I caught wind of this a few weeks ago, because my friend Jason works for the construction company that will be building the new store: the IndyChannel is reporting that a Crate and Barrel Store will be going into the location of the the recently vacated for new digs TGIFridays restaurant at Keystone at the Crossing. Because that mall (and that tiny little area) isn’t nearly crowded enough as it is.
Crate and Barrel, for the two of you who don’t already get the catalog, is a specialty furniture store along the lines of two others at the Fashion (some say Fascist) Mall, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware, although C&B specializes in contemporary styled items.
Currently the closest C&B store is in Chicago, which Indy natives have been known to trek to on occasion. I prefer going to IKEA myself, but I would caution you to never to that on Labor Day weekend, as the store is so full then that I’m certain it’s a fire hazard. Go on a weekday instead.