Bazbeaux moving to 3Mass

May 19, 2010
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Bazbeaux PizzaBazbeaux Pizza has inked a deal to take 4,700 square feet in 3Mass, moving to the first floor of the upscale condo building from its current home across the street. Bazbeaux hopes to start construction soon and open before the end of the year. Bazbeaux is the second first-floor retail tenant to sign a deal for 3Mass; a bar and lounge called The Ball and Biscuit is scheduled to open this summer. About 5,000 square feet remain on the first floor of the building, which was developed by Halakar Properties and Pillar Investments. No word yet on what will replace Bazbeaux in its current building, owned by Brad Stout of Stout's Footwear.

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  • blah
    Overpriced and overrated! I prefer Pizza King any day of the week!
    • bittersweet
      however much they need the space, I like their current "hole in the wall" place there on Mass

      Hopefully swanky new digs won't hike the prices any more...
    • Not always good
      Remodel, upscale, Nuvo is not always good. Look at the Scholars Inn. Had a great track record and good rep,closed remodeled to some NY style trend, changed the menu and now they are closing. Change a good thing if it is working does not always work.
    • what??
      How can you even compare Pizza King to Bazbeaux??? They're not even the same type of restaurant. Might as well compare Mcdonalds to St. Elmos
    • Not the First
      Lots of folks complained when Bazbeaux moved across the street in Broad Ripple from their "shack" to a new, fancier spot, but nothing has really changed except the location up there. I see no reason to expect they'll change anything else downtown. Scholars changed their business plan, along with their remodel. That's a big difference.
    • Change is Good
      While it was a fun atmosphere at the current location, I can see why it is going to be desirable to move to new digs. I wonder how much more space this is for them, or if it is just relatively the same size just a better use of space?

      I think it is a good move, and really, Stout could break it up into three storefronts, which could be a great thing for that part of Mass.
    • Smart Move
      The fact that the current Baz has about 50% of its space underground and is dungeon-like, makes it all the more better that they will be in a brand new space across the street! It will add more restaurants to the best street in downtown- Mass Ave- because another tenant will occupy their current spot which I would think is undoubtably less $, so more lesser known eat's will be able to afford it. Bring on the restaurants to Mass Ave!!! I hope another restaurant goes in that 3 mass building, that would be awesome!
    • Fresh toppings need a fresh space!
      As a former waiter at the downtown Bazbeaux location, I can tell you that the restaurant desperately needed a new venue. Their current location was in need of some extreme renovations from an operations standpoint, and the new space across the street will allow everyone easy access (no stairs to navigate) to excellent pizza, sandwiches and salads. As for the comment about pricing and Pizza King--well, I'd rather pay more for freshly chopped ingredients, sausage seasoned and prepared on-site, and homemade salad dressings, and pizza sauces any day, over the processed mystery ingredients from other "pizza" places.
    • Bazbeaux @ Lunchtime
      I'm happy for Bazbeaux and their move, but my biggest problem with them is that I typically don't get out for lunch from my downtown office until 1:30 or later, and at that point they have NO pizza left. Is it really too much to expect that they'd have some pizza left by that point?
    • boring
      Definitely not the best pizza in town...
    • Who knows
      It will be a strange thing, but could be fine. I can see why restaurants don't like basements, but they can be fun sometimes. I love the downstairs spot at Siam's. Hopefully this will help 3Mass not to feel so... what's the word?
    • Great Pizza
      BazBeaux is one of my favorites in the Carmel Arts District. You cant beat their lunch specials.

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