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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Indianapolis

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Indianapolis, IN. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Indianapolis's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Indianapolis. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Indianapolis, IN. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Indianapolis,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Indianapolis, IN, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Indianapolis, IN.

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Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

4.

They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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Racers Soccer Travels to Indianapolis for Battle with IUPUI

After taking some positive strides last time out against UT Martin, Murray State (0-4-1) women's soccer travels to Indianapolis, Indiana for a Thursday matchup at 7 p.m. with IUPUI. Morgan Bodker is the leading goal scorer for the Racers as the sophomore defender converted from the penalty spot in MSU's last game. Bodker now has four career goals and five career assists.Junior forward ...

After taking some positive strides last time out against UT Martin, Murray State (0-4-1) women's soccer travels to Indianapolis, Indiana for a Thursday matchup at 7 p.m. with IUPUI. Morgan Bodker is the leading goal scorer for the Racers as the sophomore defender converted from the penalty spot in MSU's last game. Bodker now has four career goals and five career assists.

Junior forward Chloe Barnthouse scored her first goal of the season in the 87th minute against UT Martin on Mary Hardy's first career assist. Defender Audrey Henry also picked up her first assist of the season in the matchup.

Murray State and IUPUI have faced off 10 times with MSU leading the series 5-4-1. The Racers took the last matchup between the two sides 3-0 at home on August 24, 2018.

Scouting Report The Jaguars enter the contest at 2-0-3 after an 0-0 draw with Belmont the last time out.

Maya Lacognato is the leading goal scorer for IUPUI with two in five games this season. Ashton Kudio has handled primary goalkeeping duties while collecting 16 saves in 390 minutes on the pitch.

Coverage of the contest can be streamed on ESPN+ and live stats can be found on GoRacers.com.

Jordan Smith Concert - CFSB Center Murray State Athletics and the CFSB Center are proud to announce that The Voice Winner and Kentucky Native, Jordan Smith, will bring his talents to the CFSB Center on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The concert is being organized by KentuckyCare as part of their Hope, Healing, & Restore Concert Series. Smith is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Harlan, Kentucky. Smith began singing in his church choir and continued through his college education at Lee University. Tickets start at $20 and are available on TicketMaster.com.

2022 Hall of Fame Dinner & Program The annual Hall of Fame dinner is on the night of Nov. 11 at the CFSB Center. The 2022 class will also be recognized Nov. 12 at the Racer football game against Robert Morris (1 p.m. kick off) and a men's basketball game against a yet to be determined opponent. Hall of Fame dinner tickets may be purchased through the MSU ticket office online at GoRacers.com.

About Murray State Athletics Located in Murray, Kentucky, the athletics department of Murray State University is a NCAA Division I member and plays in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Racers have 15 programs including men's teams for baseball, basketball, cross country, football and golf and women's teams for basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball, as well as a mixed gender rifle team. The Racers became members of the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2022. The Racers will become a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023. The MSU rifle program competes in the Ohio Valley Conference.

About Murray State University Since 1922, Murray State University has provided a collaborative, opportunity-rich living and learning community that fosters personal growth and professional success through a high-quality college experience. Students receive support from inspiring faculty and staff and will join a distinctive campus community — the Racer Family. With nearly 10,000 students, Murray State prepares the next generation of leaders to join more than 80,000 successful alumni who make a difference in their community, across the country and around the world. We are Racers. The University’s main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky, and includes five regional campuses in Ft. Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

Indianapolis-area home prices fall 0.2% in August, with houses for sale in high demand

A typical Marion County home listed for $259,450 in August, down 0.2% from the previous month's $259,999, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows.The median list home price in August was up about 8.2% from August 2021. Marion County's median home was 1,915 square feet for a listed price of $136 per square foot.The Marion County market was busy, with a median 36 days on market. A month earlier,...

A typical Marion County home listed for $259,450 in August, down 0.2% from the previous month's $259,999, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows.

The median list home price in August was up about 8.2% from August 2021. Marion County's median home was 1,915 square feet for a listed price of $136 per square foot.

The Marion County market was busy, with a median 36 days on market. A month earlier, homes had a median 33 days on market. The market added 1,416 new home listings in August, compared with the 1,600 added in August 2021. The market ended the month with some 1,618 listings of homes for sale.

The median home prices issued by Realtor.com may exclude much, or even most, of a market's homes. The price and volume represent only homes that are single-family homes, condominiums or townhomes. They include existing homes, but exclude most new construction as well as pending and contingent sales.

More:Your summer guide to the Indiana housing market: Real estate will be as hot as the weather

Information on your local housing market is available through the USA TODAY Network, with more data from Realtor.com.

What were Indianapolis-area home prices in August? Here's a county-by-county breakdown

Across metro Indianapolis, median home prices fell to $312,500, down 3.9% from a month earlier. The median home had 2,132 square feet, at a list price of $145 per square foot.

Across all of Indiana, median home prices were $275,000, falling 1.1% from a month earlier. The median Indiana home for sale had 1,935 square feet at list price of $137 per square foot.

Across the United States, median home prices were $435,050, down 3.1% from a month earlier. The median American home for sale had 1,890 square feet, listed at $222 per square foot.

The median home list price — the midway point of all the houses or units listed over a period of time — is used more often in this report instead of the average home list price because experts say the median offers a more accurate view of what's happening in a market. In finding the average price, all prices of homes listed are added and then divided by the number of homes sold. This measure can be skewed by one low or high price.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from the Realtor.com residential listings database. The story was written by Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman.

2022 Indiana Football Digest Insider - Week Three

HOT OFF THE PRESSIndianapolis Cardinal Ritter canceled last Friday's contest against Brebeuf Jesuit because of a lack of players for the Raiders.Louisville Trinity snapped Center Grove's 30-game winning streak with a 29-28 double-overtime win over the Trojans.Cloverdale ended its 22-game losing streak with a 29-27 decision over Brown County.Scott Buening of Southridge picked up career win No. 100 with the Raiders' 49-0 blanking of North Posey.Penn recently named its new locker room facility...

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter canceled last Friday's contest against Brebeuf Jesuit because of a lack of players for the Raiders.

Louisville Trinity snapped Center Grove's 30-game winning streak with a 29-28 double-overtime win over the Trojans.

Cloverdale ended its 22-game losing streak with a 29-27 decision over Brown County.

Scott Buening of Southridge picked up career win No. 100 with the Raiders' 49-0 blanking of North Posey.

Penn recently named its new locker room facility the "Chris Geesman Athletic Center".

John Glenn is 3-0 for the first time since 1990.

Connersville is 3-0 for the first time since 1991.

Edinburgh is 3-0 for the first time since 1993.

Riverton Parke is 3-0 for the first time since 2002.

South Dearborn is 3-o for the first time since 2004.

Madison-Grant is 3-0 for the first time since 2007.

Tecumseh is 3-0 for the first time since 2008.

Clinton Prairie and River Forest are 3-0 for the first time since 2010.

LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS

South Bend Clay has dropped 21 consecutive games.

Elwood, Southern Wells, and Southport have lost 15 games in a row.

Corydon Central and Plymouth have dropped 14 straight contests.

Cambridge City Lincoln and Wes-Del have suffered 13 consecutive losses.

Washington has lost 12 games in a row.

Attica has dropped 11 straight contests.

Fort Wayne South has a 10-game losing streak.

Hammond Bishop Noll and Muncie Central have endured nine consecutive losses.

Clinton Central, Crawford County, Eastern Greene, Fountain Central, LaPorte, Mitchell, Pike Central, Shelbyville, and Whitko have lost eight straight games.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS

West Lafayette 20, Indianapolis Roncalli 18, Indianapolis Lutheran 15, Linton-Stockton 14, Tippecanoe Valley 12, Carroll (Fort Wayne) 11, Adams Central 10, Hanover Central 9, Norwell 9.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES

South Bend Clay 19, Taylor 16, Washington 14, Elwood 13, Southern Wells 13, Southport 13, Cambridge City Lincoln 12, Corydon Central 12, Plymouth 12, Attica 9, Fort Wayne South 9, Hammond Bishop Noll 8, Muncie Central 8.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS

East Central has won 47 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

Indianapolis Lutheran has won 25 consecutive Indiana Crossroads Conference games.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS

Benton Central has lost 43 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

Caston has lost 40 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

South Bend Clay has suffered 36 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.

Crawford County has lost 30 straight Patoka Lake Conference contests.

Shelbyville has a 23-game Hoosier Heritage Conference losing streak.

Pike Central has lost 21 straight Pocket Conference games.

WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES

Larry "Bud" Wright (Sheridan) 438, Russ Radtke (Knox) 381, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 351, John Hart (Brownsburg) 319, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 302, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 287, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 274, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 250, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 240, Kevin O'Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 239, Mark Bless (Avon) 239, Bart Curtis (Warsaw) 235, Craig Buzea (Crown Point) 221, Ott Hurrle (Indianapolis Scecina) 220, Grant Zgunda (Jay County) 209, Tim Able (Triton Central) 207, Sherwood Haydock (Fort Wayne Wayne) 202

CLOSING IN ON 200

Kirk Kennedy (Kankakee Valley) 194, Cory Yeoman (Penn) 193, Dave Pasch (Indianapolis Lutheran) 191, Herb King (Fountain Central) 189, Chris Meeks (Rensselaer Central) 183, Darrin Fisher (Whiteland) 182

CLOSING IN ON 100

Chris Coll (Franklin) 99, Ryan Langferman (Milan) 98, Brandon Baker (Northfield) 98, Shane Fry (West Lafayette) 97, Brian Oliver (Linton-Stockton) 94, Doug Dinan (Carroll Fort Wayne) 93, Scott Bless (Bloomington North) 93, Mike Wilhelm (Yorktown) 93, Brian Woodard (Plainfield) 92

Fall apple picking: Where to find orchards around Indianapolis

The crisp, autumn air will soon be upon us. That means apples, Indianapolis.There are plenty of orchards in and around the Circle City where lovers of Gala, McIntosh, Jonagold and various apple types can stock up with bags or snag one right off a locally grown tree.And fun doesn’t stop at apple picking, some locations have entertainment to celebrate the season in addition to treats like cider and donuts.Fall fun in Indianapolis:...

The crisp, autumn air will soon be upon us. That means apples, Indianapolis.

There are plenty of orchards in and around the Circle City where lovers of Gala, McIntosh, Jonagold and various apple types can stock up with bags or snag one right off a locally grown tree.

And fun doesn’t stop at apple picking, some locations have entertainment to celebrate the season in addition to treats like cider and donuts.

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Here are eight spots to pick up a favorite fall fruit.

Waterman's Family Farm

Address: 7010 E. Raymond St., Indianapolis.

Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Raymond Street Fall Festival runs Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. Hours will be changed in October.

Other activities: Hayrides, walk through a corn field, a playground and farm animals.

More information: Call 317-356-6995 or visit watermansfamilyfarm.com.

Beasley's Orchard

Address: 2304 E. Main St., Danville.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Heartland Apple Festival runs Oct. 1-2 and 8-9.

Other activities: The orchard features a corn maze, hayrides, apple cannons and other entertainment. Fall events begin Sept. 17.

More information: Call 317-745-4876 or visit beasleys-orchard.com.

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Tuttles Orchard

Address: 5717 N. County Road 300 W., Greenfield.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday.

Other activities: Corn maze, hayrides, wagon rides and farm animals for viewing.

More information: Call 317-326-2278 or visit indianapolisorchard.com.

Pleasant View Orchard

Address: 10721 N. County Road 850 W., Fairland.

Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Other activities: There's a concession stand, wagon to the pumpkin patch and a playground.

More information: Call 317-861-4025 or visit pleasantvieworchardin.com.

Anderson Orchard

Address: 369 E. Greencastle Road, Mooresville.

Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or dusk daily, whichever comes first. The Apple Festival & Craft Fair is Sept. 24-25.

Other activities: There's straw piles, hayrides, a playground and swings for children.

More information: Call 317-831-4181 or visit andersonorchard.com.

Kelsay Farms

Address: 6848 N. County Road 250 E., Whiteland.

Hours: Opens for fall season Sept. 30. Open 6-9 p.m. Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Other activities: There are corn mazes, hayrides and play areas.

More information: Call 317-535-9150 or visit kelsayfarms.com.

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Chandler's Orchard & Country Market

Address: 2849 S. County Road 825 E., Fillmore.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday.

More information: Call 317-539-6255 or visit chandlersfarmmarket.com.

Adrian Orchards

Address: 500 W. Epler Ave., Indianapolis.

Hours:The orchard is now under new ownership and is expected to open for the fall season Oct. 1. The owners will announce hours at a later date.

More information: Visit adrianorchards.com.

Rachel Fradette is a general assignment reporter at IndyStar. Contact her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter at @Rachel_Fradette.

Broad Ripple Avenue segment closed for $8.4M project

The long-anticipated closure of Broad Ripple Avenue began Tuesday, but it's not as disruptive as previously planned.The popular bar destination will get an $8.4 million makeover that includes a full street reconstruction from College Avenue to the Monon Trail...

The long-anticipated closure of Broad Ripple Avenue began Tuesday, but it's not as disruptive as previously planned.

The popular bar destination will get an $8.4 million makeover that includes a full street reconstruction from College Avenue to the Monon Trail crossing near Winthrop Avenue. The project also includes a new 12-foot multi-use path from the Monon to the park near Primrose Avenue.

Only the section from College to Winthrop will require a full road closure, because it involves rebuilding the road with wider sidewalks, new stormwater treatment structures and drains, upgraded curbs, lighting and more greenspace.

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The original plan was to close Broad Ripple Avenue from College to Winthrop avenues for 135 days, or about four and a half months, this fall. Citizens Energy Group began relocating utilities in March.

But since utility relocation took longer than expected, the Department of Public Works is breaking up the closures so that they don't work during the heart of winter, public information officer Lane Wolf said. Construction, and associated closures, will now happen in two smaller phases.

As of Tuesday, the 1-block section of Broad Ripple Avenue from Guillford to Winthrop avenues is closed to vehicle traffic until December. Then in the spring they'll close the section from College to Guillford avenues.

The goal now is to wrap up by next summer.

Universal supply chain issues weren't the only reason for the project's extension. Crews made the "unexpected discovery" of railroad tracks down the center of Broad Ripple Avenue, which had to be removed so Citizens could install a new water main, public affairs manager Laura O’Brien said. Then a few of the new water mains needed multiple rounds of water quality testing to get a passing grade, which also added to the timeline, she said.

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During construction, pedestrians still will be able to access the closed sections on sidewalks. During the first phase, drivers will be able to cross Broad Ripple Avenue via Guilford Avenue, but east-west traffic will be detoured to Kessler Boulevard.

The city worked with the Broad Ripple Village Association to coordinate rideshare pickup zones and food carryout and delivery zones on Guillford and Winthrop avenues south of Broad Ripple Avenue.

All users of the road will have access to Broad Ripple Avenue between the Monon and Primrose Avenue while the 12-foot path is being built.

Contact IndyStar transportation reporter Kayla Dwyer at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @kayla_dwyer17.

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