Graeter's adds a location in Carmel's City Center

Hey Carmel, are you ready for some ice cream made famous in Cincinnati?

Graeter’s Ice cream has signed a lease for its third Indianapolis area retail location — to be opening soon at The Nash at Carmel City Center.

The popular ice cream store is set to open in late August or early September and will have a highly visible corner location on Range Line Road on the base floor of the Nash, which is quickly filling up with residents in its 31 apartments.

The famous ice cream company that started in Cincinnati 145 years ago and has grown to national fame is now making its way to Carmel. The new location will be operated by Graeter’s only franchise out of Louisville, KY. Brothers Jim and Jay Tedesco currently operate 11 locations between Louisville and Lexington Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and here in Indianapolis.

“My brother and I started Graeter’s in Louisville 17 years ago and are excited to open our Carmel store. With the support and acclaim we have received in our Butler/Tarkington (5560 N Illinois Street) and Fishers (8367 Ambleside Court) locations, we know it will be a success here,” says Jim Tedesco, owner of the franchise in Louisville.

“We are thrilled that Graeter’s will be opening this summer in The Nash and offering their handcrafted ice cream to the Carmel community. With the Monon Trail proximate to The Nash, it will be a great stop off of the Monon,” said Melissa Averitt, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Pedcor. 

The store will feature Graeter’s famous handcrafted flavors, like Black Raspberry Chip, and of course include those famous big chocolate chunks that customers always rave about. The ice cream will be made out of Louisville, KY and transported to the location in Indianapolis.

“From the beginning, we have made the ice cream for each of our stores in Louisville, and will continue that for Carmel,” said Jay Tedesco, owner with his brother, Jim. “Our goal is to provide the freshest and highest quality ice cream you can get! We do that by following the recipes set forth by the Graeter family in Cincinnati, OH.”

Carmel store location: The Nash at Carmel City Center, Carmel, IN

918 South Range Line Road Carmel, IN 46032

Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 11am to 10pm,

Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm,

Sunday, Noon to 10pm


About Graeter’s Louisville/Lexington/Indiana: Brothers Jim and Jay Tedesco rolled up their sleeves seventeen years ago to make Graeter’s a household name in Louisville and Southern Indiana and now continue their growth in Lexington, KY and Indianapolis, IN. Today, the franchise has grown to eleven stores and several wholesale accounts throughout Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana.  Still, every lick and spoonful of ice cream is made in Louisville, just 2 gallons at a time, following the recipes concocted by the Graeter family in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Graeter’s: Graeter’s ice cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using a small batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies.  The Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2 gallons at a time.  Visit for more information.

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 31 one, two and three bedroom apartments on the second and third floors and 8,000 square feet of commercial space at street level. The Art of Home & Kitchen, a home lifestyle retailer, which occupies over 4,000 square feet is planning to open in June in The Nash.

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 Gallery, Bath Junkie, Bike Line, Blue Bar, Brides of Carmel, Carmel Tailoring & Alterations, CenterBridge Partners, L.P., Century 21 Rasmussen, CLOTH Boutique, Christopher Scott Homes, Daphney Allen Skin Care, divvy, Eggshell Bistro, Guardian Wells, House of Z, Hubbard & Cravens, InCycle, J.Benzal, Matt the Miller’s Tavern, Polleo Systems, Pure Concepts Salon, Silver Door Boutique Spa, The Next Step Fitness, United Fidelity Bank, The Yoga Studio and WestBridge Investments. 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 and are now more than 93 percent leased. The penthouse condominiums are 89 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.

For more information, please visit Carmel City Center online.