Roundup: Freddy’s Frozen Custard coming to Carmel; GetGo convenience store opens in Zionsville

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Hamilton County residents are being served another Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

ICT LLC, which operates the chain restaurant, has filed plans with the city of Carmel to build a store at the northeast corner of Michigan Road and 97th Street. The 3,710-square-foot restaurant would be built on about 1.3 acres of vacant land at 9701 N. Michigan Road. It would seat 110 people inside and 30 on an outdoor patio.

The Carmel Freddy's would be the chain's second in Hamilton County. The first area Freddy’s is at 2740 E. 146th St. in Westfield. The fast-casual chain is designed to emulate American life in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The menu includes steakburgers, hot dogs, shoestring fries and chocolate and vanilla frozen custard.

Based in Wichita, Kansas, it was founded in 2002 by brothers Randy and Bill Simon and their friend Scott Redler. It is named after Randy and Bill Simon’s father, Freddy Simon, who served in World War II. The chain's other Indiana restaurants are in Evansville, Columbus, Franklin and Indianapolis. One is expected to open in Seymour soon.

In other north of 96th retail and development news:

— A GetGo Café and Market opens today in Zionsville at 7011 Whitestown Parkway. A celebratory 12-foot sub cutting ceremony is planned for 4 p.m. It's the seventh Indianapolis-area store to open in the last three years for the chain, which is owned by Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle.

Central Indiana Orthopedics broke ground Oct. 19 on its 50,000-square-foot Fishers facility. The project will anchor the 37-acre MedTech Park near 136th Street and Interstate 69. Central Indiana Orthopedics owns the land where its developing the technology focused medical campus with Envoy Inc., which is also  construction manager for the project. Future medical facilities at the park are expected to include a 20,000-square-foot building for Urology of Indiana.

Bladed Brows, a new salon specializing in microbladed eyebrows, is now open at 1500 W. Oak St., Suite 500, in Zionsville. Fox59 morning traffic reporter Britt Baker is the salon’s owner. Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the appearance of hair.

— The cities of Westfield and Carmel last week officially opened the last portion of the Monon Trail in Westfield. The trail now connects downtown Indianapolis to Sheridan. The Monon Trail was established in 1996, paving the way for the former railroad corridor to be transformed into a trail. The last portion runs about 2.5 miles, bringing the trail’s total length to 24 miles.

— Valparaiso-based convenience store chain Family Express has plans to open three stores in the suburbs next year. The company, which has a store near Indianapolis International Airport, has new stores in the works in the Village of WestClay in Carmel and in Zionsville and Whitestown. The new stores will be built using the chain’s new 5,500-square-foot prototype, which includes an in-house Cravin’s To Order restaurant. Cravin’s To Order sells made-to-order pizza, boneless wings, pretzels and breakfast items, with interior and exterior seating for 28. Company officials declined to provide to IBJ the street addresses for the three stores.

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