Moe’s Southwest Grill, Sherwin-Williams among retail coming to Michigan Road

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The Shoppes at Bennett Farm includes a $3 million building that is expected to house Moe’s South- west Grill, Sherwin-Williams and other tenants. (Submitted photo)

By Heather Lusk

Two new tenants are coming to Michigan Road.

Moe’s Southwest Grill and Sherwin-Williams will be two of the tenants in a new building at the corner of U.S. 421 and Bennett Parkway. The retail building will be on the property in front of the apartment complex The Domain at Bennett Farms.

While The Domain lies in Zionsville, the new retail building, The Shoppes at Bennett Farm, will be entirely in Carmel.

The $3 million building is being developed by Carmel-based JDF Development LLC, co-owned and managed by Tim Jordan and Joe Farr.

After some changes to the plan following a Special Studies meeting, it will come before the Carmel Plan Commission again on Jan. 17. The first proposal was presented to the Plan Commission on Dec. 20.

The proposed one-story, 9,500-square-foot building has 2,800 square feet that is not rented, according to Farr. That space could be rented to one or two tenants.

The developers are looking for “somebody who’s willing to pay the rent, has credit and adds value to our center,” according to Jordan.

Moe’s Southwest Grill will occupy 2,700 square feet. There are currently five locations throughout the Indianapolis area.

Sherwin-Williams, which will occupy 4,000 square feet, has locations in the Carmel and Zionsville area.

“We are finding great demand in Carmel and Zionsville and felt we needed additional retail outlets to properly serve this growing market,” said Jeff Light, director of real estate for Sherwin-Williams.

Construction for The Shoppes at Bennett Farm is planned for the spring by Plainfield company L.D. Huff.