Retail Roundup: Of bars and banks

August 15, 2007
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Whether you're looking to save your money or spend it on booze, these nuggets might be of interest:
  • D'Vine A Wine Bar plans to open next Tuesday in its new location along East 82nd Street. The wine bar is taking the former Cibo Italian Restaurant space.
  • A bar called Chatham Tap is planned downtown along Mass Ave. A permit filing says the bar will take 3,000 square feet at 719 Mass Ave.
  • Plans fell through for another bar in the former Nicky Blaine's space along Meridian Street just south of Monument Circle. A public hearing notice that appeared in the window has been removed, and brokers say the owners are looking for another tenant.
  • Pizza King has arrived in Broad Ripple! The restaurant is along 62nd Street just west of Keystone in the former home of Tin Star.
  • And finally, two banks have filed plans for new branches: Chase, at 1420 W. Southport Rd.; and National Bank of Indianapolis, at 2714 E. 146th St.
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    • YAY!!! Pizza King!

      I grew up in Anderson and they are a staple up there!
    • Pizza King is cool.

      Anyone know if they installed a train that brings you your drinks? The novelty of that never wears off!

      Also, did they keep any of the jail theme from the old Tin Star?
    • What's the deal with the Beilouny Building - 745...?

      Your interview with the Baloneys last weekend showed them to be real jerks.

      What about the IPS bus terminal redevelopment, Cory? Seems to me IPS could use some $$ these days - isn't there pressure on them to sell this property to cheaper digs, or collaborate with IndyGo? Why is IPS trying to run a bus company, it can't be fiscally sound.
    • Very interested to see what bar style the Chatham Tap owners go with. Mass Ave Pub aside, that end of Mass Ave is definitely more chic than the pubby/hole-in-the-wall south end.
    • I have to agree (with CorrND). Mass Ave Pub
      is such a dissapointment. With all the down-time
      they had, they could have done so much more.
      I anticipated it's re-opening and went in to
      check it out in the first week or two. Although
      I live right by the place, I still never find a
      reason to return there. What I've seen of the
      Chatham Tap room looks nice, more inviting.
    • Speaking of banks, a former bank on Raneline in Carmel is about to become the area's first new Dunkin' Donuts in years. Yay! Cory, any idea where else they plan to open new DD's? I think I have room in my house for a franchise...
    • Er, Rangeline. Rangeline and Carmel Dr to be precise.
    • there a sighn on 38th street for a new DD's its in front of a CVS
    • Any word on if/when Bank of America will come to Indy.
      We used them in Chicago & North Carolina & LOVE them!
    • There's also a DD going in at 86th & Ditch, in front of Ocean World.

      I cannot wait!
    • Vicki-

      Funny you ask about BoA. About 3 years ago I was talking to Terry Sweeny (IDI) and he mentioned that a major bank wa about to move into the Indy maerket and he suspected that they would be utilizing a large amount of office space downtown. Obvioulsy that never happened, but I suspected that BoA or US Bank would be the one.
    • So that's about 10 pizza places on or near Broad Ripple Ave. between College and Keystone, all chains except Bazbeaux. There are even two Pizza Huts. Whoopee.
    • Don't be hatin on Pizza king. I could eat that schizzy EVERY day. Try it, you'll like it.

      Baz is the best, but PK is a completely different animal.
    • So Nicky Blaine's is dead? when dat 'appen?
    • Da Hooey -- no, the OLD location of Nicky Blaine's is the subject. The owner is trying to lease it. The new Nicky Blaine's is just fine across the street.
    • Thanks. indy cannot afford to lose any bars.
    • Speaking of Nicky Blaines, are they still kicking people out first then asking questions later? I have known quite a few people thrown out of there for what seems to be no good reason. Is the Nazi beret guy still at the door? It's been awhile since I have indulged in their vanilla sex martini so I am not sure if that is still the case.
    • The service at Nicky Blaines leaves a lot to be desired...
    • Johnny, I just read the article about the Beilounys you are referring to. I didn't think they came across as jerks at all. Its refreshing to see developers building downtown without asking for any sort of assistance at all.
    • i hate ciggy/ceeegar smoke so i never go in that Nicky B's rathole. I'like a little fresh air with my booze. So what did this guy kick you out for?
    • Da Hooey, I can see why with your hatred of ciggy / ceggar smoke that you would want to make a cigar bar a place you hang out ?!?
    • its all aboput the hate. :)
    • As the original designer/operator of Nicky Blaine's it troubles me to hear negative comments about the service, but I've been away a loong time. Regarding the old King Cole location, venting a kitchen from the basement would be a nightmare, as Qdoba 'acquired' the existing vents.

      Me, I'd look long and hard at the 2nd Floor of that 7 North building - wonderful views of Downtown...
    • I would love to see a Dunkin Donuts open up at the corner of Keystone and Kessler. There is an old beer/wine store that is relocating and that corner would be ideal for DD because it would be on the south side of the intersection as people head downtown in the morning.

      We all know DD is more of a coffee shop than it is a donut shop.
    • It's crazy that I can't order pizza from Pizza King because it is no where to be found! It makes me hungry.

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