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Kilroy’s Broad Ripple plan clears another hurdle

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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.
 

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  • Cardinal Fitness
    Has anyone heard if Cardinal will stay in the area? If so, any speculation on location?
  • Try parking in a big city...
    Parking in Broad Ripple is very easy almost all the time. The only time you ever have to walk much more than three or four blocks is for a small window of time late on Friday and Saturday night. There is maybe a three or four hour span each weekend night that I would even call remotely tough but even then you can ALWAYS get a space if you are willing to walk seven or eight blocks. Try parking in many areas of Chicago, New York, SF, etc. and then you will really know what not having enough parking is like.
  • Totally agree
    BVRA needs some fresh & young blood.
  • Parking
    Broad Ripple will lose almost 400 parking spaces when the parking garage is built because there will be no more street parking for non residents. People who say there is plenty of parking don't live in Broad Ripple. The problem with parking a few blocks away is that the side streets are poorly lit and there are no lights on the monon so that is when the problems start. So saying there is going to be a parking garage is not a vaild argument either. The arguments should be the fact there are unoccuiped buildings in broad ripple why take one that would not leave unless bought out.Also, why doesn't Kilroy's wait to go under the new parking garage and expand Broad ripple? Finally, there is going to be a logistical nightmare with all that traffic at that conner.
  • parking
    Cardinal fitness whas not private parking all the time. Friday and Saturday nights you can pay to park there. However, the BRVA issue with the parking is really a non issue. There is plenty of parking and there will be a new 400 space garage built. Poor argument, just come out and say you don't want a bar. BRVA need some "younger" board members that "get" broad ripple.
    • Parking
      BRVA loses all credibility that they have when they make their absurd parking argument. Like the other posters have mentioned, the Cardinal lot was private parking. In addition, I have NEVER had any problems parking in Broad Ripple. Granted, I may have had to walk a few blocks. But for most people in this city, they could use walking a few blocks.
    • Parking
      The parking argument is not valid to begin with. Parking for Cardinal Fitness was private and wasn't accessible for the general public in the first place. If you were heading to Broad Ripple for dinner / night out, you never had the option to park there in the first place. The argument of losing parking is simply not valid.
    • Misguided
      I understand the bar complaint.....possibly valid. Fortunately, Killroy's has some ok food. The issue I have is with the parking complaint. This outdoor plaza would have been somewhat unique and fitting with the long term goals of BR Ave. Why do we continue to reduce quality of life for a few parking spots........you want walkability and transit modes, cut parking requirements. It's that easy!

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