Naked Tchopstix to open in King Cole Building downtown

April 15, 2011
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King Cole IndianapolisNaked Tchopstix is coming downtown! The homegrown restaurant chain plans to move into the former home of Nicky Blaine's in the basement of the King Cole Building at 1 North Meridian St. The restaurant is taking about 7,000 square feet, which will include private dining rooms and a lounge for the late-night crowd, said owner Maggie Lee. The new location also will offer delivery to downtown office buildings. Their target opening date is Oct. 1. The basement space in the 1916 King Cole Building has been vacant since Nicky Blaine's moved across the street to the Guaranty Building in 2005. Nicky Blaine's had replaced the King Cole Restaurant. Naked Tchopstix also has restaurants in Broad Ripple, along 96th Street, at the Indianapolis International Airport, at Hoosier Park in Anderson and in Fort Wayne.

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  • Bid General Construction
    Would be great if BCMI could get an invitation to bid general construction for this project. BCMI is building Pot Belly restaurant just around the corner on the circle.
  • Ventilation Issues
    Just a heads up for the new tenant-and, trust me, I know that space-Qdoba has taken the King Cole's kitchen exhaust. Additionally, there may be significant asbestos issues. But, overall, what a great space! Nothing a liitle money can't fix...
    • not a big deal
      based on the last naked tchopstix health department report for their broadripple location that i have seen, they aren't too concerned with many health issues.

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