Home / Indiana / Carmel

Carmel

Joe’s To Go

Joe’s Next Door quickly becoming go-to sandwich shop in Carmel Writer  /  Jane VanOsdol Photographer  /  Amy Payne For the foodie fans of Joe’s Butcher Shop and Fish Market in downtown Carmel, the addition of a to-go sandwich shop was a long-awaited event. Customers had been asking owner Joe Lazzara for an expanded menu of prepared foods and sandwiches to complement the hormone and antibiotic-free products Joe’s is known for. That wish came true when Joe’s Next Door opened its doors on September 1, 2016. Indeed, Joe’s Next Door has garnered lots of attention over the last year. It’s been ...

Read More »

Peace Out

Peace Water Winery donates 50 percent of profits to charities Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer  /  Amy Payne It’s not just another Indiana winery. But, then, the story of owners Scott and Laura Burton is no ordinary story either. Scott, a former attorney, was looking for a change. He needed a break from the demands of the high-pressure corporate law lifestyle. In the short term, after leaving the law firm, Burton made an investment. He invested in a sports facility in Fishers, a 56,000 square-foot sports facility called The Fieldhouse. The business venture was a success, so after a time, ...

Read More »

Industrial Luxury

Ironworks Hotel Indy opens with industrial style, modern amenities Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Amy Payne Amy Isbell-Williams, general manager of Ironworks Hotel Indy on 86th Street near Keystone Avenue, says the newly opened, 100,000-square-foot boutique facility combines a 19th Century industrial aesthetic with an array of modern touches and dining options. Wisconsin-based Hendricks Commercial Properties (HCP) decided to build the hotel after observing the quick rise in popularity of its mixed-use Ironworks at Keystone development, which opened in 2014. “After they developed the apartments next door they found that this is really a great location to invest in,” ...

Read More »

A Perfect Fit

Carmel’s Endeavor Boutique has the latest fashions for any woman Writer & Photographer  /  Allison Yates A bright, open space located at 846 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel’s Endeavor Boutique provides women the latest fashions at an affordable price. The inviting racks of clothes, a trunk of graphic tees and tables of knickknacks sit under charming chandeliers and encouraging messages such as, “smile, you’re beautiful.” The space has a variety of new trends, picked specially by the owner Melissa Butrum. Endeavor’s pieces – ranging from jeans, rompers and dresses to accessories and gifts – bring people from central Indiana and as ...

Read More »

Hello Gorgeous

The Beauty Bar Opens Carmel location, partners with non-profit to pamper cancer patients and survivors Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer/ Amy Payne For seven years, Erin Hunt lived in south Florida where she ran an accounting and marketing business. To unwind, she frequented specialty spas and salons that served alcohol while providing various services. When Hunt and her husband moved to Indiana after having their first baby, she was eager to have a girls’ day out with friends. “We went out for manis and pedis and I asked, ‘Can we have wine?’” recalls Hunt, who considered sneaking it in in ...

Read More »

PumpkinFest 2017 Is Back

Free, fun and filled with family-friendly features October 28 at Carmel Civic Square Kids of all ages are invited to dress up in costume and join the fun at Carmel Civic Square (at the City Hall Gazebo) at the 2017 PumpkinFest presented by the Carmel Arts Council and Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council. The event will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 4-7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This is an event that is fun for the entire family with music, food and hayrides. Kids are encouraged to come in costumes and enjoy picking and decorating a pumpkin from the Kroger ...

Read More »

Double the Trouble, Twice the Luck

Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing We’ve all had bad days, but Carmel resident Gerald Miller may well take the prize for the worst one yet. In fact, all his trouble happened in the span of just a few short hours back in October 1982. Miller, 30 years old at the time, was on active duty in the Navy, stationed as a pharmacist on board the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy. The aircraft carrier was undergoing refitting in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, when he made plans to go visit a friend in Norfolk. He hopped in his Chevy Vega and ...

Read More »

Big Hoffa’s Bold Flavors

Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is a Westfield favorite Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Jamie Sangar Adam Hoffman, owner of Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Westfield, receives great satisfaction serving food people enjoy and keep coming back for. “If complete strangers keep telling me they have been craving something they ate here before and can’t wait to eat it again, that’s a great feeling,” Hoffman says. “After that, they aren’t strangers anymore. They become our friends, and we can’t wait to see them again.” Guests at Big Hoffa’s know Hoffman is meticulous about all his specialties, meals, sides, sandwiches and other ...

Read More »

Business Spotlight: ShelfGenie

Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger I dream of Genie. A genie that first keeps my pantry organized and, next, makes it easy for me to access items in my cabinet stashed way in the back. For my third wish, I’d love a system that gives me a little bonus space for new stuff. Pick up your magic lamp and rub it, because Shelf Genie can grant that wish and more. Shelf Genie offers gliding drawer systems, racks and dividers to give you the most convenient and efficient storage solutions designed to put everything in reach. That means no more having to ...

Read More »

Ghost Tales

Keep an eye out for these Hamilton County ghosts as Halloween draws near Writer / Matt Keating Photographers Amy Payne & Brian Brosmer When it comes to ghost legends, Hamilton County has its fair share of them. To get you in the Halloween spirit, here are some ghost tales to keep you on the lookout for spirited characters.  The Salty Ghost If you are ever at The Salty Cowboy, 55 East Oak Street, Zionsville, enjoying a delicious burrito or some tasty nachos, keep an eye out for Hazel the Ghost. During a previous feature interview about the restaurant, Jason Hughes, ...

Read More »