Revamped M&I Plaza lands King David, Side Street Deli

June 24, 2011
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M&I Plaza IndianapolisThe main entrance to downtown's M&I Plaza is getting a $1 million makeover as the 28-story building prepares to welcome two new restaurant tenants. King David Dogs plans to take a prime street-level space along Pennsylvania Street that over the years has been home to the gym Curves and restaurant Hardees. King David is moving from its current home about a block south of M&I Plaza, also along Pennsylvania Street. Meantime, the former home of Sahm's at the Plaza will serve as a new location for Side Street Deli & Grill, which has locations at 20th and Illinois streets and near 86th Street and Keystone Avenue. King David is taking 3,700 square feet, and Side Street is taking about 5,500 square feet. The building's owner, White Plains, N.Y.-based True North Management Group, plans to install a new entrance plaza for the building with granite pavers and enhanced landscaping stretching along Ohio and Pennsylvania streets. The pavers will extend to the street. Construction began this week, and completion is scheduled for September. Robyn Smart of Lee & Associates represented the landlord in the restaurant deals, Eric Gershman of Gershman Brown Crowley represented King David, and David Beauregard of BeauMar Group represented Side Street.

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  • Cool!
    Glad to see other property owners of buildings that have largerly gone un remodeled or enhanced since the 80's and 90's are paying attention to the other improvements and investments from the private companies and government. This will compliment all the other new sidewalks, streets, and improved facades. I hope King David will have space to permit outside seating as well.
  • Awesome!
    I hope this means for space! It is sad to see them move from their current location, so much history, but if they are gaining more space, more power to them!
    • More space
      Eiric,
      Yes, we will have more space and LOTS more seating. The plan is for almost 3x the number of seats that we currently have.
    • Great Food!
      It's great to see Side Street Grille move closer to downtown. They have awesome food and their Illinois Street location is always too busy for me to grab lunch. Nice to have another breakfast place too.
    • Hous and location
      I love King David's, but I hate the hours. I live downtown and work out of the city. By the time I get back, they are closed. I understand they cater almost exclusively to the business crowd, but it would be nice to frequent them more often. I am also excited for more breakfast choices with Side Street.
      • I can't make their hours of op either
        It really bums me out that I can never make their hours work for me either. I know I would love the place if I could ever catch them open!
      • Barley Island?
        Cory -- Unrelated to this post, but just learned that the Barley Island in Broad Ripple closed? Any info on what may go into that space? Seems like prime real estate.
      • Calle 52
        Cory- Any news about Calle 52?
      • Contractors
        The contractor doing the renovations to this building is Western Waterproofing Co, Inc. Western also remodeled the PNC Plaza downtown in 2010 and finished that project in 2011. Western Waterproofing Co., Inc has been a local contractor to Indianapolis since 1973.
      • History of that site
        Here is a history of that site, going back to the Denison Hotel and Denison Parking Garage.

        http://historicindianapolis.com/features/then-a-now/537-then-and-now-denison-hotel-135-n-pennsylvania-street.html

        Joan Hostetler
        www.heritagephotoresearch.com

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