I’m excited to announce that two exceptional entrepreneurs have recently relocated their human service businesses in downtown Warsaw. These new businesses will bring much needed services with superb resources to the downtown market. These offices can be found on the second floor of the Town Center Mall (119 E. Center Street) just east of Mad Anthony’s Restaurant.
Mental Health Therapists, Mark and Jennifer Mitchell of Warsaw, Indiana have opened a professional office for their faith-based private practice, Mitchell Counseling & Consulting, LLC. They both received their Master’s degrees in counseling through Grace College’s Graduate School of Counseling. Mark has 14 years of experience providing individual and couples counseling and specializes in family and relational conflict, boundaries, couples and pre-marital, and marriage therapy. Jennifer has 10 years of experience and specializes in assisting people struggling with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, grief/loss, stress management, trauma and attachment issues, phase of life transitions, and marital conflict. If you are interested in contacting Mitchell Counseling & Consulting, LLC for more information or to set up an appointment you can reach the office at (219) 263-8105.
The Balanced Body provides manual structural correction, nutritional testing, personal health program design, corrective exercise, sports performance enhancement, and presentations on related health and performance topics. Aaron Wilson, The Balanced Body founder and a Warsaw native, received his honors degree in Exercise Science from Liberty University. He has adapted a multi-faceted, whole-person approach to health and performance. He has over 20 years experience assisting people restore their health and build fitness naturally. If you are interested in contacting The Balanced Body for more information or to set up an appointment you can reach the office at (619) 277-6881 or check out www.balbod.com.
Construction has begun on the southwest corner of SR 15 and 300 N across from Aspen Dental. Physicians Urgent Care is building a 4,250 square foot building that will house their 6th clinic in Indiana and provide an 800 square foot suite currently earmarked for physical therapy services (see survey graphic below). This project is part of the Escalade Park Subdivision and should further the development in that area. Physicians Urgent Care believes that they will be able to accommodate over 100 patient visits per day with parking capabilities for 25 vehicles at one time.
This clinic represents the best of what they have learned in their 25 years of providing urgent care and occupational health services. It is designed to provide care as efficiently and effectively as possible. Customers will be able to access illness diagnosis and treatment, injury care, minor surgical procedures, immunizations, occupational health, drug and alcohol testing, physical exams, lab testing, x-rays, and select medications. They are one of the largest urgent care operators in the country with more than 20 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Nebraska. Please see the below fact sheet for more information on the Physicians Urgent Care brand.
Inside Indiana Business reports that J.C. Penney will be closing its Warsaw store located in the Marketplace of Warsaw by May of 2014. Click here for the full story.
The Kosciusko Community YMCA has been diligently raising funds for a new facility to be constructed on 37.23 acres of ground located at 1305 Mariners Drive in Warsaw, Indiana. Site preparation work has already commenced and they are hoping to start construction by late December 2013 (pending fundraising). The building should be ready for occupancy by November of 2014.
Although they have done an excellent job utilizing their 33,396 square foot facility on Smith Street it is quite evident that they have outgrown this building due to increased membership. The new building will be approximately 70,000 square feet and will be capable of serving 12,000 members. They have selected a contractor and architect with extensive experience specifically related to YMCA projects. This team is emphasizing the creation of flexible space that will be able to be utilized by multiple programs and can adapt to the local needs throughout the years.
The new facility will be fully accessible and will include an 8,500 square foot health and wellness center, two group exercise studios, teaching kitchen, six-lane lap pool (capable of housing swim meets), warm water/therapy pool, multipurpose rooms, youth/teen center, double gymnasium, adult, family/special needs and youth locker rooms, one mile greenway for biking, running and walking, and some outdoor fields for day camps (see below floor plan).
Mariner’s Drive will be the primary entrance; however there is also a plan for a secondary drive accessing the property from 200 north. According to the City of Warsaw System Plan Map for the Ride-Walk Warsaw-Winona Lake Project a future greenway is planned to go underneath US 30 very near the YMCA property. It is very likely that this greenway could tie into the YMCA greenway to provide access to pedestrian traffic coming from south of US 30.
The YMCA has partnered with Parkview Health to focus on health and wellness at the new location and has received many substantial grants from local foundations. To date the fundraising campaign has been very successful and has secured 12.6 million of the 13.1 million needed to commence construction. If you are interested in investing in the future health and wellness of Kosciusko County please visit their website to donate.
Click the below link to access the Market Study: Insight and Analysis for 2012-2013. This online-interactive document will provide insight into the commercial trends and line of business happenings for the Michiana area. Kosciusko County is featured on pages 24-29.
Pho Café opened for business on July 19th at 346 Enterprise Drive in the 15 Commons strip center. The Pho Café offers Traditional Vietnamese dishes at a reasonable price. Pictures of the menu are provided below.
The Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc. has been based out of Warsaw, Indiana for 52 years (and counting). The organization offers exceptional mental health services to area residents and is continuing to invest in the community by constructing a new executive office building in Warsaw.
Construction is underway at the current Bowen Center Jefferson Annex property just east of the new Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home on East Jefferson Street. The project plan includes adding 15,345 square feet to the existing 8,958 square foot building for a total of 24,303 square feet. The new facility will accommodate their current admin functions (executive, accounting, training, etc) and will allow for continued growth well into the future. All the administrative offices are currently located at 850 North Harrison Street and will be relocated to the new facility. The Harrison Street building will then be utilized entirely for clinical purposes. The land east of Robmar Drive will be utilized entirely for parking at this time. With this added lot they will be able to accommodate approximately 200 parking spots at this location.. The project is estimated to be completed in June of 2014.
If you’ve driven north on SR 15 through Leesburg, Indiana in the past couple of days you may have noticed some major changes on the east side of the road. The Freedom Oil Gas Station has been completely demolished and the old Farmers State Bank is being “dug up” and prepared for a move.
The previous Freedom Oil station was dated and offered few additional products and services other than gasoline. Freedom Oil purchased the old Farmer’s State Bank in December of 2012 and vacated the alley between the two lots with plans of expansion.
The old Farmers State Bank building will be moved to the north side of the lot and will run parallel with Prairie Street. Freedom Oil will utilize this location as their main office and will manage their six convenience stores and gasoline wholesale business from this location. The new convenience store will be located on the southern end of the lot with the canopy and pumps being placed where the bank sits currently. The new 2,800 square foot store will be branded CITGO and house a Noble Roman’s Pizza. The station will offer gasoline, diesel and several additional amenities (propane fuel, ice, money orders, selected groceries, etc) that the previous store did not provide. They plan on having the project completed by October of 2013.
The 13 acres of land west of Meijer across Anchorage Road is subdivided for commercial development. This plat, “Anchorage Pointe” consists of seven lots ranging in size from three acres to just under one. If you have driven by recently you likely noticed that excavation of the property has already begun. They are currently preparing for the installation of the infrastructure for this commercial development. This is scheduled to be completed by late summer.
Goodwill Industries has already purchased a lot within the development and plans to break ground this summer to begin the construction of a new retail store. Their new store will be approximately 20,000 square feet, nearly double the size of the existing store at 11,200 square feet.. The new location will also provide more parking for patrons as this was a primary concern with the old location.
The old Arthur’s Fresh Market building is currently undergoing quite an extensive face lift. The property was recently purchased by Great Lakes Capital and is being renovated for professional/medical offices for the Syracuse community. Complete interior renovations, new facade, fresh landscaping, and sealing and striping of the parking lot are just a few of the improvements that will happen within the next couple of months.
Kosciusko Community Hospital has committed to 11,000 square feet that will be primarily utilized for general practitioner offices. Dr. John K. Kratzer, DO is one of the doctors that will be moving his practice into this facility. These offices are scheduled to be open September of this year.
In addition to the KCH office space there is 10,000 square feet of retail/medical space that is currently available for build to suit. This space is currently listed by Kirk Zuber of Bradley Company for $10.00 NNN per square foot.