By Maria Cook
Moe’s Southwest Grill and Eat the Frog Fitness are the first confirmed tenants for a new 11,000-square-foot retail center under construction at 1424 W. Carmel Dr., a site that was once part of the Meijer parking lot.
Michigan-based developer Alrig USA recently began construction on the site, which will be near the Meijer garden center.
Alrig USA owns more than 50 retail developments in the United States, including several in Indianapolis. The company also is working on new developments in Fishers and Avon. The Fishers and Avon sites are being redeveloped in former Jack In The Box buildings, but the Carmel development is being built from the ground up.
Alrig USA Managing Director Gabe Schuchman said the company is excited to expand into Carmel for the first time.
“Carmel is a phenomenal community, (with) great people and wonderful local government that is easy to work with,” Schuchman said. “I hope to do more projects over there. When Meijer presented us this opportunity, we were so excited to do a project out there.”
In addition to the announced tenants, Schuchman said many other businesses are applying to occupy the one remaining space.
“We have a lot of businesses that want to open there,” Schuchman said. “The response has been overwhelming.”
Schuchman said because construction on the Carmel development has only recently begun, an opening date has not been set. Learn more by following Alrig USA on social media or visiting AlrigUSA.com.