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12/2/2018 7:36:00 PM
Trampoline park to occupy former Marsh store in Noblesville

Samm Quinn, Indianapolis Business Journal

An indoor trampoline park has plans to move into a former Noblesville grocery store left vacant by Marsh Supermarkets.

Grapevine-based Urban Air Adventure Park is expected to open in the spring at 14450 Mundy Drive, just east of State Road 37 and south of 146th Street.

The entertainment center will occupy 34,000 square feet of the 66,649-square-foot building.

Urban Air, represented by Bailey Nuckols and Bill French of Cushman & Wakefield, plans to lease the space from landlord Protective Life Insurance Co.

There are more than 130 Urban Air facilities in the United States and two in the United Kingdom. It nearest locations are in Franklin and Bloomington. It costs about $1.5 million to open an Urban Air entertainment center, according to franchising information posted to its website. 

“At Urban Air, we are constantly creating new ways to thrill and delight our guests,” Urban Air CEO Michael Browning said in written comments. “Our indoor parks feature dozens of exhilarating activities from trampolining to dodge ball to rock climbing to obstacle courses and indoor playgrounds for junior adventurers. We have something for everyone and are thrilled to introduce our exhilarating brand of active entertainment to the families of Noblesville.”

In addition to trampolines, the center is expected to feature rope courses and an indoor coaster. Its trampoline attractions include the Drop Zone—an enormous inflatable landing pad perched below trampolines—a slam dunk zone, and a tumble track. The space will also include an Urban Cafe that serves snacks, meals and drinks.

The Noblesville entertainment center will employ 60 people, the company said.

The building has been vacant since Marsh filed for bankruptcy in May 2017 and closed its stores. Twenty-six of the chain’s remaining stores were bought by Kroger Co. and Fresh Encounter Inc., but the Noblesville location wasn’t one of them.

Marsh opened the Mundy Drive store in late 2003. It was one of four Marsh stores that featured a unique design. Rather than containing long aisles like traditional groceries, the stores featured a courtyard in the center with a dozen or so “boutiques” around the perimeter, each selling a certain category of goods.

Retail observers said the design was a drawback when other grocers considered buying the properties.

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