Restaurant roundup: Yo Joy, Which Wich, Wolfies & more

October 24, 2011
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  • The Avenue IndianapolisWhich Wich Superior Sandwiches has signed on as a first-floor tenant of The Avenue, the Buckingham Cos. apartment development at 10th Street and Indiana Avenue adjacent to the IUPUI campus (rendering shown). The Dallas-based restaurant chain is taking 2,150 square feet in the newly constructed building. The Indianapolis market has been on the Which Wich target list at least since 2008, when Property Lines first reported the chain's interest in opening 10 new local restaurants.
  • Wolfies Grill, a woodsy themed sports bar chain with locations in Noblesville and Fishers, is planning a new restaurant in Carmel. The restaurant and bar is taking 4,700 square feet in the Merchants Square shopping center, just around the corner from MCL Cafeteria & Bakery.
  • Orange Leaf, the frozen yogurt shop, is opening a new location on the south side. The Oklahoma City-based chain is taking about 2,000 square feet at 6845 Bluff Road, just north of Southport Road. The chain already has locations in Carmel and Fishers and is looking to open several more.
  • Yo Joy, an independent frozen-yogurt shop, is planned for 2,300 square feet in Carmel at 9873 N. Michigan Road, in front of a Home Depot. The self-serve shop is scheduled to open in December.
  • Black Acre Brewing Co. has filed plans to take about 2,400 square feet at 5632 East Washington St. The brewery and tasting room is planned for the same retail building that's home to Jockamo Pizza and Legend Classic Cafe. IBJ first reported on the plans in July.
  • Kobayashi Sushi and Asian Kitchen is taking a former Noble Roman's in Noblesville that most recently was home to Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q. The 3,400-square-foot restaurant is on Greenfield Avenue, just west of Ind. 37.
  • Firehouse Subs has filed plans to open a new restaurant in a Walmart-anchored center in Beech Grove. The restaurant is taking 1,800 square feet in the center along Emerson Avenue just south of Interstate 465. The Florida-based chain already has restaurants near 86th Street and Michigan Avenue and in Avon, Noblesville and Plainfield.
  • Za Pizzeria in Broad Ripple is expanding, taking former office space on the second floor of its building at 801 Broad Ripple Ave. The project will add about 1,400 square feet of dining spot to the tiny restaurant. An earlier post is here.
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  • The Avenue
    In addition to Which Wich, I noticed a sign for Moe's Southwest Grill on The Avenue's construction fencing today.
  • southside
    Does anyone know what they are doing with the old Krispy Kreme building on US 31 South? It's been closed a few years but now they are working on the building.
    • Krispy Kreme
      Would like to know also what is going in former white castle on 135 in greenwood.
    • Dicks BBQ
      Are all the Dicks Dodaus bbq closed now
    • Orange Leaf
      There is also a location that opened in Avon. I too noticed Moe's listed on the fence screen for The Avenue.
    • Fall Creek Place
      Cory,

      Have you heard any details about a business moving into the neighborhood commercial center at 25th and Delaware?
    • Mongo BBQ
      BD's Mongolian BBQ in Carmel closed last week.
      • Indy Restaurants
        I ate at an Olive Garden last night, it was delicious. I then got dessert from Applebee's and followed it up with a nightcap at Chili's.

        Hoping to make it to this new place called Outback Steakhouse that just opened next week. I heard they do great things with onions.
      • Dick's BBQ
        The downtown Dick's (50 N. Penn) is still open.
      • Cheesecake please
        Will somebody just hurry up and open a Cheesecake Factory in the former Nordstrom location downtown? Has there ever been a more perfect location for one of those?
      • BD's
        BoomBozz Famous Pizza is taking over the BD's location in WESTFIELD.
      • 56th and Emerson
        Does anyone know what is happening with all the empty retail at 56th and Emerson? Sure would be nice to get some shops and casual restaurants in that area.
      • La Jolla in Broad Ripple
        Any update on La Jolla in Broad Ripple? Is it closed?
      • Krispy Kreme
        Kathy - That Krispy Kreme was purchased last month. Lee & Associates represented the buyer.
        • KRISPYKREME
          Still dont know whats going there?
        • Krispy Kreme
          The old Greenwood Krispy Kreme is becoming a Select Comfort (sleep number bed) store.

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