New grocery store to be built on west side of Carmel


Staff report

Carmel is about to get a new grocery story and it will be the first of its kind in the state.

The new Market District grocery store will be built in The Bridges, southeast of the intersection of 116th Street and Spring Mill Road.

At up to 100,000-square-feet, the store will dwarf its Marsh and Kroger competitors and provide serious competition to the Walmart further up U.S. 31 in Westfield.

Market District said its locations feature a bountiful selection of fresh, locally-sourced produce, a sweet shop with the finest handmade baked-goods, a vast variety of artisan domestic and imported cheeses and expertly selected and freshly cut meat and seafood.

Market District said its store also features a gourmet restaurant with stone-hearth baked pizzas, hand-rolled sushi, and numerous other freshly made, delicious dishes.

Market District parent company Giant Eagle, of Pittsburgh, also said it’s looking forward to working closely with local officials throughout the planning process and toward eventually bringing hundreds of jobs to the area with an anticipated store opening in 2015.

Giant Eagle also plans to open a GetGo convenience restaurant and gas station in the same development.

“We are thrilled to bring our Market District and GetGo concepts to Carmel and greater Indianapolis,” said Giant Eagle CEO Laura Karet. “We could think of nothing better than to deliver the best food from around the world to this great community and to offer a dining and convenience experience that we are confident will be a wonderful complement to Indianapolis’ ever expanding food scene. As we look to become contributing members of the Indianapolis area, we are also actively evaluating opportunities for additional locations.”

Karet said Giant Eagle is also committed to actively supporting a number of community events and nonprofit organizations and to building stores that coexist in an environmentally friendly manner.