Mini-Mart US in Carmel Like a Tasty Visit to Russia

#CarmelIN — Maybe it’s the candy Babushkas. Maybe it’s the full-size herring in the deli-case. Or maybe it was the seed packets for homeopathic herbs found only in a part of the world I had to Google. But the “Mini-Mart US” at 1323 S Rangeline Rd in Carmel is anything but your typical small-scale American convenience store. […]

Carmel Laundromat is Frozen in Time

#CarmelIN — Outside, it’s 2014. But inside the Kwik-Kleen Laundromat, it just might be 1960. City planners from around the world have looked to Carmel as the vanguard of development. It stands as proof that small towns can dream big. The city now has more roundabouts than London; and an entire world-class cultural center arose […]

3 Great Places to Grab a Craft Beer in Carmel

#CarmelIN – Craft beer is an exploding industry across Indiana as well as the U.S. According to the Brewers Association, a organization dedicated to promoting the craft beer industry, craft beer commands 7.8 percent market share of beer bought in the U.S. as of 2013. In 2009, craft beer only made up 4.4 percent of the total market […]

Roundabouts Make Life Better

They’ve been the subject of debate. The object of scorn. The butt of jokes. They are Carmel, Indiana’s series of roundabouts — traffic circles designed to more efficiently move traffic. And I love them. Google “Carmel, Indiana” and “roundabouts” and you’ll learn that the city has more roundabouts than any city in the United States. […]

Flix Brewhouse Coming to Merchants Square in Carmel

A major improvement is coming to Carmel’s Merchants Square shopping center. Texas-based Flix Brewhouse plans to inject new life into what is now mostly empty space by opening a combination movie theater-microbrewery in the 40,000 square-foot space that was formerly occupied by the Hobby Lobby store. Merchants Square’s landlord, Michigan-based Ramco-Gershenson Inc., recently applied for […]

Warren Buffett Attends Ceremony for New Geico Center in Carmel Indiana

A opening ceremony for the new Geico customer service center in Carmel, Indiana was attended by Billionaire investor Warren Buffett. The ceremony took place at the facility that Geico plans to expand sometime within the next couple of years. As many as 1,200 workers will staff the service center when the expansion is complete. So […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held for Nash Project in Carmel on Thursday

A groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-be-commenced Nash project will be held in Carmel starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Carmel-based general contractor, Pedcor Companies, which has developed over 10,000 apartment units throughout 12 states, along with Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, and Carmel City Council will participate. When it […]

Carmel Small Business Network

NEWS RELEASE: Carmel, Indiana – In 2002, Mayor Jim Brainard launched the Carmel Small Business Network (CSBN) as part of the City’s economic development initiative. CSBN offers direct quarterly communication between City officials and small business owners for the purpose of supporting and strengthening business in Carmel. Through participation in CSBN, small business owners are […]

Carmel City Center Announces Restaurant and Retail Lineup

Carmel, Indiana is in the midst of big developments. The Carmel City Center is an exciting new development in downtown Carmel. This new Carmel attraction presents a “pedestrian oriented city within a city” with the best in Carmel shopping and Carmel restaurants. With inventive architecture, gorgeous plazas, lush green areas and relaxing water features, the […]

Ferrin’s Fruit Winery in downtown Carmel, Indiana

Ferrin’s Fruit Winery is a family owned winery tucked away in downtown Carmel, Indiana. This local treasure call the Carmel Arts & Design District home and was founded by the husband and wife team of David and MaryAnn Ferrin. Ferrin’s Fruit Winery mainly offers wine made from fruit as well as the more traditional white, […]

Rosie’s Gardens and Nursery in Carmel, Indiana

Rosie’s Gardens & Nursery is a family owned Carmel business located on College Ave. just south of downtown Carmel, Indiana. Rosie’s wasn’t always the thriving 12 acre nursery that it is today. The business began in 1983 where they initially sold Christmas trees, then it became a lawn care and landscaping business that eventually evolved […]

Engledow Group: A Growing Carmel Business

There is no doubt that you have probably seen the bright, almost blinding, green Engledow Group pickup trucks, box trucks and watering vehicles winding their way down Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, Indianapolis, and other Central Indiana streets. These trucks are hard to miss because of the vibrant color of their vehicles but also because Engledow Group […]

Joe’s Butcher Shop: The Place for Fine Meats and Fish

Among the unique Carmel shops in downtown Carmel resides Joe’s Butcher Shop, a butcher shop specializing in fine meats and fish. Joe’s Butcher Shop was established is 2006 by Carmel native Joe Lazzara. Joe has always been passionate about cooking with only the best ingredients and recognized the need in the Carmel business market to […]