The new store will be located on 38th Street and Sheridan (near Arlington), right next to the new manufacturing facility. The store will be a full-service supermarket with over 14,000 square feet of space planned.
Currently, there is no supermarket for miles in each direction and more area residents are on foot than motorized transportation. To help make grocery items accessible to all residents, the market will accept most governmental food assistance programs (like WIC, SNAP, etc.), as well as local programs, like Fresh Bucks Indy, etc.
Cook Medical will build the store and IMPACT Central Indiana will invest money to provide capital and inventory, as well as other local partners. The supermarket will be operated by neighborhood residents Michael McFarland and Marckus Williams, with the long-term goal for them to own 100% of the store operation and real estate using a rent-to-own model. The store will be designed to allow the owners to partner with local community food groups as they choose.
Groundbreaking—October 20th, 2021
Construction begins—March/April 2022
Website launch—June 2023
Soft Opening—August 30th, 2023
Grand Opening—October 4th, 2023
The following subcontractors have been awarded this project and have construction job opportunities available.