Kilroy’s Bar n’ Grill is a step closer to opening a location in Broad Ripple despite protests from a neighborhood group opposing the restaurant.
It received preliminary approval on Monday from the Local Alcoholic Beverage Board of Marion County, which recommended a liquor permit for the building at 821 Broad Ripple Ave. The site now is home to a Cardinal Fitness.
A final decision on Kilroy’s alcohol permit will be made by the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission at a yet-to-be determined date.
The proposal to open a Kilroy’s in Broad Ripple has drawn opposition from the Broad Ripple Village Association and some neighbors, wary of another large bar and concerned the outdoor dining area would remove too many scarce parking spaces.
A Kilroy’s variance earned the endorsement of Indianapolis’ planning staff this summer after the owner agreed to scale back an outdoor searing area from 4,800 square feet to 2,000 square feet, allowing for the preservation of more parking spaces.
The Kilroy’s in Broad Ripple would be owned by Paul Murzyn, who also owns another Kilroy's in downtown Indianapolis. The original Kilroy’s is in Bloomington.