Scotty's looking downtown

August 16, 2007
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Scotty’s BrewhouseScotty's Brewhouse, the Indiana college town institution, is working on plans for new restaurants in downtown Indianapolis, Chicago and Charlotte, N.C. The restaurant would like to locate at Pan Am Plaza, said Scotty Wise, the founder and president. They also may consider Penn Centre. Scotty's now has four locations, in Muncie, Lafayette, Bloomington and along 96th Street in Indianapolis. Wise is negotiating for new restaurant space in Charlotte's EpiCentre, a huge downtown mall, and in Old Town Chicago. Talks for a downtown Indy restaurant aren't as far along because of a shortage of quality space, Wise said.

PLUS: Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli plans to open at the northwest corner of 116th Street and Guilford Avenue in Carmel. The restaurant features sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups, along with desserts, ice cream, shakes and malts. It's the first Indiana location for the chain, which has more than 35 stores, mostly in Colorado.
  • Thanks Cory for reporting on this. I knew you would be able to dig up more information than I could from the employee. Too bad they couldn't locate in the old foodcourt and Golds Gym next to Bucca and near Weber Grill. I work near that area and could use some more decent lunch time restaraunts that aren't over-priced. Good to know they are expanding outside of the state, I think it will be a win for those states as well.
  • Mmmm Waffle Fries
  • It's nice to see that there is interest in the retail spaces for Penn Centre and a new Pan Am Plaza. This is great news foe Penn Centre especially. I am really thinking that this thing will happen :)
  • Penn Centre? For some reason, I am having a hard time picturing Scotty's Brewhouse in the same development as Le Meridien. Anyone else feeling me on this one?
  • Mark:

    Nothing I repeat nothing will be done with the Illinois Building (SE Corner of Illinois St. and Market St. ) as the owners ground lease is up in around 15 years. That means that if anyone puts any amount of money into the building (retail/restaurant/office) they will no longer have the right to it when the ground lease expires. This is why the building is sitting empty on one of the most desirable location in the city.
  • what about where smokeybones was DT?
  • Thanks for all your feedback. We will make a downtown location work sometime soon! The Smokey Bones location is being held tight by Darden right now. Next to Weber will be a Bar Louie (out of Chicago) very soon. Or, so rumor has it... thanks all. -Scotty
  • i love bar louie (in napierville) - but, i'm a ball state grad and have enjoyed scotty's since it's inception. good luck!

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