Hamilton County is one of the fastest growing counties in Indiana, based on Census Bureau data. With that population growth comes a crop of new businesses and restaurants opening up shop in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and beyond. We sat down with five local business owners to see why they chose to place their business roots in Hamilton County.
Rail Restaurant & Bar
Cone + Crumb
“We live in Westfield. I met my wife Melanie here, and there was nothing like it at the time. We took the risk to bring new business to the town with both Rail Restaurant & Bar and Cone + Crumb. The people in Westfield are ready for something new and different.
Locals are so fiercely loyal to independent restaurants that it made perfect sense. Cone + Crumb hasn’t been open for even two weeks and we already have people coming in for their fourth, fifth, and sixth times!
We love Westfield and wouldn’t go anywhere else."
Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen
“I’d been looking for a location for a tearoom for over two years. I am so glad I waited. I had lived in Carmel for the first year when I moved here with my husband from the UK, but never thought I could possibly afford Carmel.
I love the Arts District as it is so European as you can walk from place to place so easily. It was very remnant of home back in England. Then I looked at a picture of the property and it was a period property – how perfect for my traditional style tearoom.
I remember being so excited as I looked around, it took all my self-control NOT to say “YES! I’ll take it”. We signed the contract in July 2014 and its been such a brilliant five years.”
Indie Coffee Roasters
“All four of our owners are Hamilton County residents and we saw a huge opportunity to bring locally roasted, freshly made coffee to Carmel. We love how focused the Arts & Design District is on community, art and local business and we knew we wanted to be a part of that. The walkability of this community gets people in the door, but the genuine care of our staff and the delicious coffee brings people back. Indie Coffee Roasters doggedly believes that everyone deserves great coffee to be shared among friends, and Hamilton County is the perfect place for that to happen.”
Four Day Ray Brewing
“I’ve lived in Hamilton County since 1982. My business partners and I wanted to provide Hamilton County with a good destination experience. People want good beer and good food. We strive to create a community environment at Four Day Ray, but we also want to be a strong partner with the City of Fishers and support the city as a whole. Fishers has a vision to create a sense of place and be a world-class municipal area and great place to live. Our brewery is family-friendly and we want to include everyone."
"The decision to create Field Brewing in Westfield was an easy one. Our community is rich with great people who encourage, support, and consider neighbors their family. We wanted to create a space where we can foster meaningful relationships and share wholesome food and drink as a community.”