Roundup: 3 Sisters moving in Broad Ripple, Pizzology opens on Mass Ave

May 20, 2014
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Property Lines’ latest roundup of restaurant and retail activity includes a couple of new downtown pizza joints—one that’s not open yet and another whose fans have been craving its arrival for months.

Pizzology Mass Ave 225pxPizzology opened Monday at 600 Massachusetts Ave. in the former Aesop’s Tables space. Owner Neal Brown also took the space next door on Mass Ave, giving him a total of 3,600 square feet. That’s about 700 square feet more than Brown has at his Carmel pizza restaurant, which he launched in 2009.

Pizzology posted on Twitter Monday that both locations would only be open for lunch that day to give staff time to celebrate the occasion.

3 Sisters Cafe in Broad Ripple is moving from its longtime location at 6360 Guilford Ave. south to 6223 Guilford Ave., another residence converted for commercial use. The property 3 Sisters is moving to was bought by Monon Housing Partners LLC last month as part of a package that included the historic Mustard Hall.

Agostino’s Italian Cuisine, formerly located at 126 N. Delaware St., is opening at 115 N. Pennsylvania St. in space last occupied by Greek’s Pizzeria. Agostino’s is expected to be serving hot slices sometime in June.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has set an opening of Aug. 18 for its restaurant that will occupy first-floor space at the Ironworks development on the southwest corner of 86th and Keystone Avenue. The steak house will close its current northside location near Keystone and East 96th Street.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a Phoenix-based specialty grocery startup, is set to enter the Indianapolis market by opening June 12 at 8750 U.S. 31 north of Greenwood Park Mall.

The company also expects to open locations this summer at 4225 E. 82nd St. in the Lake Clearwater area and at 2342 W. 86th St. in space formerly occupied by Kahn’s Fine Wines & Spirits near North Willow Farms.

Brenner Luggage is closing its northeast side location at 8730 Corporation Drive, near Interstate 69 and East 96th Street, on June 7. Brenner opened the store in 2001 upon closing its downtown location on South Meridian Street.

Brenner’s store in Fashion Mall Commons next to Kohl’s will be the 100-year-old company’s lone remaining location.

  • 3 sisters
    Not too excited about 3 Sisters move. Maybe it will have a little nicer interior (and that won't be hard.) But in its current location we can usually find free parking in front or on the side street along its north side. The new location, right across from Kroger, is thick with parking meters...the bane of Broad Ripple.
    • parking has a price
      BRGuy, I'll say it until I'm blue in the face....a place where there are challenges finding parking is usually a sign of its desirability. It's understandable that the few--very few--places in Indy that offer moderate parking crunches should have metered parking. There's clearly a demand for those spaces, and most people are willing to pay. Will paying a dollar an hour keep people from patronizing 3 Sisters? Sure hope not, but that wouldn't be something with which I'd fault the restaurant.
      • Sassafras...
        Actually you're preaching to the choir as far as I'm concerned. This morning I walked to Good Morning Mama's for breakfast, and 3 Sisters will be even closer to me now that it's moving southward. I'm just's beneficial to have free parking nearby, and the restaurant is giving that up. Plus the new house doesn't look that big, but perhaps they'll add on. Who knows, maybe they can work something out with Kroger to designate 10 spots for parking along the south end of that lot. Personally I like this place and hope it succeeds.
      • Hmmmm
        Welcome to big-city life in the 21st century. Try biking there instead.
      • BR
        Pretty sure the bane of Broadripple is the people expecting free parking all of the time, not the parking meters.
      • Fresh Thyme and Earth Fare
        Fresh Thyme is opening this Thursday (June 12th)and Earth Fare is opening next month. I believe Earth Fare is opening on or around July 18th. I'm so happy about these two stores opening on the southside.

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