Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story transposed Shake Shack’s name. This story has been updated to correct the error.
The Ardmore, a mixed-use development in the heart of downtown, plans to welcome three more food and drink tenants in 2022 that will add to downtown’s culinary and coffeehouse scene.
The Ardmore is located where the southwest corner of Delaware and New York streets meet Massachusetts Avenue, across from The Whit and District Tap. The mixed-use development has more than 120,000 square feet of apartments located above approximately 20,000-square-feet of retail space.
In addition to existing restaurant tenants, the development also has a Spectrum internet retail location and 312 parking spots, including free customer parking accessible from New York Street.
Meghan Demars Kiger, executive vice president of developer Gershman Partners, which also handles retail leasing at the site, said Gershman aimed to bring both new-to-market and local tenants to The Ardmore.
Demars Kiger said the new concepts should capture a range of downtown foot traffic — from people seeking a spot for a business lunch to late-evening dinner dates, neighborhood diners and out-of-area foodies.
“We’re big believers in downtown,” she said. “This specific location is directly in the epicenter of kind of where the central business district meets the Mass Ave corridor.”
Gershman Partners is seeking to fill two more retail vacancies at the site, but here’s what is expected to open in 2022.
Java House Coffee Bar
With three locations in Central Indiana, the locally-owned Java House Coffee Bar is expected to enter the downtown market with the opening of its Ardmore location tentatively in the spring.
Java House specializes in cold brewed coffee, steeping its beans in cold water for 12 or more hours for a richer, smoother taste, according to its website. Customers can order cappuccinos, frappes, americanos, lattes or just a regular coffee.
They also pick from a menu that includes tea, signature drinks, grab-and-go snacks, pastries and hot items such as ham egg bites and sandwiches.
The coffee bar first opened in Carmel’s Clay Terrace in 2019 and has since opened locations in Midtown Carmel and Broad Ripple.
Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Bar
Joining Java House next year is Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Bar.
The Santa Barbara, California-based fine dining cantina has an existing location in the Bridges Shopping Center on Spring Mill Road in Carmel. The local menu features items such as ceviche tostada, enchiladas, tacos and burritos.
The Ardmore location will be the restaurant’s first location in the city of Indianapolis.
“They’re really going to focus on their cocktails here,” Demars Kiger said. “They really want it to be a spot for people to have after-work drinks or kind of more casual business type meetings.”
The restaurant will likely open in the summer, she said.
A fast-casual salad restaurant chain based out of Los Angeles, Sweetgreen Inc. is expanding in the Indianapolis market, opening locations at the Fashion Mall at Keystone and The Ardmore.
The chain’s downtown restaurant also is tentatively set to open in the spring, Demars Kiger said.
“They are looking to do a few locations in the Indianapolis area, this being the only downtown one,” she said. “They are going directly next to Shake Shack.”
Sweetgreen’s menu consists of seasonal salad bowls, made with ingredients such as roasted Brussel sprouts, roasted corn and cauliflower. Sweetgreen has more than 140 restaurants nationwide. The chain made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange in November.