Westfield’s Union Baking Co. has closed its doors on Main Street.
The owners, Joe and Kelly Quinn, wrote on the company’s website that its lease at 303 E. Main St. couldn’t be renewed. The couple said the lease problem, plus the expected growth along State Road 32, prompted them to pursue a new business venture.
“Our store has done extremely well in Westfield and we are extremely grateful to our customers for this,” the owners posted on the company’s website. “Our success has allowed for this new direction to come to fruition.”
The new direction referenced is operating the Old Towne Carmel Bed & Breakfast at 521 First Ave. NW.
Union Baking will continue to sell custom cakes, cookies and its popular French macarons and will offer catering and private event services.
Customers can still place orders and pick up the items at the Carmel bed and breakfast. According to the website, the owners are also hoping to add a Westfield pick-up location.
The business will also continue selling at the Westfield Farmers’ Market.
Union Baking Co. opened in 2013 on the corner of Main and Union streets. In 2014, the business moved down the road for additional space to expand its food offerings.
In other retail news:
• Cafe Patachou is closing its Carmel location at 126th Street and Gray Road and planning to move the restaurant to space about 1-1/2 miles away at 5790 E. Main St. near the corner of Hazel Dell Parkway.
Patachou Brand Manager Christina Pippen said the new location will double the size of the brunch hotspot and add a large outdoor dining area. The Main Street and Hazel Dell spot should open by Labor Day, according to Pippen. The Clay Terrace location will remain open.
• Speaking of breakfast establishments, Wild Eggs will open its third Indianapolis-area location at 13272 Market Square Drive in Fishers. The Louisville-based chain has already opened at 1438 W. Main St. in Carmel and is expected to open at 314 N. Delaware St. on May 2.
• Smoothie King is coming to Carmel. The Louisiana-based franchise has filed plans to open at 1366 S. Rangeline Road. Franchisee owner Chris Sgroi also opened the Fishers location at 8270 E. 96th St. last summer.
Smoothie King’s fruit-based drinks range in size from 20 to 48 ounces. Vegan, non-dairy and gluten-free products also are available.
• An eyelash salon is expected to open in Carmel. The Lash Lounge will be located at 726 Adams St., just off Carmel Drive. The salon specializes in eyelash and eyebrow extensions, lash and brow tinting, lash perming, brow threading, makeup application and permanent makeup.
According the company’s website, it will open in June.
• Classic Cleaners is adding another location in Carmel. The dry cleaning business has filed plans to occupy space at 14560 River Road near 146th Street. Five other locations exist in Carmel, along with one in Westfield and four in Fishers.
• As initially reported on IBJ’s Property Lines blog, Books & Brews is opening a second location in the Boone Village Shopping Center. The bookstore combined with a brewpub will occupy space at 65 Boone Village, which previously housed Zionsville Grill.
Jason Wuerful launched Books & Brews in March 2014 at 9402 Uptown Drive near Interstate 69 and East 96th Street on Indianapolis’ northeast side.
In addition to offering books, the new space will feature a music stage, tabletop and retro video games, and a small bar. A slightly expanded menu from its current roster of grilled-cheese sandwiches and charcuterie plates will be available.
• Also reported by Property Lines, Rush on Main is opening at 112 S. Main St. in downtown Zionsville. The sports bar and restaurant will feature “Chicago-style eats.”