The first Market District store in the state is open in Carmel, along with the new GetGo Cafe + Market. Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle says the stores have hired a total of 600 employees.

Carmel Market District is located at 11505 N. Illinois Street at the corner of 116th and North Illinois Street. The 120,000-square-foot store features gourmet prepared foods, a sweets shop with hand-dipped chocolate treats, an artisan cheese shop, international foods and a bulk food section. The 24-hour GetGo is located across the parking lot from Market District.

Wednesday’s event includes:

-8 a.m. – Ribbon cutting at GetGo Cafe + Market

-9 a.m. – Ribbon cutting at Carmel Market District

-10 a.m. – Media event with Indianapolis native Marc Summers, host of “Unwrapped” and executive producer of “Restaurant: Impossible” on Food Network, and Laura Karet, CEO of Giant Eagle