If you’ve navigated the north side in the past few months, you can’t have missed the fact that 31 has been shut down before it merges with Keystone. Traffic has had to funnel up and down other streets, and it’s caused plenty of heartaches for commuters.
The heartache is considerably worse, however, for businesses fighting to stay open along this closed road. The area from Old Meridian Street to 136th Street hosts plenty of restaurants and stores that have been financially devastated by this necessary evil of a project.
Recognizing the plight of these businesses, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard has issued residents a challenge called the #31Bites. The concept is simple – try to eat and shop along that corridor 31 times during the month of August (an average of once per day). The social media campaign involves residents sharing pictures of themselves eating and shopping along the corridor with the hashtag #31Bites.
If you live near that area, keep your eyes open for deals from these businesses that are eager for your business. Right now, the Stacked Pickle in Carmel is offering to delivering lunch Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to businesses and hospitals nearby with FREE delivery. All they ask is for a minimum of $20 and one check. You can call them at 844-4448 to schedule a lunch for your coworkers at the office.
We’ll continue monitoring the #31Bites challenge and let you know of any other deals, discounts, and freebies involving that area of town.