The E'laan is right in the vibrant heart of downtown Indianapolis, IN – one of the fastest growing, unique, and diverse cities in the country. Located on the corner of Market and East Street, residents are only minutes away from some of the city's most dynamic neighborhoods.
Market East represents new growth in the city, being established April 16, 2014. The boundaries that shape this developing district are: Delaware street to the west, New York Street to the north, East Street to the east, and rail road tracks form the southern border. Market East encourages healthy living and relaxation with green space as well as activity with dedicated public-access space. This district is also conveniently connected to the downtown itself. Perhaps Market East's best-known landmark is the historic City Market. When you visit the City Market, take a leisurely stroll through the renovated market, while sipping wine from a local vineyard or a craft beer from a nearby Indiana brewery. You can also find unique gifts, meet friends for lunch, and treat your inner foodie to some new cuisine. Market East offers a little something for everyone.
Mass Ave. is Indy's rich Arts & Theater district with the culture – and cuisine – to match. The mood on Mass Ave. is relaxed, friendly, and calls to the free spirit within everyone. A total of five different performing arts theater groups call Mass Ave. home, contributing their own flair to the scene. Art galleries are also plentiful, making the district a must-see for artists and art connoisseurs alike. Perhaps best known locally for excellent restaurants, Mass Ave. features many different independently-owned eateries – so whether you're craving a gourmet burger or a fine dining experience, you're in luck. The period architecture and historic feel is only amplified by the collection of independently-owned specialty stores gracing the street. You can buy gourmet treats for your four-legged friends, enjoy a meal, and appreciate the permanent and rotating outdoor art displays along the Avenue. Mass Avenue offers an experience rich in culture and enjoyment for the discerning visitor.
You'll enjoy an eclectic neighborhood that is part of a big city yet maintains its own identity. Linked to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Fountain Square also sports plentiful bike lanes – making it ideal for the urban bike enthusiast or commuter. Restaurants abound, including some of the best Greek & Mediterranean in the city, as well as perennial favorites like huge tenderloins and hand-dipped milk shakes. Looking for a fun Friday night? Fountain Square boasts an epic bowling alley that dates from the late 1920s! If a sedate Saturday is more your speed, shoppers can enjoy inviting antique stores, music stores, or specialty stores for the hobby gardener and more. The town square architecture and verdigris fountain add a touch of history to your travels through this distinguished district.
The E'laan is moments away from quaint shops and current hot spots. Grab groceries at Whole Foods Market, Needler's Fresh Market, and the Original Indianapolis Farmer's Market. You can also put your dollars to work supporting local businesses like nearby Fusek's True Value Hardware, and countless other wineries, restaurants, and breweries. Use the feature below to map out your ideal weekend in the circle city!
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- 3 Days in Paris
- Cafe Olivia
- CATH, Inc. Coffee and Tea House
- Circle City Soups
- Circle City Sweets
Completely Nuts and Candy Co.
Grecian Garden and Market
Mambo's Cheese Steak Grill
Maxine's Chicken and Waffles