New dining on the way for 82nd Street: Harry & Izzy's, MacKenzie River Pizza Co.

January 18, 2011
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Two new restaurants are in the works for a prime stretch of 82nd Street between Fashion Mall at Keystone and Castleton Square Mall: MacKenzie River Pizza Company and a new location for downtown favorite Harry & Izzy's.

  • MacKenzie River Pizza Company plans to take the former Adobo Grill space at 82nd Street and Allisonville Road. MacKenzie River Pizza CompanyThe Montana-based chain, which has 13 restaurants in Montana and Idaho, specializes in gourmet pizza, sandwiches and made-to-order pastas. Co-owned by brothers John and Michael Shuel, the franchise location also has family heritage: Their father, Steven, founded and developed the concept in Montana before selling it four years ago. He now is a co-owner in the new Indianapolis location, which is taking about 7,200 square feet. "We believed in the culture and the food enough to dive back into it, and hopefully do for the Midwest what we did in Montana," said John Shuel. MacKenzie River is scheduled to open in mid-June.
  • Harry & Izzy's plans to open a new location along 82nd Street east of Dean Road in the Rivers Edge shopping center. Harry and IzzysThe homegrown spinoff of St. Elmo Steak House will take about 8,600 square feet between Sangiovese Ristorante and the planned Nordstrom Rack, said Chris Clifford, director of operations for both St. Elmo and Harry & Izzy's. Nordstrom Rack is one of three new anchors Kite Realty is adding to the shopping center, along with BuyBuy Baby and The Container Store. The center also has an outpost of Texas-based Jason's Deli, where soft-serve ice cream is complimentary with every meal. The new Harry & Izzy's is slated to open in early November.
  • Pei Wei

    Is there any news on the Pei Wei that is supposed to be going in the Glendale mall? The signs have been up for a while but nothing seems to be happening.
  • Pei Wei
    They have permits up and have started to do electrical work.
  • Adobo?
    There was an Adobo Grill at 82nd and Allisonville? I had no idea...
  • Adobo
    Adobo was at 82nd and Allisonville before moving downtown.
  • Adobo Redux
    Actually, I recall there were two Adobos operating at the same time. The one on 82nd closed.
  • Not two Adobo's
    There were never two Adobo Grills. The one on 82nd St. moved to the current downtown location and Pikk's Tavern -- a different chain from the same corporate ownership -- opened in the 82nd St. location. Pikk's didn't last long, maybe not even 6mo, and that space has been empty for quite a while.
  • CRE Broker
    The new restaurant additions to the North side of Indianapolis give further support to the unique mix of retail available along the 82nd street corridor. While visiting Montana for a vacation I ate at MacKenzie River Pizza Company about a year ago - Hands Down the Best Pizza I have tried around the country. Indianapolis is in for a treat with this new restaurant concept coming to the Midwest!
    Just saw they are putting a Mcalister's Deli on 135 in Greenwood just south of county line road.

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