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New artisan marketplace coming to downtown Indianapolis boasts several new tenants

The AMP, located inside 16 Tech's HqO, is planned to open in March.
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Posted at 1:49 PM, Jan 19, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — A new artisan marketplace coming to downtown Indianapolis inside the 16 Tech Innovation District boasted new dining options and community-focused concepts on Tuesday.

The European-style market called the "AMP" will offer food, drink, retail, and entertainment in 16 Tech's innovation hub, "HqO." The 40,000 square-foot space will welcome more than 20 different vendors in restaurant stalls and shipping containers that includes an open-air bar, full-service dining, and communal seating.

Seven vendors coming to the AMP are:

  • Frankie’s Pizza Parlor: Authentic New York-style pizza from Indiana ingredients created by the owners of Turchetti’s Salumeria and Turchetti’s Delicatessen
  • Circle City Sweets: An all from scratch French and American shop offering a variety of products from croissants, breads, macarons, cakes and pastries
  • Melon Kitchen: A virtual kitchen concept development program for emerging Black chefs and restaurateurs
  • Tinker Coffee: Specialty coffee roaster focused on roasting specialty coffees from around the world and providing visitors with an educational experience
  • PB&J Factory: A sandwich shop and cereal bar injecting the fun into food with modern nostalgia, operated by the co-founder of Code Black Indy
  • Waterway Fish Market: A fish market serving fresh fish and seafood; its committed to hiring interns from Second Helpings Culinary Job Training Program
  • Black Orchid: A contemporary barbershop offering traditional services such as hot shaves, customized haircuts, and beard trims

“We’re thrilled to welcome these innovative operators to the AMP,” Chef Craig Baker, AMP's project lead and local chef and restaurateur, said. “These concepts are in line with our vision to create a community-centric, dynamic, and energetic destination for Indy.”

In addition to the AMP food hall, HqO will include workspaces managed by 1776 and Machyne. According to 16 Tech, the workspaces will be both "flexible and private."

“HqO will serve as the heartbeat of the 16 Tech Innovation District,” Bob Coy, president and CEO of the 16 Tech Community Corporation, said. “The AMP will offer an opportunity to connect and collaborate in a vibrant central gathering place.”

The AMP and HqO are slated to open in March.

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