Shopping Area is Evolving

Shopping Area is Evolving

Shopping Area is Evolving

September 22, 2004 - Paraphrased Article from Indianapolis Star

By: Bruce Smith

For many years, the Amish Furniture Mart looked lonely in the large and nearly vacant shopping mall at exit 10 of I-69 east of Noblesville and Fishers.

But day by day, that deserted look is slowly fading from other Deer Creek Shops. And there are times – especially on weekend nights when sales are under way at the new auction business in the center – that the place actually looks busy.

Gradually being transformed, Deer Creek Shops is envisioned as a component – though not a representative example – of the proposed Saxony development of more than $500 million in homes, retailing and corporate office buildings.

Richard L. Arnos, president of Republic, said plans for the center include renovations to help it fit with the high architectural standards for the office retail, town homes and other buildings coming in the rest of Saxony.

“But for now, it is great and affordable space for the businesses who want to get a position that is visible from the interstate and is in the path of the development spreading this way from Fishers and Noblesville, “ he said.