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“A Greenfield-based convenience store is bringing its hybrid fresh grocery, restaurant and fuel station concept to Noblesville and McCordsville by the end of next year.
Siblings Stephanie White-Longworth and Keith White opened the first Leo’s Market and Eatery a little over a year ago at 2212 W. Main St. in Greenfield using proceeds from an earlier venture. The brother-and-sister duo had previously grown their father’s company, Gas America Services, to 88 locations before selling the chain to Speedway in 2012. Now, they’re branching out to launch Leo’s second and third locations and establish the chain in Indianapolis’ northern suburbs.”
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GREENFIELD – Two local nonprofit organizations are heading into the holiday season with a better bottom line.
During the inaugural Customer Appreciation Day at Leo’s Market and Eatery, associates from Pride Investment Partners, Leo’s parent company, presented checks of $750 each to the Hope House and The Landing Place through the Pride’s Purpose community enrichment fund.
When a new employee is hired at Leo’s Market and Eatery, 2212 W. Main St., one of the first things they do is decide whether to make a charitable donation of a portion of each paycheck into the Leo’s Community Enrichment Fund, or “Pride’s Purpose.”
Leo’s Market and Eatery matches 100% of each of those donations, meaning for every dollar donated by employees, Leo’s also contributes a dollar to the fund.
It’s gratifying to be able to make a donation to two nonprofits only four months after opening the new concept market and eatery, said Pride Investment Partners board member Tami White.
“I was excited so many employees chose to make contributions,” White said.
Twice a year, Leo’s Market and Eatery employees will be asked to help decide how to put that money back into the community. Employees were asked to submit four nonprofit organizations to be put into the running for the funds from a list of nearly 20 entities serving Hancock County and the surrounding area.
The Hope House (hancockhopehouse.org) is Hancock County’s sole homeless shelter, which also serves Shelby, Henry, and Rush counties. The shelter aims to help individuals and families become self-sufficient by providing not only shelter but job training and financial counseling.
It’s encouraging to see Leo’s employees choosing to support the mission of the Hope House, said executive director Andrea Mallory.
“It’s neat that they left choosing the nonprofit up to the employees,” she said. “It sounds like the employees are philanthropic and connected to the community.”
The donation of just over $750 will go toward a $65,000 plumbing project recently completed at the shelter, Mallory said.
The Landing Place (thelandingplacehc.com) provides a place for teens age 13-19 to meet and learn real-life strategies and principles to break the cycle of addiction, dysfunction and destructive behaviors while learning healthy patterns of living and maintaining lifelong sobriety.
“It’s one of the most honoring awards we’ve had, because it comes from the people,” said Linda Ostewig, Landing Place director. “It feels good that the community sees us as valuable and important.”
Leo’s Market and Eatery encourages employees to donate part of each paycheck in an effort to follow its core value of community mindedness. Leo’s and its parent company, Pride Investment Partners, also pursues sponsorships, company fundraisers, volunteering and making donations to local nonprofit organizations.
The Hancock County Food Pantry was the runner-up for the donations, said Stephanie White-Longworth, Pride IP chairwoman and president. After Thanksgiving, a donation tree will be set up at Leo’s Market and Eatery to benefit the food pantry, she said.
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October 15, 2018
Pride Investment Partners is excited to announce the ground-breaking of a new retail concept called Leo’s Market and Eatery. The first-of-its-kind location will be located along US 40 in Greenfield on the Northwest corner of Meridian Road. This unique concept will combine the best features of your local market and convenience store with an always-fresh Eatery.
The project is the latest endeavor of Keith White & Stephanie White-Longworth, the previous principals of GasAmerica Services. The naming of the location as Leo’s is in honor of their late father Richard Leo White.
Executive Chef Matt Chappell, plans to feature freshly prepared bakery items, as well as made to order power bowls and desserts. The Eatery will offer a wide variety of choices for diners in addition to many take-home meal options. Leo’s relaxed and modern atmosphere will have a dedicated space for in-store diners as well as outdoor patio seating.
The large store footprint will allow ample room for the Market to feature fresh produce, breads, cheeses, a wide selection of beverages, and always fresh ground bean to cup coffee. A drive thru option servicing both the Eatery and the Market will make your visit even more convenient.
Construction will begin this month with the store opening anticipated in the spring of 2019.
Stephanie White-Longworth, Partner and President of Pride Investment Partners, “We are excited to bring this new concept to Greenfield. It is our goal to provide the ultimate in convenience for our customers at competitive prices in a pleasant and easy shopping environment. Leo’s Market and Eatery will allow us to offer a broad selection of fresh, delicious, and healthy products alongside the more basic everyday items of fuel, dairy, snacks, and other grocery. We look forward to earning our customers’ business in addition to enhancing the community we live and operate in.”
Pride Investment Partners is excited to announce the opening of Greenfield’s first, and only, virtual reality entertainment center. Evolution VR is located within Melody Plaza—the 14,000-square-foot shopping center at 1757 Melody Lane. Evolution VR is an entertainment company featuring the latest and greatest in Virtual Reality experiences. The facility consists of 8 gaming stations as well as a party room. With the sole mission of delivering fun and unforgettable experiences, Evolution VR’s dedicated team helps prepare for birthday parties, team bonding events, and corporate events. The event packages include a variety of options to customize and make any event feel special.
Evolution VR believes in accommodating people of all ages and it shows in the wide selection of game options. Customers can polish their golf skills with Everyday Golf, test out their survival skills in preparation for a zombie apocalypse in Arizona Sunshine, travel to Paris and gaze up at the Eiffel tower without the hassle of busy crowds with Google Earth, or sit behind the wheel of the dream car they have always wanted while competing for the fastest time in Project Cars 2. Evolution VR is a place for unique family fun, and to make the experience even better they have just rolled out their customer loyalty program – Players Perks. Customers will easily earn perks each visit and be able to redeem for rewards in store. Evolution VR’s Facebook page also keeps users up to date with events, promotions and other important news in the world of virtual reality.
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