Like many shopping malls in the United States, Eastgate Consumer Mall in Indianapolis gradually lost tenants until it could no longer stay afloat. For years, the mall stood empty, its peeling paint and crumbling, weed-riddled parking lot becoming quite the eyesore. But in this dilapidated property, Alex Carroll saw a golden opportunity.
In 2008, Carroll and Rich Banta, co-owners of Lifeline Data Centers, began the first phase of turning Eastgate Mall into a state-of-the art data center and office space. What’s more, their long-term plans to convert the old parking lot