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North of 96th - Lindsey

Welcome to North of 96th, your source for business news from Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville. Your host, Lindsey Erdody, can be reached at lerdody@ibj.com.

Boone County / Hamilton County / Regional News

Roundup: Flying Cupcake landing new concept in Zionsville, e-bike shop hits Whitestown

April 6, 2017

A new concept from The Flying Cupcake is landing in Zionsville.

Owner Kate Bova Drury has filed plans to open the shop at 95 E. Pine St., which is on the corner of Elm Street in downtown Zionsville. It will be called The Lemon Bar and will offer alcoholic drinks, along with a light American bistro menu with quiche, soup, salads and sandwiches. 

Desserts including cupcakes, full cakes and cakes by the slice will be sold, and a champagne and wine bar featuring champagne slushies will be available. Rotating local beers will be on tap.

Drury said she hopes to open by mid-summer.

It will be the eighth store for Drury, who opened the first location of The Flying Cupcake on Illinois Street in 2007. Other locations are scattered throughout the Indianapolis area—on Mass Ave, on Rangeline Road in Carmel, in the River’s Edge Shops on 82nd Street and on U.S. 31 in Greenwood.

Drury’s most recent expansion was in 2016 when she opened a combination of The Flying Cupcake and her other business, The Dancing Donut, in Fishers. The Flying Cupcake & Donut is in the Fishers Marketplace along State Road 37.

She opened The Dancing Donut in 2015 at 1134 E. 54th St.

The Flying Cupcake sells a variety of regular, filled and jumbo cupcakes with rotating flavors, plus other sweets like cookies and brownies.

In other North of 96th news:

• An electric bicycle shop plans to open April 28 at The Marketplace at Anson Shopping Center in Whitestown. e-Boom Electric Bicycles, which will also sell regular children’s bicycles, biking apparel and bike accessories, will be located at 6659 Whitestown Parkway.

• In case you missed the news last week, Caplinger’s Fresh Catch Seafood Market announced plans to open a Whitestown location at 6685 E. State Road 334, which is in the same complex as Buffalo Wild Wings and Lowe’s Home Improvement. The space was formerly occupied Gandolfo’s New York Deli. 

• In downtown Whitestown, an Italian restaurant has opened. The White Stallion Bistro is located at 4 N. Main St. and offers lunch, dinner and drinks.

NinjaZone has opened at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield. The standalone academy offers classes that combine martial arts, obstacle course training, gymnastics and freestyle movement for children ages 3 to 13. 

• Nearby Grand Park, Grand Junction Brewing Co. has opened a new production facility and tap room at 1189 E. 181st St. The brewery also has a location at 110 S. Union St.  

• Also in Westfield, OB/GYN of Indiana has opened a new location at 380 S. Junction Crossing, Suite B. The company now has eight locations throughout central Indiana and is the state’s largest private OB/GYN practice.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop is now open at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville. It's the second Hamilton County location and third Indianapolis-area location for the quick-service sandwich shop.

Tom Wood Volkswagen has opened a new dealership at 14701 Tom Wood Way near 146th Street and State Road 37 in Noblesville.

• A cooking school for kids is coming to Carmel. Sprouts Cooking School offers classes that teach basic culinary skills for children ages 3 to 13. The school will be located at 13190 Hazel Dell Parkway, unit 100, and should be open in May.

Verde Flavors of Mexico plans to expand into Carmel. The Mexican restaurant has one location at 11680 Commercial Drive in Fishers and hopes to open at 1111 W. Main St., near the corner of Old Meridian Street, by the end of July.

• In downtown Carmel, sushi restaurant Main Street Poke plans to open at 110 W. Main St. next month.

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