Just Around the Corner

The old Gardener’s Market at the corner of Westfield Boulevard and 75th Street has packed up its Adirondacks and old-fashioned porch chairs for a move to Broad Ripple. But the transition of this local shop has provided local mother-daughter duo Laura and Olivia Huntley the opportunity they have been awaiting quite some time. “Our dream was to have a storefront, but we’re not city girls,” says Laura. When she and her 15-year-old daughter saw a “store closing” banner across the building formerly known to locals as the Gardner’s Market, they began organizing years worth of ideas into something that is quickly becoming a reality. The store will feature an old-time general store concept inspired by the 1930s and ’40s.

While the space undergoes the necessary renovations (the target opening date is late summer or early fall), Laura and Olivia have organized an outdoor market that takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the store’s parking lot.

The market features a rotation of local vendors with some newfound favorites that are not to be missed. Last Saturday’s market included local pie company, Indy’s Upper Crust, whose fresh strawberry pie won raves. (Stay tuned for the Stout Mousse Pie they’re tinkering with for a brewpub at 54th Street and College Avenue that’s set to open next month.) The pies will be back this weekend, accompanied by Syd & Harper Recycled Style, Three Dog Bakery, BRICS, gelato from Zingerman’s Creamery, and fresh produce from local growers.

The store’s official name is currently getting the “okay” from an attorney, but those who stop by refer to it as simply “The Corner Store.”