ROUNDUP: Valor 3 Barber and Brews, Board & You and more

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A slew of new businesses that recently opened, or plan to open, north of Indianapolis are all about mixing and matching their offerings in a new space.

Daniel Powell, a 35-year-old agent with Fishers-based Trueblood Real Estate, is partnering with his brothers to open Valor 3 Barbers and Brews at 8754 E. 116th St. in Fishers. Formerly housing Edible Arrangements, the roughly 1,300-square-foot space will offer two distinct services.

In back, Powell said there will be a classic barber shop set-up with five chairs. In front, he’s envisioning an industrial coffee shop atmosphere with 25 to 30 seats where professionals can come in to grab a cold brew or a craft beer while they work.

“We really want to emphasize the community aspect of the space. We want to be a place where we know you’re name, we know who you are when you come in,” Powell said.

Powell’s younger brother, 25-year-old Caleb, is moving up from Florida to act as the business’ lead barber. Drew Powell, 38, currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and will be in charge of the business’ marketing.

Men’s haircuts will cost $32, Powell said, but kid’s cuts will be cheaper and clients will be able to take advantage of package deals when they add on a beard trim or other services.

“We want to be a high-end barber experience, so when you come in, we want you to leave thinking that was the best barber shop experience I’ve ever had. It’s not really a chop shop,” Daniel Powell said.

Valor 3 Barbers and Brews should have a soft opening in the next two weeks, likely before approval is granted to sell beer and wine. Once that’s approved, Powell said, Valor 3 expects to have a grand opening in April.

— New Albany native Zack Flanagan and Sean Lara, of California, have crafted custom charcuterie boards from their kitchen in New Albany, Indiana, since April. Now, they’re planning to open a Board & You at 8884 Fitness Lane in Fishers on March 5, according to the shop’s Instagram account.

Ella Bardo and The Imperial Spa, owned by Melissa LaFleur and Danielle Westerfield, is the combination of two existing Carmel businesses in one footprint. The conjoined businesses will have a grand opening March 5 in the former Silver Door Spa, at 762 S. Rangeline Road, in Carmel’s City Center.

The spa will have five massage therapists and four estheticians on staff. Services include non-invasive body and face sculpting, energy healing, massage, scar-tissue removal and more.

Penn & Beech Candle Co. held a ribbon cutting ceremony at 145 Elm St. in Carmel’s Midtown on Feb. 26. The store’s second brick-and-mortar location offers Penn & Beech’s retail products, as well as its “Create Your Own” scent experience.

— Witchita, Kansas-based Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened its second Carmel location and 10th in the state on Dec. 10, at 9703 N Michigan Road.

The 1940s and 50s themed restaurant has space for 108 customers to enjoy steakburgers, hot dogs, shoestring fries and frozen custard. The newly built 3,600-square-foot Michigan Road location, managed by Blake Epperson, employs 85 people.

— On Feb. 20, the reLeaf Wellness Cafe had its grand opening at 6424 Whitestown Parkway in Whitestown.

The health and wellness retail store offers CBD oil-based tinctures and gel tabs, as well as infused gummies and hard candies, gums and mints, rubs, butters, ices, balms, pet products and lotions. reLeaf also has a café with organic gluten-, grain-, soy- and sugar-free, non-GMO snacks, coffees, teas and chilled drinks. 

— Finally, there’s news of a new retail space being developed in Noblesville. Indianapolis-based real estate firm KennMar is planning a 9,500-square-foot retail center, named The Crossing, on 1.25 acres at the corner of East 146th Street and North Pointe Boulevard in Noblesville.

KennMar CEO Brent Benge said his company plans to start construction in March to be finished no later than October of this year. Benge wouldn’t disclose the project’s total cost, but he did say a Moe’s Southwest Grill will open in one of the center’s six retail spaces.

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