INDIANAPOLIS — The site of a former Marsh supermarket in Broad Ripple that has sat vacant for more than two years will be the site of a new campus for Trader's Point Christian Church.
Trader's Point Christian Church purchased the old Marsh building on December 26, 2019 for $7,600,000, according to the Indiana Property Record Card for the building.
The Traders Point Midtown Campus, led by Campus Pastor Kyle Riley, will launch on Sunday, January 19 in a temporary location at Glendale Seventh-Day Adventist in Broad Ripple. The campus' permanent location will be the former Marsh store at 2350 Broad Ripple Avenue.
According to a press release issued Friday, the church plans to begin redevelopment of the 57,000 square-foot store on March 1. The plans include a 800-seat auditorium and space for 'Traders Point Kids' and 'Traders Point Students.' The plans also include development of a portion of the building for community outreach and the church's program to support and serve foster children in the state of Indiana.
Remodeling and construction of the new Traders Point Midtown campus is expected to be completed sometime in 2021.
The church will also launch a second new campus — Traders Point Northeast — on February 23 in a temporary location at Fall Creek Intermediate School in Fishers. Plans and efforts to identify a permanent location for that campus are still underway.
“Our desire as a church is to bless the city of Indianapolis, including Midtown and Northeast Indy. Regardless of who attends any of our campuses around Indy, we want the city to feel that Traders Point has brought help and hope,” said Aaron Brockett, lead pastor of Traders Point Christian Church.
The church says it chose the two new campus locations based on the number of people who were traveling more than 20 minutes to attend church.
"Placing campuses around Indianapolis, near where people work and live, helps people get connected to a church and enables them to invite others who are far from God," the church said in their release.
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