After eight seasons at the local farmers market, Sophie Abell is ready to expand the popular Texy Mexy business into a brick-and-mortar building.
Abell said that at every market since Texy Mexy’s inception, market goers have asked where the Texy Mexy business is. Now, Abell has an answer. Texy Mexy will open at 818 Logan St. late next month.
Abell hails from Texas, and she said when she and her husband Gerry moved to Indiana 12 years ago, the concept behind farmers markets was much different.
“When I started going to farmers markets (here), that was a neat concept to me being from Texas because farmers markets in Texas differ,” Abell said. “Texas farmers market are open air in a concrete building where you can buy produce. I loved going to those farmers markets and just had a desire to be a vendor and didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I wanted to be a vendor.”
Texy Mexy started during a Friday night market in Westfield in 2010. When looking for a business, Abell originally eyed Park Street in Westfield and owners of the Rail Epicurean, also on Park Street, helped give advice for her business venture. Instead, Abell opted for Noblesville.
Abell has also taken part in other community events like the Noblesville Parks Dept.’s Salsa for Salsa competition in May, where Texy Mexy earned first place.
“We feel like we are at a perfect location,” Abell said. “We live in Noblesville, so it’s our community.”
Texy Mexy will feature a sit-down restaurant area and take-out menu items. Abell has also applied for a liquor permit.
“For a lot of years, we’ve known and we’ve been told this is our golden egg, and there has not ever been a market or an event that we do that people don’t ask ‘where are you guys located?’” Abell said. “They tell us, ‘You guys need to open up a restaurant.’”