Several new restaurants coming to Indianapolis

July 13, 2010
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  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, an upscale chain based in Illinois, is taking the former home of Bahama Breeze at former Bahama Breeze3815 E. 96th St., the company says on its website.The space has been vacant since 2007, when Bahama Breeze closed, blaming a location without enough visibility. Cooper's Hawk features a Napa-style tasting room with its own mix of wines. The wines inspired a menu including dishes such as blackened blue steak salad and pistachio crusted grouper, along with a lineup of gluten-free options. The chain has four locations in Illinois.
  • Pearl Street Pizza & Pub is taking space in the Century Building downtown around the corner from Coaches Pub and O'Reilly's Irish Bar & Restaurant. The space has a Pennsylvania Street address but an entrance on Pearl Street, which runs between Meridian and Pennsylvania streets. The owner is Charles Andrus, of Pearl Street Entertainment Group, who previously had an interest in O'Reilly's.
  • Bluewaters Restaurant has filed plans for a 9,000-square-foot spot at 123 N. New Jersey St., across the street from the Hudson condo development. The restaurant would be owned by Mo Hanif, who owns the nearby Citgo station and has been trying for at least three years to develop a restaurant for the site. No confirmation yet that Bluewaters will serve Caribbean food, as initially planned back in 2007.
  • Spice Fresh American Grill plans to open a 1,200-square-foot restaurant at 5436 W. 86th St., just east of Tasty's Gift Factory and the Sybaris. The owner is Junita Singh of Greenwood.
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  • Varied Selections
    They sound like pretty good concepts for the locations. Every time I was at Bahama Breeze, it was packed, even on week nights. So, I think it was something more than just visibility!

    Cory: What do you have any more info on the IGA/Supervalue that is going into the former Tutwiler Cadillac site?
  • Mr. Dan's
    Mr. Dan's Hamburgers is coming back! Now Franchising this Famous Indianapolis Hamburger Brand....
  • Mo
    I have known Mo with business ventures for almost 15 years. Congrats Mo on your new venture!
  • Winery In Geist?
    Any truth to a Winery opening up just East of Geist/Fishers in McCordsville right on the County Line?

    There is a website pending for McCordsville Winery and they are setting up what appears to be a large field with Vine Posts and starting construction on a Bldg.
    • The Good Stuff Italian Cafe
      Has anyone visited the Good Stuff Italian Cafe at 4700 N. Shadeland? Supposedly good pizza and ITALIAN BEEF subs!
    • Delaware News Site
      Does anybody know anything about the "chicken" restaurant opening in the old Delaware News site across from City Market?
    • Also saw a new place at Glendale Mall
      Not sure if this has been mentioned on this blog, but as I was driving by Glendale Mall yesterday, I saw a sign on the anchor location (where the Flat Top Grill was supposed to go) for a Pei Wei Asian Diner (from the owners of P.F Changs). I looked up the menu, looks like a lot the PF Changs favorites will be on the menu (noodle bowls, salads, entrees). Looked interesting!

      And I have been to the Good Stuff Italian Cafe. It was good. I wrote about it on my blog and posted a review to urban spoon.
    • GEIST WINE
      http://geistwinery.com/

      Definitely something going on, post have been going up all week. I think it's a great idea and I'm just glad it's not going to be a cookie cutter neighborhood....
    • Geist Winery?
      Is it Geist Winery? There is also a site under construction for McCordsville Winery. Geist would be the better name, but both pop up. That could be pretty cool.
    • Meridian St.
      IGA Grocery is coming to 23rd and Meridian St.
      Dunking Donuts and Baskin Robbins will be coming to 24th and Meridian St. The drive thru was approved.
    • Spice Fresh American Grill Location
      The two business named to show the location of this restaurant are Tasty's Gift Factory and the Sybaris. Really? Nothing else nearby?
    • Dear Johnny
      Johnny: There are other businesses nearby, but those two are its next door neighbors and seemed appropriate to mention. For anyone wondering what else is in the immediate vicinity, there's Indy Tire Center, Next Day Signs, Victory Liquors, Speedway, Squealers Award Winning BBQ, El Rodeo. The Traders Point shopping center is just to the west. Any others I should mention?
    • Oh Rilley
      Ouch. There must be some bad blood between Mr. Andrus and his former partners at O'Reilly. He's going for the jugular by opening a pub down the block.
    • @CreamCrimson
      I drove past the winery yesterday and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what was most certainly A VINYARD! Seems like expensive real estate on which to grow grapes, IMO.
    • Winery
      I watched every day and had predicted that a vinyard was being planted. I have only heard rumors of a winery and think it's a fantastic idea!
    • mccordsville winery
      We are in the subdivisions bay creek and highland springs that back up to the fields of the winery. Right now it is a corn field but there is a ranch fence going up along our back property lines just like the one that surrounds the new vineyard. Are they expanding the vineyard to more acreage- perhaps to the back lot lines of highland springs and bay creek.
      • Suz
        There is a Public Hearing scheduled for April 11th concerning zoning for the Geist/Mccordsville Winery. They are wanting a hotel and wine store to go there too. Check out their sign off Carrol road on the Geist side.

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