Smoothie King likely to open in “hot spot” in Carmel


By Mark Ambrogi



Chris Sgroi hopes to be bringing a Smoothie King to Carmel soon.

Sgroi did not want to reveal his location yet but is in negotiations with a spot near downtown Carmel area.

“It’s in a populated area and it a hot spot we think,” said Sgroi, who hopes the deal will be completed soon. “It’s perfect for this franchise.”

Sgroi’s Smoothie King opened at 8270 E. 96th St. in Fishers on Oct. 21.

“We’ve done really well and each month is doing better,” Sgroi said. “I couldn’t be happier. Like all things it takes time to recover, but now we are making a profit which is good.”

The Fishers store has about 15 employees.

Sgroi made a deal to open up three Smoothie King franchises in Hamilton County or northern tip of Marion County.

“From the time of opening my first store, I have two more years before opening two more,” he said.

Nothing has been determined, but Sgroi said he would love to get a store near 86th Street and Michigan Road in Indianapolis.

“There used to be one there that did very well,” Sgroi said.