The Old Northside of Indianapolis used to be one of the most fashionable places to live in Indianapolis during the time surrounding the American Civil War. After a slow decline during the 1950s and
Clay Terrace Mall
Indianapolis-area residents have plenty of shopping destinations across the city, including Circle Centre and The Fashion Mall at Keystone, but nothing compares to Clay Terrace Mall in Carmel, Indiana. It holds the distinction as the Northside’s first open-air mall. Open since 2004, Clay Terrace is owned by Simon Property Group, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has locations across the United States.
Apparel and Accessories Stores
Clay Terrace has a number of nationally-branded apparel stores including American Eagle Outfitters, Old Navy, Justice and Eddie Bauer. Clay Terrace visitors can go to stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Finish Line for athletic apparel. Business attire is available at Jos. A. Bank, while tuxes can be rented at Clay Terrace’s Men’s Wearhouse location. Clothing accessories can be found at stores like Claire’s and Sunglass Hut.
A number of stores in Clay Terrace offer products other than clothing and accessories. Party City offers party supplies for holidays and birthday parties. DSW, Designer Shoe Warehouse, is known in particular for its large shoe selection. Moochie & Co. is a particularly interesting store in Clay Terrace. It sells anything from custom collars to treats for cats and dogs. Candles and other fragrances can be found at stores such as Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works. Gamestop is the best place in Clay Terrace to find video games.
Clay Terrace hosts more than stores. Visitors will find that it has plenty of options for dining. Clay Terrace visitors craving a good burger can visit Ted’s Montana Grill and try its famous bison burger. Red Robin offers a more traditional American dining experience. Tony Sacco’s offers coal-fired pizzas, cooked at 900 degrees for three minutes. Café Patachou, a famous brand in the Indianapolis area, has a restaurant in Clay Terrace as well. It is particularly famous for its sandwiches, soups, salads and coffee. Mitchell’s Fish Market provides an upscale dining experience with menu items from scallops to sea bass. Qdoba and Jimmy John’s offer visitors fast-dining options. Cold Stone is a great place for a mid-day ice cream treat.
Location and Hours
Clay Terrace is located near Carmel and Westfield near the intersection of 146th Street and US31. It takes between 15 and 20 minutes to drive to Clay Terrace from Zionsville or Fishers. Visitors from areas outside of Carmel should travel to Clay Terrace via 146th Street because the large construction project on US31 has made the mall a little less accessible than normal. Clay Terrace is open between 10am and 9pm Monday to Saturday. It opens at noon and closes 6pm on Sundays.