Consulting firm reheats Z's Oyster Bar building

March 6, 2014
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A commercial building tucked away in a Castleton office park is finished serving as a restaurant destination.

Zs restaurant site 225pxMoser Consulting Inc. bought the building at 6220 Castleway W. Drive that last housed the upscale Z’s Oyster Bar & Steakhouse. The tech firm paid $700,000 and plans to invest a total of about $1.4 million to convert it into office space.

Moser won’t be moving far, though. The one-story, 12,000-square-foot building that fronts a large retention pond is about twice the size of Moser’s current space, which it leases at 6081 E. 82nd St. It’s also in Castleton and just across the water from the company’s new headquarters.

Louisville-based Z’s Oyster Bar occupied the building from 2007 until about 2012, when First Federal Savings Bank foreclosed on the property. Previously, the address was a former Cantina Del Rio location, part of a chain of Mexican-style restaurants created by Bob Evans Co.

Although the building is visible from Interstate 465, finding it can be a real challenge, which doesn’t bode well for a restaurant, said Steve Delaney, a retail broker at Sitehawk Retail Real Estate.

“It’s a classic situation where you can see it from the interstate, but you can’t get to it,” he said. “It’s real deceiving, and other than that, it’s back in an office park. You really had to know how to get there.”

Work on the conversion started late last month with completion expected in August, said Ty Moser, who founded Moser Consulting in 1996.

“We’re excited to have the project under way, and we look forward to moving in later this year,” he said.

The new space will feature a mix of offices in an open concept, a lounge/break room, meeting space, and a workout center for the company’s 112 employees.

Upon taking possession of the property, Moser promptly donated a few restaurant remnants left from Z’s. A freezer and washer-dryer set went to Wheeler Mission and employee lockers to Teachers Treasures.

Curran Architecture in Indianapolis is designing the new space.
 

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  • Do you remember?
    Does anyone else remember when this place was a restaurant called The Wharf?
    • I Do
      I am old enough to remember the Warf. That was quite a while ago when I first moved to Indy. Girls in bikini's selling iced down bottles of beer.
    • Me too
      It was always a prom destination. One of the few good sea food place in our land locked state. Miss them and New Orleans house.
    • Wharf was excellent
      For us 50-somethings, I went to 2 rehearsal dinners at The Wharf. The food was great and the atmosphere matched. Too bad it was before its time- Castleton was still growing after we wore out restaruants like Farrell's and the Fashion Mall was still 2 buildings.
    • Yup
      Alexandar's Wharf :)
    • After the Wharf
      I can't remember the name, but it was a beach themed bar in the Disco era - never went there, but know some who did - anyone remember the name? I always like Capt Alexander's Wharf and at the time there weren't so many other buildings to go round to get to it.
    • Gritzbe's
      Non sequitor, but does anyone remember Gritzbe's?
      • Name
        It used to be Tijuana Yacht Club I believe.
      • The Wharf...
        was the first 'fancy' restaurant I remember eating at as a kid. My first sit down restaurant meal that I remember was Flakey Jakes!
      • Gritsbe's
        I remember Gritzbe's (lower level, right?). Midnite happy hour on Thursday nights, and a decent breakfast buffet on Sunday.

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