing stores in the Castleton area on 86th Street and on the south side on South East Street. Goodwill late last year moved its store to a new building just to the west.
  • Big Lots, the Ohio-based discount retail chain, plans to open a 30,100 square foot store in Franklin. The store is planned for the corner of U.S. 31 (Morton Street) and Westview Drive. Big Lots has 12 stores in central Indiana including in Shelbyville and Greenfield.
  • Papa Murphy's, the take-and-bake pizza shop, is taking about 1,400 square feet in a shopping center across Washington Street from Washington Square Mall. The Washington-based chain has 15 locations in central Indiana.
  • Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt, a Chicago-based chain, plans to open its first Indiana location in the Southport Crossing Shopping Center in front of Meijer at Southport Road and Emerson Avenue. The shop, owned by franchisee Donna Laker of Batesville, is set to open May 10.
  • Finally!
    Can't believe that after hounding Starbucks corporate for years we are finally getting a Starbucks! And just before I plan to move away.
  • Yes!
    Do we know if the Starbucks will be drive thru? I wish a dunkin donuts would come to Fishers. There coffee is affordable and the donuts aren't too shabby either!

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  1. I think the poster was being sarcastic and only posting or making fun of what is usually posted on here about anything being built in BR or d'town for that matter.

  2. Great news IRL fans: TURBO the IMS sanctioned movie about slugs running the Indy 500 has caught the Securities and Exchange Commission because Dreamworks had to take a $132MILLION write down...because the movie was such a flop. See, the Indy/IMS magic soiled another pair of drawers. Bwahahahahahaha! How's CARTOWN doing? HAHAHAHA...Indy is for losers.

  3. So disappointed in WIBC. This is the last straw to lose a good local morning program. I used to be able to rely on WIBC to give me good local information, news, weather and traffic on my 45 minute commute.Two incidents when I needed local, accurate information regarding severe weather were the first signs I could not now rely on WIBC. I work weekend 12 hour nights for a downtown hospital. This past winter when we had the worst snowfall in my 50 years of life, I came home on a Sunday morning, went to sleep (because I was to go back in Sunday night for another 12 hour shift), and woke up around 1 p.m. to a house with no electricity. I keep an old battery powered radio around and turned on WIBC to see what was going on with the winter storm and the roads and the power outage. Sigh. Only policital stuff. Not even a break in to update on the winter storm warning. The second weather incident occurred when I was driving home during a severe thunderstorm a few months ago. I had already gotten a call from my husband that a tornado warning was just southwest of where I had been. I turned to WIBC to find out what direction the storm was headed so I could figure out a route home, only to find Rush on the air, and again, no breaking away from this stupidity to give me information. Thank God for my phone, which gave me the warning that I was driving in an area where a tornado was seen. Thanks for nothing WIBC. Good luck to you, Steve! We need more of you and not the politics of hatred that WIBC wants to shove at us. Good thing I have Satellite radio.

  4. I read the retail roundup article and tried Burritos and Beers tonight. I'm glad I did, for the food was great. Fresh authentic Mexican food. Great seasoning on the carne asada. A must try!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...