Huge spec warehouse planned for Whitestown

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Another speculative building is set for Whitestown.

Philadelphia-based Exeter Property Group has announced it’s developing land on the west side of Interstate 65 at Highway 267 for a huge industrial building in the Whitestown Business Park.

Indianapolis-based GDI Construction Group is slated to build the roughly 635,000-square-foot facility, which could later be expanded to more than 1 million square feet. Construction is expected to be completed in December. Exeter, who will be the building’s owner, hopes to have a tenant for the facility by then.

The building is part of Exeter's Whitestown Business Park project. Overall, its plans to eventually build 1.74 million square feet at the location for a total investment of $45.6 million. 

In other recent retail and development news north of 96th Street:

— Mayor Scott Fadness tweeted late Thursday night that the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, which has been under construction in downtown Fishers since spring, will welcome guests for the first time this summer for the free Jennie DeVoe concert starting at 9 p.m. Friday.

The amphitheater and the lawn surrounding it are used for the city’s two popular summer concert series—Tuesday Night Concert Series and AMP After Dark on Friday nights—and for the Fishers Farmers Market. The venue is open year-round.

Last year, the city decided to upgrade the amphitheater, undertaking a $6 million project to expand the stage and add a pavilion for restrooms and community meeting space, among other improvements.

City leaders hoped the project would be complete by June 1, but bad weather delayed construction. Last month, the city’s Board of Public Works and Safety approved a request from Fadness to spend up to roughly $184,000 on overtime and supplemental work to speed up progress on the stage. Some work is still ongoing, but the stage is ready to host events.

The 2018 concert season kicked off June 5, and concerts have been held at alternate locations, including on the south side of city hall.

3UP, 201 W. Main St. in Carmel, is preparing to open later this summer in the Monon and Main mixed-use development by Ritz Charles owner Chuck Lazzara and his family. The swanky rooftop bar joins Anthony’s Chophouse, a two-story steakhouse. The bar will feature a living wall of homegrown herbs for use in handcrafted cocktails.

Koto Japanese Steakhouse is opening a Noblesville location in the Saxony Corporate Campus at 150 Tegler Drive near Hamilton Town Center. The restaurant, which offers table-side hibachi cooking and sushi, also has a location in Carmel, at 14490 Lowes Way.

Mo’s Irish Pub at Hamilton Town Center, 13193 Levinson Lane, Suite 100, is temporarily closed for remodeling. A sign taped to the door tells guests the pub is closed “for refreshing” and will reopen in August. The Noblesville location is the only one in the Indianapolis market.

Sun King held a grand opening for its new taproom and distillery on the Monon Greenway in Midtown Carmel on July 2. The $5 million, 15,000-square-foot facility features four, 100-square-foot food stalls for La Margarita, Oca, Pi and Beast. The distillery produces and serves small-batch spirits such as artisan moonshine, agave spirit, gin, rum, and whiskey. The tap room offers a variety of Sun King beers on 32 taps. The distillery is open Sunday through Saturday.

Grindstone Public House a new concept by Clancy’s Inc. Restaurant Group and Chef Carrie Nickelsberg, opened in downtown Noblesville on July 2. The restaurant at 101 N. 10th St. serves burgers, sandwiches and steaks. Cocktails, craft beer and wine are on the drink menu.

UFC Gym has leased 19,950 square feet of retail space at The Shoppes At Whitestown at Interstate 65 and Whitestown Parkway.

Rosati’s Pizza has leased 1,465 square feet at 116th Street Center, 890 E. 116th St., Suite 152, in Carmel.

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