Books & Brews

Carmel, IN –  Books & Brews is slated to open their new location at Carmel City Center at 61 W. City Center Dr., along Wedgwood Way. It is set to open in the fall of 2017.
Books & Brews currently has three locations, a brewpub in Indianapolis and taprooms in Zionsville and Brownsburg. It has built quite a following over the past 4 years. A community favorite, it has something for everyone. Built on the idea of a local gathering spot, it is a family-friendly place to work, play, read, or just grab a beer from the bar. The new taproom offers a full menu, including beer cheese dip made fresh daily from the beer of the day, a generous selection of sandwiches and grilled flatbreads, along with a full array of artisan grilled cheese sandwiches and several house and rotating guest craft beers on tap. They also offer trivia nights, bingo, acoustic open mic nights and live music.
Alex and Lori Stanley are the first Books & Brews franchisees, and they are eager to be a part of the Carmel community. “We picked Carmel City Center as our location because the space itself has a perfect layout for our business model and having a patio will be an awesome bonus that we didn't expect to have. On top of that, we like the fact that we are right in the heart of Carmel along the Monon Trail and near The Palladium, the Arts & Design District, The Cat and School of Rock,” said Alex. 
Books & Brews will provide a local family-friendly haven in the heart of Carmel, with kids-eat-free days multiple times per week. Books & Brews plans to be open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Sunday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
“We are really looking forward to having Books & Brews join us at Carmel City Center. I think they will appeal to a broad demographic of people and we are excited to draw some new customers with them as they grow. With Alex and Lori’s enthusiasm for this concept, I’m certain that Books & Brews will generate a devoted following and be a destination for many,” said Melissa Averitt, senior vice president at Pedcor Companies.
Books & Brews will be located along City Center Drive at 61 W. City Center Drive. Surface parking is available on plaza level (accessible from City Center Drive) and in the underground garage (accessible from Range Line Road as well as City Center Drive).
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About Books & Brews Carmel
Books & Brews is a locally-owned brewpub and used bookstore. It is a gathering place to eat, read, listen to music, drink a beer or two or play a game. They serve house-brewed and guest craft beers. They have a loyalty program called the Mug Club and also offer sponsorship opportunities. They also donate 10% of all book sales to Indy Reads, an organization promoting adult and family literacy. Alex and Lori Stanley are the first franchisees of the Books & Brews taproom concept. Alex discovered Books & Brews on a brewery tour with The BrewsLine, and hasn’t looked back since.
About Carmel City Center
Carmel City Center is a one million square foot, $300 million, mixed-use development located in the heart of Carmel, Indiana. A destination like no other in central Indiana, the project offers the appeal of a neighborhood and the vibrancy of a downtown. Carmel City Center features luxurious residences, specialty retail and restaurants and premier office space. Phase One includes 62,427 square feet of commercial space.
The following restaurants, retailers and offices are currently open in Carmel City Center: 14 Districts Weekend, Addendum, Bath Junkie, beauty + grace, Bike Line, Blue Bar, Carmel Tailoring & Fine Clothier, CenterBridge Partners, L.P., Century 21 Rasmussen, Christopher Scott Homes, divvy, Eggshell Bistro, Fishman Fine Jewelers, Guardian Wells, Harrison & Moberly, LLP, House of Z, Hubbard & Cravens, InCycle, IndyFit, J.Benzal Menswear, Leena’s Bridal & Formal, Matt the Miller’s Tavern, Matt’s Wine Bar, Megan Danielle Skincare, Polleo Systems, Pure Concepts Salon, Silver Door Boutique Spa, Stratice Healthcare, United Fidelity Bank, Uplift Intimate Apparel and The Yoga Studio. Pedcor is also in various stages of lease negotiations with other restaurant, retail and service concepts.
The apartment units in the Residences of Carmel City Center opened in summer 2010. The penthouse condominiums are 93 percent committed. Law firm Drewry Simmons Vornehm occupies 16,500 square feet of office space in Carmel City Center. Future phases of Carmel City Center include additional residential and commercial space as well as a boutique hotel.
Carmel City Center is the location for The Center for the Performing Arts, which includes a 1,600 seat world-class concert hall named “The Palladium,” a 500-seat theater named “The Tarkington” and a 200-seat black box theater. The Center Green in Carmel City Center is also the home of the Carmel Farmers Market. This pedestrian-based master plan development is located at the southwest corner of Range Line Road and City Center Drive (126th Street). The Monon Greenway runs directly through the project. Carmel City Center was developed as a public/private partnership between the City of Carmel, Pedcor City Center Development Company and numerous developers.
About The Nash
The Nash, a three-story, $10 million mixed-use building, is just south of Phase I of City Center on the west side of Range Line Road. It contains 30 one, two and three bedroom apartments on the second and third floors and 8,000 square feet of commercial space at street level. 
Graeter’s Ice Cream, Endeavor Boutique and SEP Product Design Studio are open. Pedcor is in various stages of lease negotiations with other restaurant, retail and service concepts as well.
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