Graeter’s Ice Cream, a Cincinnati-based brand with a Midwest following, is opening its third central Indiana location in Carmel at the newly constructed The Nash building, part of Carmel City Center.
The family-owned company started in Cincinnati 145 years ago and Indianapolis-region residents know the ice cream from the locations in Fishers at 8367 Ambleside Ct. or in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood at 5560 N. Illinois St. The newest location will be owned by a family, brothers Jim and Jay Tedesco. The family owns 11 locations between Indianapolis and Louisville.
“With the support and acclaim we have received in our Butler-Tarkington and Fishers locations, we know it will be success here,” says Jim Tedesco, owner of the franchise in Louisville.
The Nash building, one of newest structures facing Range Line Road part of the phase two of the City Center, will have 31 residential units, featuring one, two or three-bedroom apartments on the second and third floors with 8,000-square feet of retail/office space on the ground floor. Other new tenants are expected to be announced soon for the $10 million mixed-use building.
The Nash, a three-story, $10 million mixed-use building, is just south of Phase I of City Center on the west side of Range Line Road. It contains 31 one, two and three bedroom apartments on the second and third floors and 8,000 square feet of commercial space at street level. The Art of Home & Kitchen, a home lifestyle retailer, will open in The Nash in June.
“With the Monon Trail proximate to The Nash, it will be a great stop off of the Monon,” said Melissa Averitt, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Pedcor.
While Pedcor owns The Nash, Anderson Birkla developer is opening up The Mezz in July, another mixed-use building part of the second phase of the Carmel City Center project. The Mezz also features upscale apartments with retail and office space on the first floor, including a gym Survival Fitness which is already open for business after its move from Clay Terrace.
Graeter’s is known for making small batches of handcraft ice cream and gelato, just two gallons at a time. One of the popular flavors is Black Raspberry Chip with big chocolate chunks. Most of the ice cream is made out of Louisville and then transported to locations.
The new location will be open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with extended hours until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m. Carmel location is planned to open in late August/early September.