Update: Mo's set for downtown return in June

April 24, 2014
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Mo’s steakhouse will be returning downtown in early June, the restaurant’s owner said in a Thursday morning press release.

Owner John Vassallo posted on the restaurant’s website earlier this month that Mo’s would take the space at 15 E. Maryland St. vacated by Lorenzo’s Ristorante, which closed April 4.

At that time, Mo’s website said the 5,500-square-foot space would be rebranded as either a Mo’s steakhouse or Mo's Irish pub.

Mo’s…A Place for Steaks will serve classic items from its Milwaukee and Houston menus, including prime beef, fresh fish and sushi. Besides the two locations, Mo’s operates Irish pubs in Noblesville and in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Wis.

Mo’s A Place for Steaks opened in 2003 at 47 S. Pennsylvania St. just north of Bankers Life Fieldhouse and last fall was taken over by new owners. Its name was changed to J Hamman Prime and then to Prime 47. The second name change was necessary after former operator and co-owner Jeremiah Hamman left in October.

Mo’s restaurants are named after Vassallo’s mother, Maureen. The first one opened in 1999, in Milwaukee.

  • Hoping for the pub....
    That pub in Noblesville is boss. I was hoping to see the pub instead of steakhouse. The problem is Indy has so many fake Irish pubs, but none of them are any good except 96th st claddagh (managed by actual irish people) and noblesville mo's.
  • Mo's... a name for confusion
    Okay, I want to make sure I've got this straight. The restaurant which was once named Mo's remains open in the sam space in the old gas company building, after ownership changes. But Mo's is also reopening nearby, or at least the name is. What a fittingly bizarre end to this restaurant naming disaster. I will say they've continued to have great steaks throughout this mess.
  • Actually
    I prefer the downtown Claddagh location, by far. The one on 96th St. simply feels like a generic, strip mall version.
    • Downtown used to be better
      Downtown claddagh was awesome about 4 years ago. South Meridian Street is pretty darn scary and dirty now. That restaurant has also gone way downhill.
      • Huh?
        Nothing is wrong with South Meridian Street.
      • Double Huh?
        South Meridian Street dirty and scary? LOL..... hitch the wagons up and head on back to Mayberry then, feller!
      • South Meridian
        I live downtown, but I agree South Meridian at night is a scary, dangerous place to be.
      • Dangerous?
        Ummm, the news is hardly blowing up about the crime spree on South Meridian.....just because it's urban doesn't mean it's dangerous....
      • RE: Lucas
        Lucas, if you think South Meridian street is "scary" and "dangerous," I'm thinking that you live in downtown Mayberry, not downtown Indianapolis....

      Post a comment to this blog

      We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
      You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
      Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
      No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
      We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.

      Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

      Sponsored by
      1. Good Day I am Mr (Victoria Wright) from United state of America, i stayed in NEW YORK, and i have a broke up business, until i found this company email who help me to gain a loan for business,, and now i want to used this short medium to congratulate the below company for the fast and safe money they loan to me without any form of collateral, i loan 500,000USD from the company to save my business and lots more, i saw their mail on the internet, everyone always give testimony for what they did, so i quickly contacted them and they all did everything for me without stress and my money was sent to my account just 3 days later, i was surprise and i feel so glad, now i have a standard business control agent who help me, now i will advice those who need urgent loan to contact him at the bellow email:zenithfirm12@gmail.com

      2. NOTICE:This is to inform the general public that Vampires are real. My name is James Franklyn.,am an agent of vampire,am here to introduce our new world trend to you,a world of vampire where life get easier,we have made so many persons vampires and have turned them rich,you will be assured long life and prosperity,you shall be made to be very sensitive to mental alertness,stronger and also very fast,you will not be restricted to walking at night only even at the very middle of broad day light you will be made to walk.In case you are wildly oppressed by some unscrupulous persons we can still help you fight them.Your protection is assured immediately you join.Just contact the bellow email if you are interested we are here to attend to you anytime you want us. Contact the bellow email for more details. Email:vampirescreed@hotmail.com Sincerely: James Franklyn.

      3. Bravo! Someone else that is willing to speak the truth! Bravo!_____NBCSN is available in almost 2 MILLION more homes than just a few years ago, but Indycar STILL gets less total viewers than it did just a few years ago when NBC took over Versus. Attendance and ratings cratered with the end of season races (just when the title battle got "interesting" HAH!__________And now...new race in Basilia, where Miles celebrated the "rich history" of Indycar racing there. Rich history? What, 7 events in the 100 years of AOW? Yep, some history. Well, at least its an oval. It's not??? Are you kidding me??? Gosh darn road racin furriners.

      4. PURITY RAY LOAN OFFER........ Have you been denied by your banks,or are you in need of of an urgent loan to pay of your bills we are capable of giving loans @ cheaper rate to interested individuals, student, companies and members of the public in need of finance to settle bills, we do offer considerable loans which you can count on. For more information on our various types of loan,then you will have to contact PURITY RAY LOAN FIRM, to help you achieve your desire LOAN APPLICATION FORM TO BE FILLED BORROWERS INFORMATION * Full name:………………………. * SEX * ……………………………. * Country………………………….. * State:……………………………. * Land:…………………………….. * Occupation:…………………….. * phone number:…………………. * Telephone: ………………………….. * Age:………………………………. * Amount needed as loan:……… * Loan Duration:………………….. * Propose of Loan:……………….. * Annual revenue:………………… * Monthly Income:……………….. * Guarantee:………………………. * Payment: monthly or annually Email.....purityrayloanfirm@gmail.com Thank you and God bless Mr Purity Ray PURITY RAY LOAN FIRM we tend to serve you better

      5. Problem: most of the people responding to this article don't know about this service AT ALL! Why? Lack of awareness. This isn't IndyGo. This is CIRTA: might as well be the mattress company because they are asleep at the wheel - something like 3 directors over the last year? Playing with federal grant money is great! This "region" wants commuter rail service, has spent MILLIONS on Transportation studies yet can't even support a commuter bus line? This is largely for suburban riders to get to downtown - not for "service people to work in our hotels and restaurants" ! Get your head out of your backside!! These are professionals, students etc. that don't want to fight traffic, save some money on parking, gas, stress.... if CIRTA would put their federal money into widely promoting the sevive to Greenwood, Fishers & Carmel instead of finding directors and studies - this would be a successful service. Our family uses(d) it daily for the last several years - but the recent uncertainty & now unreliability due to cuts from Carmel has been a problem. Now, costs us an additional $350/month for gas & parking ( $4200/year) plus vehicle wear, service, environmental impact ... YES - this REGION needs this this type of service in order to keep growing and getting the people it needs to fill skilled positions in downtown Indianapolis. Think outside of your own car !!!