Roundup: Southern cuisine eatery planned for Carmel house; Bier Brewery, Dunkin adding locations

A house on East Main Street in Carmel could be recast a restaurant that serves Southern coastal fare.

Carmel-based Innovative Planning LLC and Kevin Keltner and Diane Cannon of Carmel-based K&E Property Group LLC have filed plans to renovate a home at 110 E. Main St. and create a restaurant called Juniper on Main.

The eatery would be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and serve cuisine common to Charleston, South Carolina, and Savanna, Georgia.

A sample menu includes items such as fried green tomato benedict, shrimp and grits, and chicken hash. The restaurant has also applied to serve alcohol.  

The home is currently vacant. The applicants have filed plans for an 8-by-12-foot addition to the back of the home. The venture would seat 42 people inside and 62 outside under a pergola.

The proposal for the addition and the pergola will go before Carmel’s commercial committee Tuesday. In documents filed with the city, representatives say construction would begin within 10 days of approval. 

The proposed restaurant’s nearby neighbors include Woody’s Library and Greek’s Pizzeria.

The Keltner family has owned the home, which dates back to at least 1905, for about 40 years, daughter-in-law Cannon said. In their renovations, they're trying to maintain as many of the home's historic features as possible, she said. 

Cannon and her husband, Kevin Keltner, both Carmel natives, lived in Savanna for a few years and worked in a restaurant similar to the one they plan to open. 

Cannon hopes to be serving residents by late September or early October. 

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

Bier Brewery has plans to open a Carmel taproom at 13720 N. Meridian St. in October. The 3,500-square-foot, family-friendly facility will serve pizza and craft beer. Bier Brewery & Taproom opened its first location in 2010 at 5133 E. 65th St. in Indianapolis.

Linden Tree Gifts plans to open its second location later this year. The shop is set for 736 Hanover Place, Suite 108, in Carmel City Center. Linden Tree Gifts’ flagship location is in downtown Noblesville and sells home décor, clothing, and accessories.

—Leesburg, Indiana-based Pro Wake Watersports has filed plans to open a marine craft sales, service and repair facility at 9175 E. 146th St. in Noblesville. The site currently contains two industrial buildings, which Pro Wake Sports would utilize, plus outdoor space for boat storage. The proposal goes before the Noblesville Board of Zoning Appeals Monday. Pro Wake Watersports sells new and pre-owned boats.

—Brookschool Plaza LLP has filed plans to open a Dunkin Donuts with a drive-thru at the Brooks School Plaza on the north side of 116th Street, just east of Brooks School Road, in Fishers. The coffee shop would occupy the west end cap of an existing building at 12660 E. 116th St. The plans must be approved by the Fishers Plan Commission and the Fishers City Council.

—Ohio-based Tire Discounters has requested a zoning variance to build a new facility in Whitestown. The more than 7,000-square-foot facility would be built at 6450 Center Drive. The proposed store would have eight service bays and employ between 30 and 40 people. Tire Discounters is family-owned and operates 115 stores across the Midwest.

—Noblesville-based Noble Coffee & Tea has asked for a zoning variance to install a coffee roaster in the space next to its Logan Street cafe in downtown Noblesville. The business would lease space that was formerly occupied by a cupcake shop. Currently, Noble Coffee & Tea roasts its own coffee off site. 

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