By Chris Bavender
Two family owned Zionsville businesses will soon have a new shared location to call home.
Storen Financial and Zionsville Eye Care closed on a lot in front of Town Hall in late August. Construction on the two-story building is scheduled to begin in October and take a year to complete.
“Storen Financial and Zionsville Eye Care were bursting at the seams in both of their businesses, and each business needed to consider new space. Three years ago, Dr. (Nick) Garn started researching the available sites within Zionsville and kept close tabs on the land in front of town hall,” said Kim Storen, managing accountant and small business consultant for Storen Financial. “That piece of ground was the first choice for both companies. The partners have a similar management style and similar tastes, so the decision to build together was an easy decision.”
The all-brick, two-story building will be more than 27,000 square feet. Zionsville Eye Care will occupy the majority of the first floor with an additional 2,300 square feet for another business. Storen will occupy the majority of the second floor with two additional spaces for tenants and a shared conference space for meetings and seminars. A team of Zionsville businesses, including builder RL Turner and architect David Rausch, are slated to work on the project.
“Both businesses were experiencing tremendous growth and the current facilities were inadequate for the near-future,” Storen said. “The new building will allow both businesses to provide more products and services for their clients with a more convenient location and ample parking.”
Although other options were considered, the two businesses agreed the property would be the perfect location.
“Zionsville Eye Care is grateful to our patients and the leadership in the community for making this next phase possible,” Garn said. “With our community partners at Storen Financial, we can’t wait to contribute even more back to this town we all love.”
Feedback from the town and clients has been positive, according to Storen Financial owner Greg Storen.
“The town administration lead by Tim Haak and Wayne DeLong have been so supportive and excited for us, and we are looking forward to being neighbors,” he said.