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Roundup: Dunkin closing downtown, Yats opening

March 29, 2013
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  • Dunkin donuts 225pxDunkin Donuts is shutting its downtown store Saturday at 48 E. Washington St. The company is directing customers to its nearby location within Bankers Life Fieldhouse. At the same time, Dunkin Donuts has planted a sign north of 96th Street along Michigan Road announcing the construction of a store there.
  • Cartridge World, behind Dunkin Donuts along North Pennsylvania Street, will remain open while a local broker is marketing the two storefronts for lease as 2,800 square feet of contiguous space.
  • L.S. Ayres Tea Room inside the Indiana State Museum is closing, but only temporarily, from April 15 to May 12 for minor renovations. The improvements are part of an effort to transform the room from a cafeteria-style restaurant into a farmer's market café.
  • Hong Kong Inn, at 8079 E. 38th St. near Franklin Road, has closed after 43 years in business due to “a very challenging environment,” according to a sign on the door.

Now the openings:

  • Yats Cajun Creole and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt have opened in The Avenue, a mixed-use project that includes 22,000 square feet of retail space  at 910 W. 10th St. near the IUPUI campus.
  • Foundry Provisions, a café at the northwest corner of 16th & Alabama streets, opened Friday in 1,200 square feet of space. The café is operated by brothers Mark and Josh Nottingham, who bought the 100-year-old building and the former gas station next door that now houses the café.
  • Another Broken Egg, a breakfast and lunch chain based in Mandeville, La., is opening its first Indiana restaurant April 15 at 9435 N. Meridian St. in the former home of La Margarita. The franchisee also operates local Ruth's Chris Steak House locations. Earlier post is here.
  • Twist Lounge, an upscale bar from the owners of Zest! Exciting Food Creations, plans to open in late April in space next to the popular restaurant along 54th Street about a block east of the Monon Trail. The lounge is taking about 2,100 square feet. Earlier post is here.
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