New international grocery, Broad Ripple restaurant, Noblesville butcher shop

February 24, 2010
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  • Compass roseSaraga International Grocery plans to open a second Indianapolis location at the corner of Madison Avenue and Stop 11 Road. The 15,000-square-foot market will replace a vacant former drug store, and is scheduled to open in mid-March. Saraga sells food from all over Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, along with a variety of produce and fresh fish. The existing location is along Lafayette Road south of 38th Street.
  • Monon Food Co., a homegrown fast-casual restaurant, is scheduled to open in mid-April next to Plump's Last Shot in Broad Ripple. The restaurant will take the former home of Hoghead's BBQ at 6420 Cornell Ave. Owner Tim Williams said the restaurant will serve "healthy comfort food" sourced locally whenever possible. Specialties will include fish tacos, burritos and skewer beef. Monon Food also will offer family carryout meals and healthy snacks for users of the Monon Trail.
  • Martin Jay's Butcher Shop is planning to take 1,600 square feet near the intersection of State Road 32 and Little Chicago Road in Noblesville. The shop will move into space formerly occupied by a drycleaner in the same building as the Speedway gas station at 17647 Little Chicago Road.
  • Los Toros Mexican Restaurant is planning a new location near 146th Street and Gray Road in Westfield. The restaurant, which already has a location in Brownsburg, will take about 4,400 square feet in Bridgewater Marketplace.
  • Puerto Vallarta, a Mexican restaurant and cantina, plans a new location at the corner of Main Street and Emerson Avenue in Greenwood. The chain, which will take about 3,600 square feet, already has a restaurant at 5510 Lafayette Road and others in New Albany and Jeffersonville.
  • Brooke's Army-Navy Surplus Store at 54th Street and College Avenue is up for sale. Owner Buzz Smith wants to focus on running a second Army-Navy store he owns in Rushville. Indianapolis has two other Army-Navy stores, at 7023 Madison Ave. and 6032 E. 21st St.
  • Saraga International Grocery
    Saraga International Grocery sounds like a great place. I can't wait to try it.
  • Hmmmm
    A Butcher Shop in a Gas Station building? Hmmm.....

    I wish that the Hacienda restaurant chain from Northern Indiana would move down here.
    • It is. I used to go all the time when I lived in Indy. Now that there is one on the southside, it will be closer to the point that I can make occasional trips there. A warning, it is not as fancy as some stores, and a walk through the frozen aisle will curl your hair. Does anyone really use frozen pig anus?

      I wish they would expand into a Jungle Jims International Market in Cincy. Incredible selection of food from all over the world. A truly incredible place for Foodies.
      • Stop asking me for comment titles!
        I heart Jungle Jim's! It's definately worth a trip to Cincy...
      • Jack in the box
        Any word on Jack in the box or Del Taco. I keep my hopes up for a fatburger
      • Greeks Pizzeria
        Greeks Pizzeria has opened across from the St. Francis hospital campus near Stop 11 & Emerson Ave.
      • Say what???
        Hacienda,,,if it's the LaHacienda Restaurant chain that is here in Indianapolis, has gone down hill big time! Their chili relleno is a joke.. a mound of creamed ground beef with thick white melted cheese on top and way down below the mound of ground a 1 inch square piece of green pepper!! What a joke. I asked the waiter about it and he said that the 'other' one is a poblano pepper...very very misleading and NOT consistent food...and not authentic GO TO EL TORITO...THE BEST!!! WHICH THEY WERE IN GREENWOOD TOO.
      • beyond Saraga
        In that same strip mall where Saraga is opening, Indy recently got a new Burmese restaurant. Ruchi India vacated and the new owners are taking that slot. It should be open during regular business hours within a few weeks.
      • Hacienda and La Hacienda Not the Same
        They're two different restaurants. The closest Hacienda (of the South Bend/Michigan City variety) used to be in Kokomo. Great food, but not the most authentic.

        La Hacienda seems to be a local chain, but it's not related to the Northern Indiana ones.
      • Broadripple
        Yeah Hacienda in South Bend has way better food then the La Hacienda here in in Indy.
        Has any body heard anything else about the closed Sunflower Market in broadripple being considered for anything? I heard a Japanese restaurant was looking at the space.
        French Pharmacie has closed in broadripple.
      • Thank You
        Thank you for the compliment.

        Phill Adams
        Director of Development
        Jungle Jim's International Market, Inc.
        Fairfield, Ohio 45014
        • Mr. Adams
          JJ's needs to expand! What better market than Indianapolis! I first went to Jungle Jim's about 10 years ago, and it has grown so much since then. Awesome place.
        • Sunflower
          The old sunflower bldg. has been leased by Scott of Scotty's restaurants. There will be a production brewery with a tasting room.
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        • Burmese Restaurant?
          Is the Burmese restaurant still open? Where is it, and do you happen to know its name? I really want to try it, but I'm having trouble finding it online.

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