The 16 Tech Innovation District has unveiled the first chefs and retailers for The AMP, a new artisan marketplace in the $500 million innovation district on the near northwest side of Indianapolis. The European-style market will offer local food, drink, retail and entertainment.
16 Tech says seven new concepts will debut in the market.
“We’re thrilled to welcome these innovative operators to the AMP,” said Chef Craig Baker, AMP project lead and local chef and restaurateur. “These concepts are in line with our vision to create a community centric, dynamic and energetic destination for Indy.”
The concepts include:
- 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 the finest specialty coffees from around the world and providing visitors with an awesome and educational experience
- PB&J Factory: A sandwich shop and cereal bar injecting the fun into food with modern nostalgia, operated by co-founder of Code Black Indy
- Waterway Fish Market: A fish market serving only the finest, freshest fish and seafood available; 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
The 40,000-square-foot AMP will be home to more than 20 vendors. The 16 Tech Innovation District is also home to Taste Café, which is expected to open in Innovation Building 1 later this year.
The AMP was featured on a special edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick from 16 Tech last year, which you can watch below: