Hy-Vee planning Fishers store on northeast side

Hy-Vee plans to build a grocery store on the Northeast Side of Fishers.

The Iowa-based chain applied for a permit to move to a vacant site at 136th Street and Olio Road at the Saxony development in a growing residential area where residents have long complained they need a grocery.

“That area is growing like crazy and this is definitely needed there,” said Fishers City Councilor David Giffel. “It’s a great location for them, close to Interstate.”

The plan is under review by the city’s economic development department and no timetable for construction was available. It would be next to the Towns of Avalon North, a 120-townhouse subdivision, and less than 2 miles from a Kroger, at 116th Street and Olio Road.

Kroger has another store at 116th Street and Cumberland Road and an Aldi grocer is nearby. In 2017, a Marsh at 116th Street and Brooks School Road closed and that site remains vacant.

In January, Hy-Vee announced it planned to build a 150,000-square-foot store in Zionsville at the southwest corner of Whitestown Parkway and South 700 East. The company announced last year it was preparing a major expansion to open stores in four new states, including Indiana, by 2023.

Hy-Vee spokeswoman Tina Potthoff said the Fishers area "caught our eye" because of its "high traffic" but cautioned that the plans were in the early stages and still needed several city approvals.

"The location is good and the community is fantastic so we are optimistic," she said.

Potthoff said most stores are between 100,000 and 150,000 square feet and all include pharmacies. The larger stores carry clothes and shoes.

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This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Hy-Vee announces plans for Fishers Indiana store along Olio Road