Restaurant comings and goings

March 11, 2009
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Best RentalsWrecking crews this week tore down the Best Rentals building at 123 N. New Jersey St. (IBJ Photo/Robin Jerstad) The most recent plans for the space, revealed to city planners two years ago, called for a Caribbean-themed restaurant. No word yet on the new plans for the site. The zoning allows for residential, retail or office space.

Elsewhere:

  • Olive Garden in slated to open in Noblesville near Hamilton Town Center on March 23. The 7,400-square-foot location will be the chain's first for the county.
  • Fireside Grill has opened at the corner of Fox and Oaklandon roads in Geist. Entrepreneur Jim Henderson opened the restaurant in the former Fox Pub & Grill.
  • Famous Jack's Burgers has closed in the Precedent Office Park near 96th Street and Keystone Avenue, and Big City Deli has closed at 53rd Street and Keystone Avenue.
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  • Interesting on the best rentals building. It would be nice to see that spot get developed along with the corner lot at Ohio. Oh yeah, and those two gravel lots nearby could use some attention too.. :)

    Big City Deli I always laughed at the location choice for this place. They would have been better off downtown. As much as I love Shapiro's, downtown could use another deli.
  • Agreed Benjamin. They need to push out to the corner.

    Buda opened last week on Mass Ave.
  • We ate at Big City once and thought it was good but every time we tried to go back they were closed. Definately not the best location for a deli, that's for sure!
  • Imagine how different the vibe of that intersection would be if Kosene & Kosene and the other developers had made their residential developments proper mixed-use buildings.

    Don't even get me started on Firehouse Square.

    To save that intersection, the developments on those lots have to have first floor retail, bare minimum, nothing else is acceptable. :-)
  • A little birdie told me that Big City primarily existing for the purpose of legal, in-state alcohol shipments by Kahn's.
  • I'm sick of stories of restaurants on the far north side.
  • Olive Garden????? Well, well. HamCo has finally arrived. Just hope the kitchen staff gets back from the chefs school in Italy in time for the Grande Opening.
  • You mean grandissimo? :)
  • I'll miss Famous Jack's. I always stop by there when I go to the Hop Shop.
  • I have mixed feelings about the Olive Garden in Noblesville. Yes, it *is* an Olive Garden but on the other hand, I was happy to see a project come to completion in this economy. It should do well in that area for the weekday lunchtime crowd, Hamilton Town Center mall shoppers and nearby residents.
  • Don't you mean Ye Olde Grandissimo Openina? :-)
  • Kosene's have put in first floor retail in their newest project.....I hope it fills, but it is a challenge looking out at an electrical erector set....
  • Red Mango (Frozen Yogurt) in Broadripple is currently being worked on and next door McVann's video games store is already open.
  • THANK GOODNESS - For a minute I thought the really down home cooking at the little deli/restaurant just west of Keystone, around 53rd, would be no more. Now it's clear that the place that's closing is part of Kahn's. If you want real small-town atmosphere, good food, and low prices try the Keystone Deli for breakfast or lunch. 2344 E. 53rd. It's a true independent and has been there for years.
  • To KFLO....I'm from the southside and it doesn't bother me a bit that the northside is geting new restaurants. We have had soooo many new places to eat down here that have just opened up in the past 2 years. With the economy the way it is I just hope that what we have will stay open.
  • Kosene has already found a tenant for at least part of their retail space at the Maxwell....themselves! They are apparently relocating their office there from the north side.
  • Good for Kosene: they're putting their money where they expect others to do the same.

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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

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  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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