Barley Island taking SI space

July 24, 2009
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                              Island Brewing Co.Noblesville's Barley Island Brewing Co. is planning to open a second restaurant and brewhouse in the former home of Scholar’s Inn Bakehouse at the corner of College and Broad Ripple avenues. The restaurant will offer about two dozen beers, about half of them brewed by Barley Island and the rest a rotating offering of specialty guest beers. It is set to open in late September. The owners, Jeff and Linda Eaton, plan a similar vibe to their restaurant/brewery in Noblesville. The prime Broad Ripple space has been vacant since January, when Scholar's Inn departed. The cafe and deli moved into the space in April 2004.
  • Hey Cory, the building behind The Paw Patch Place at 49th and College is going to have Upland Brewery in it according to the nurses at Paw Patch Place. They said it will be a place to fill mini-kegs, the smaller containers that they serve their beer in, and a bar for beer tasting. Take out will be allowed, but I'm not sure of food or more. Might be worth looking in to.
  • Nice to see someone taking over the space, considering the economy. I saw the notice for the alcohol license was posted on the window when I drove by, but didn't have a chance to go up and read it for details. Like MarkG, I have heard Upland is opening a place, but no details. Braingirl @ FM/DM also confirms that Greg Hardesty is aiming for a Sept. 1 to open a place at the same interestion. I have heard this to be on the NE corner. Glad to see action on this area!
  • Perhaps they will continue their tradition of having live music as they have in Noblesville? That would be nice.
  • Gee, Da Hooey didn;t post about this 2 weeks ago....
  • Da Hooey should have his/her own blog about nightspots in Indy.
  • Does anyone (NickC?) know what has happened to Braingirl's Feed Me/Drink Me blog? It hasn't been updated in two months, and it was one of the best of its kind out there.
  • American Dirt - the answer to your question was posted on her blog just yesterday. I had been wondering the same thing.
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  • I read the latest Feed Me/Drink Me blog post.


    She does have quite an opinion of herself.

    I feel blessed to live in the same state.
  • CoyoteFan14, I was thinking the same thing. She sounds pretty full of herself!
  • Coyote and Brenda-

    With a name like braingirl she has to be smug!
  • Feed Me/Drink Me is a really good blog. I wouldn't judge it based on a single post. If you are a foodie, like to cook and like to know what's going on in the Indy restaurant world, it's a great read. Anyway... I think we have digressed from the topic! Has anyone been to the other location of Barley Island? I'm not familiar with it.
  • Barley Island is about the most unimaginative name I have ever heard. Sounds more like a reality show about microbreweries? Its like opening a place called Pizza Place or Burger Joint. We get it, you make beer. It would be cool if someone came up with something to put in BR other than a bar. I don't necessarily have any great ideas but I would love to be surprised by someone who introduced something exciting. That being said... if they have good food and not just sub par pub fare to go with the beer I will certainly give it a shot. I hope it is a great success! Good luck.
  • What BR needs is a Movie theater. No, not one of those C astleton big thingys but a small second run theaatre. Wonder if Pete Watson has plans for upstairs from BW3?

    You can thank me for that later Pete. :)
  • I read a sign on the BW3/SEVEN building this weekend.
    Ladies - reverse cover, receive $5 (first 100 ladies only.)

    Is this what it is coming down to? You mean to tell me you are GIVING away $500 at the beginning of your business day? Say it ain't so...

    If I have this wrong (I hope I do) someone please inform me. Also read where La Jolla is for sale.
  • La Jolla is for sale!? Oh praise the lord! Maybe a halfway decent place will move in.
  • What's going on at the former Shell gas station at 62nd & Keystone? It has had a sold sign for some time.
  • The guys who saved El Sol could make a fortune at La Cockarocha
  • I know nothing about the restaurant industry -- but doesn't the former SI location seem small for a sit-down restaurant and brewhouse?
  • Da Hooey it is too bad that Hollywood Bar & Grill did not consider BR when they left downtown. The theatre concept they had would have worked well in BR.
  • I am glad Hollywood Bar & Filmworks did not consider BR. I want Ted Bulthaup nowhere near me! What a crazy, old, bitter man.
  • How about live theater? (Enough with the bars and the vomit in the alleys from underage college students on break or unemployed crazies kicked out of the VA hospital.) How about a decent parking garage? How about Cafe Expresso coming back? How about a decent band nightclub?
  • I always thought a Summer Stage (theatre,music) would do nicely in BR Park.. Plenty of parking, bring a cooler and blanket, bottle or two of wine. Maybe have a shuttle service from the vast, unused Glendale parking lot on rural, etc. Didn't we have this once upon a time?

    I can dream.
  • The Pizza king is now closed on 62nd. They were overpriced anyway. New Restaurant Coming Soon on the sign.

    They are digging up the old Marathon station across from the Vogue, but it could be they are just taking out the old tanks.

    Yes, I should have my own blog (and brewery) :lol:
  • Sounds like a decent match for the space. Really thought a Potbelly's would have been ideal, but a local Brewery seems to fit.
  • Would someone mind sending me the link to the Braingirl blog? Thx.

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