Roundup: Union Jack's new owners, Chicago-style pizza in Fishers

February 4, 2014
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Here are more restaurant openings, along with a merger on the north side and a change of ownership in Broad Ripple.

Graeters_ice_cream_225pxUnion Jack Pub in Broad Ripple is under new ownership. Jay and Chelsey Wetzel, who have worked at the pub for the last year learning the ropes, are in the process of taking over for Brenda Rising-Moore. Relatives of Rising-Moore opened the restaurant in 1979. The Wetzels have added six tap lines to bring the beer count to 21, with a heavy emphasis on craft varieties. They also plan to introduce a new logo to “freshen up” the pub, Chelsey Wetzel said.

South of Chicago Pizza and Beef opened at Saxony in Fishers on Jan. 31. It’s the second location for the pizzeria, which opened in Indianapolis’ Fletcher Place neighborhood about three years ago.

South of Chicago is in the Bonn Building at 13578 E. 131st St. It features traditional-style Chicago pizza and local craft beers. The restaurant is co-owned by Bob Jaeger, a Chicago native who now resides in Indianapolis. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The bar is open until midnight through the week and until 1 a.m. on weekends.

Graeter’s, the historic Cincinnati-based ice cream chain is set to open a new shop by Feb. 14 (and possibly earlier) at 5560 N. Illinois St. in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. The location formerly occupied by Curley’s Cleaners will be the chain’s first store in Indianapolis. Graeter’s agreed in August to lease the 2,142-square-foot space.

Graeter's has about 40 shops in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

• The Langton’s Irish Pub plans to open a restaurant in late summer at Carmel City Center. Developer Pedcor Cos. said the pub will occupy roughly 3,900 square feet. Columbus, Ohio-based owner CLB Restaurants also operates Matt the Miller’s Tavern on Range Line Road in Carmel, as well as in Dublin and Grandview, Ohio. The company's other holding is Tucci’s in Dublin.

Langton’s will occupy two levels with a bar on both floors. The menu will feature Euro beer, in addition to Irish and American cuisine ranging from Shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and Irish stew.

Papa Roux has reopened after state officials temporarily closed it due to a tax dispute. Art Bouvier, the owner of the Cajun restaurant at 8950 E. 10th St., settled the bill with the state after one of his customers loaned him the money to satisfy the debt. 

Rail Epicurean Market is slated to open in mid-March in a 150-year-old barn at 211 Park St. in Westfield. The market will be operated by Toby Miles and his wife, who runs Preservation, a maker of artisan jams, jellies and preserves.

Rail Epicurean will feature European style pastries and ready-made sandwiches using gourmet and local ingredients. It also will host special events such as cooking classes, beer gardens and wine tastings.

Murphy’s Steakhouse is moving from its longtime home at 4189 N. Keystone Ave. to 5198 Allisonville Road in a pseudo-merger with Pat Flynn’s at the latter location. The new Murphy’s will combine a bit of both establishments. The menu will feature traditional steakhouse items with pub fare.

Murphy’s will serve its last meal at its current location on Valentine’s Day and should be operating at its Allisonville location within the following week.

Also, a Murphy’s Pub is expected to open in March at Thompson Road and Arlington Avenue on the south side. Owner Craig Stonebraker also operates a Murphy's Pub in Fishers at 116th Street and Olio Road.

Horizon Bank opened a branch Jan. 27 at 302 N. Alabama St. in the two-story building the Michigan City-based bank purchased in December 2012 from the Buck Berry Landau & Breunig law firm. It’s Horizon's first location in Indianapolis.
 
 

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  • My head hurts
    Does anybody see the problem with the English pub pizza place and the Chicago-style pizza place both specializing in local craft beer? Also, why is that a selling point anymore? It's hard to find anywhere that doesn't have 90% local craft urine brau.
  • Union Jacks
    Union Jacks needs a lot more than a new logo. Their service leaves a lot to be desired. Don't plan on going there if you need quick service. So excited for Graeters coming to Indy. Hopefully more locations are to come!
  • Chicago Pizza
    South of Chicago has a rude and surly staff and unimpressive pizza. If you're in Fishers, and you want a good version of Chicago pizza, just go to Nancy's on 116th St. Much better and more authentic pizza..
    • More Beer
      While I am not a big beer drinker, I appreciate the burgeoning craft beer industry here in town. It amazes me that too often people complain here about all the chains opening vs. local businesses, but when restaurants support a local industry, there is more complaining and terms like "urine-brau." If you want a Coors, go to Applebees... I say, bring on more local beer and wine support in Indy!
    • No closings
      This is the first Property Lines Roundup in a long time that didn't mention any closings. This is good to hear! Can't wait to try out Graeter's. Also would like to visit Murphy's Steakhouse too.
    • Impressed.
      I respectfully disagree about the quality of the South of Chicago Pizza. While there may have been some challenges early in their existence - they have really turned it around...I chalk this up to growing pains. The food has always been top notch (not just their pizza) and the staff is more than accommodating. They're certainly not effusive, but appropriately courteous and helpful. As for authenticity - I think it's spot on and I'd prefer to spend my dollars at a local shop over a franchise/chain any day. DISCLAIMER: I have not tried Nancy's so I cannot compare them to each other.
    • Really
      Chicagos pizza rude and surly......Maybe its because you tried to use an expired groupon. I have never had an issue in the 2 years I have eaten there. But on the other hand Nancys pizza the pie was on par with pizza hut cost twice as much and got attitude at every step of the process from placing order on phone to picking it up. They even switched locations from 96th st to 116th hoping you wouldnt remember them.
    • What happened to Holy Cow Cupcakes
      Any idea what happened to Holy Cow Cupcakes?
      • All good here
        Glad to see South of Chi coming to Hamilton County...good location for them, as well. Union Jacks has been a favorite of mine for a long time; hopefully they don't change much!
      • Union Jacks
        Ever since the ownership of Union Jacks pulled out all the stops to try to stop Delicia from opening in So Bro, I stopped going there. Since there is now new ownership, I might have to give them a try again.
        • Holy Cow
          According to the latest issue of "Current in Carmel", HCC closed because they couldn't compete with all the other cupcake stores that have opened in the 2.5 years since HC opened in City Center. Their owner was quoted as saying she's taking a break for a while before trying something else.
        • Did you mean Aristocrat?
          Wasn't it the Aristocrat that was feuding (to put it mildly) with Delicia? Or are Union Jack and Aristocrat owned by the same people?
        • Re: Robbie
          Robbie, Union Jacks and Aristocrat are (or were) owned by the same people.
        • Uninformed
          The ownership (now former) of Union Jack's and Aristocrat are brother and sister but they have nothing to do with each other...Brenda did not have a beef with Delicia it was her brother Rick...check your facts Jonas! But I guess since this is an anonymous forum it's OK to write anything without knowing details...
        • South of Chicago
          Their pizza is to die for.
        • Deep Dish Pizza, You Say?
          All this talk of Union Jack's and South of Chicago means one thing: I'll be off my diet and finding some Chicago-style deep dish pizza tonight! (AND have some TASTY local brew to accompany it.)
        • Union jacks
          I went to the union jacks. not only is the food absolutely phenomenal, i met the new owner and talked to him for a bit, seem like a great family. im excited about the direction they are taking it. He has a great knowledge of craft beer, and he keeps the delicious stuff on tap.

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