Sexy & Intimate and Scotty's

December 20, 2007
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Sexy and Intimate?A couple of restaurant updates:
  • The owners of downtown's Scholar's Inn, Lyle & Kerry Feigenbaum, plan to close the restaurant on Jan. 1 for a month-long remodeling project. They plan to rename the restaurant Scholar's Inn Restaurant & Lounge, or S.I. They say the initials also will stand for Sexy & Intimate. Huh? They're also starting from scratch on the staff and bringing onboard Jake Brenchley, the chef at Scholar's Inn in Bloomington.
  • Plans for a Scotty's Brewhouse in Jefferson Plaza, soon to be known as Allen Plaza, apparently are moving forward. Contractors on the remodel of the former bank building have filed permits that reveal Scotty's for the first time as a tenant. No word yet on when the restaurant will open.
    • Interesting. While I have to say I was initially impressed with the rehab of that building, the upstairs lounge was so unappointed, it kind of negated the spectacular modern design of the dining room. I am intrigued to see what they are planning to do, and it absolutely has to be in response to the coming competition by 45 Degrees.

      No offense to Scotty's, but we need another brewhouse like we need a hole in the head.
    • Come on Nick -- you can never have too much beer! I believe Scotty's long-term plans also include brewing their own beer.

      I was just on that block of Virginia and it's amazing how much work is being done there.
    • Sexy & Intimate is about the silliest name I've ever heard associated with a dining establishment. I'm guessing they decided on that after a late half-price martini night!
    • Cory, whats the scoop with that trophy place on Broad Ripple Ave? I have heard rumors it is going to be turned into a bar.
    • Scotty's downtown will do well. Nice to see a local establishment doing well. It might not be a unique concept, but imagine the posts if it was just another national chain restaurant.

      Sexy & Intimate... hummm... that's a new one. But, I wouldn't bet against the Figenbaums. From what I've read, they might need to treat their employees better. But, best wishes to another regional restaurant.

      ChunkyPoo... is the BR Trophy Shop closed? If so, I hadn't noticed. How about some redevelopment on the corner of Westfield and College-- nothing says trendy Broad Ripple like a closed, run down gas station and a Roselyn gone pizza.
    • I thought the same thing Christopher. It doesn't make sense at all, it's meaningless.
    • It doesn't matter how Sexy and Intimate it is if the service remains poor and the food cold!
    • Silly name or not I'm glad they're overhauling it. I hope the turnover of staff will improve the service and the new chef can get food out of the kitchen that is actually hot.
    • Cory s.,

      On Behalf of the posters within Property Lines, I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I think we all enjoy the depth of information that you can provide us, as well as the unique information. I look forward to a new post all the time with information that can't be found in the STAR. I'm sure others agree and wanted to say Thank You!
    • Cory, please tell us the sexy and intimate was only a description of the desired atmosphere, not a nickname for the new place.
    • Can someone from IBJ please let me know why my post was deleted. I applaud the investment from Scotty's downtown and am VERY happy to see them at the plaza. I just don't understand why people scream for local flavor, and the very first post dogs Scotty's & brew houses in general. Why not remove that one?
    • that would be AWESOME if broad ripple trophy finally moves out of the most prime corner in b-ripple. nothing against them, but if they moved out it would just open that block up to some interesting options. i've been annoyed at their location for nine years. i hope the rooster flies the coop in this situation. happy holidays, everyone!
    • JoBu: Could you repost your comment? I had to rescue a couple of sexy comments from the spam filter, but I didn't see yours there.

      Mark: Thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season.
    • As far as I remember you can buy BR Tropy and the rest of the real estate for only a measly 4MM!!! It's been for sale for ever. Oh yeah, almost forgot... you don't get any entitlement (zoning) contingency. Hmmmmmm.... I can't believe no one has bought with such great terms being offered.

      I'd love to see some idiot overpay for it and fail to get zoning (4MM only works with 4 stories and underground parking which will never pass the BRVA) Maybe then an ACTUAL developer could get it for a fair price. Same ol same people. Landowners who think they've won the lottery are the biggest roadblock to good development!

      BTW: BRTrophy owns the real estate and there are no avail liquor licenses in the rip.
    • The BR Trophy site will become a Brothers Bar & Grill, a small Wisconsin-based chain with locales primarily in college towns. Their plans call for a pretty solid restoration of the building.
    • I'm all for a Scholars Inn staff overhaul. The bartenders especially. They've had a snotty attitude since the day they opened.
    • ryan, I've got you beat. I've been wondering when BR Trophy will move out for about 25 years now. But that was back when BR actually DID need more bars and restaurants.

      That closed-up side facing BR Ave. is horrid, a dead zone.

      Maybe it would make a good bank location. (KIDDING! It needs things like Slinky so us old guys can leer at the hotties.)

      And Ivo, bingo on the lottery comment.
    • Thanks for the tip, David. Good work.
    • thundermutt - and i thought i've waited awhile for this wish. wow...well, at least it's happening in our lifetime!
    • LOL ryan. I'm too gray to enjoy a new hot spot in BR--people in the village keep calling me sir. So I guess I'm Harry & Izzy's or Weber Grill material now.
    • thunder - hey, i'm starting to feel your pain - i'm getting older but the crowd seems to stay the same age!
    • cschouten, wheres my props for even bringing the rumor up???
    • Good work, ChunkyPoop. Never thought I'd put those words together, but alas ...
    • May i ask what was at the Harry & Izzy's spot downtown before hand? Just curious.
    • Harry & Izzy's center (bar) space was an entrance to Circle Centre mall at the corner of Georgia and Illinois. The space along Georgia St. was the Colts Pro Shop, and it was one of the few live exterior retail spaces in the mall (i.e. window in the shop). The original tenant in the jewelry-store facade that is now H&I's entrance might have been Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co., but I can't swear to that.
    • The original store front space that stood behind the jewelry facade was Tarkington's. This was a gourmet store and international eatery that provided somewhat upscale meals to specifically European clientele. Their meals were delicious, however the space was very limiting and somewhat uninviting from a dining standpoint. The owners struggled in later years and were unable to sell the store. After closing, they moved back to their New England roots.

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