Fall openings targeted as long-awaited work at CCIC proceeds

Now rebranded as a separate building from the Circle City Industrial Complex, 1011 Mass Ave sits along East 10th Street just east of the interstates.

Two eateries are among eight tenants slated to occupy a portion of the Circle City Industrial Complex now under construction between Massachusetts and Bellefontaine avenues at 10th Street.

The 95,000-square-foot structure – now separated from the bulk of the CCIC by a parking lot – is being rebranded as 1011 Mass Ave. Many of the small businesses will be located along the “Production Line,” an indoor walking and biking path that will connect directly to the Pogue’s Run Trail.

When work on the building is completed, there will be spaces for up to 30 tenants, with tenants set to arrive in phases, the first as early as this coming fall.

Those enterprises, with descriptions provided by Teagen Development, owner of the CCIC, are:

* Daisy Bar – To be operated by the owners of La Margarita in Fountain Square, the eatery is described as a cozy neighborhood spot serving food and drink from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

* Legacy Tokyo – Bringing authentic Japanese food to Indianapolis, Legacy Tokyo’s menu will specialize in rice bowls, ramen, and sushi with both dine-in and carry-out options. 

* Bike People, a community bicycle shop, offering friendly and timely bike repair service, bike sales, parts & accessories, and an inviting space to hang for bike people.

* Flags for Good – A flag company that only makes flags they believe in and, in turn, donates a portion of each sale to relevant world-changing organizations. As an Indy-based company, Flags For Good is proud to steward the original Indianapolis city flag and will have it on display in their new space.

* MVMT House – A fitness studio focused on building community through low impact and fun movement, MVMT House offers Reformer Pilates, Rebounding, TRX and mat-based classes, with truly something for every-body. 

* Salt & Ash Market – This boutique and apothecary specializing in unique gifts, apparel, and self-care goods. All bath and body care products are made in-house in their small batch production facility, and they will soon offer workshops and events alongside their retail offerings. 

* Snapdragon Salon and Art Collective – A full-service hair salon, tattoo studio, and art gallery showing a rotating selection of work.

* Optical retail – Store name forthcoming, this locally-owned shop will offer independent, artistic eyewear and comprehensive eye exams.

This new building will also offer office space, as well as a 4,300-square-foot event center for live performances, corporate events, weddings and more. 

Daisy Bar and La Margarita owner Jon Rangel says they have been looking forward to being in the building for a long time. “There are so many great neighborhoods around it, and they deserve great local options. We just want to add to that,” Rangel said. “Daisy Bar is for our community.

A Teagen spokesperson said negotiations are under way with additional tenants, including a coffee shop, a boutique barber shop, and several office users.

Now separated from the CCIC, the 1011 Mass Ave building is the oldest portion of the complex, dating to the early 1900s. It has required a complete renovation, with Teagen working to preserved and restored sections of the historic architecture, such as the unique sawtooth roof design, while undertaking a total rebuild of the building’s infrastructure, including utilities, roof systems, windows and doors, and many of the exterior walls. 

The larger CCIC totals about 420,000 square feet in space. It has thrived in recent years with over 140 tenants including Centerpoint Brewing and Fowling Warehouse Indy and over 100 artist studios.

While the long-anticipated project faced delays and the pandemic, Teagen Development President Larry Jones said he pleased with the building’s progress. “We know there are plenty of people, especially in our neighborhood, who have been anxious to see 1011 Mass finished and open,” Jones said. “We’re thrilled that that goal is in sight and that we will be able to offer such great local businesses to our community.”