Naked Tchopstix plans to open a location in the former home of Nicky Blaine’s in the basement of the King Cole Building at 1 N. Meridian St.
The restaurant is taking about 7,000 square feet, which will include private dining rooms and a lounge for the late-night crowd, said owner Maggie Lee.
The new location also will offer delivery to downtown office buildings. The target opening date is Oct. 1.
The basement space in the 1916 King Cole Building has been vacant since Nicky Blaine’s moved across the street to the Guaranty Building in 2005. Nicky Blaine’s had replaced the King Cole Restaurant.
Naked Tchopstix also has restaurants in Broad Ripple, on East 96th Street, at the Indianapolis International Airport, at Hoosier Park in Anderson, and in Fort Wayne.