Irsay may rescue Colts-themed restaurant

Less than a day after its closure was announced, a Colts-themed restaurant on the far north side of Indianapolis may be getting a reprieve.

The Blue Crew Sports Grill at 7035 E. 96th St. shut its doors Thursday after nearly seven years in business, according to a post on the eatery’s Facebook page.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, however, says he'd like to help owner Randy Collins keep the financially troubled restaurant stay open.

"Randy called me and said."..Got mashed potatoes…can't get no T-Bone!!!.."..so I said we'll float that rent fer a little bit n keep rockin'," Irsay said in a Twitter message Thursday night.

Colts fans and business partners Collins, Dan Dilbeck and Everett Myers opened the 4,000-square-foot restaurant in October 2006.

The restaurant was outfitted floor to ceiling with Colts memorabilia, big-screen televisions and a huge horseshoe-shaped bar.
 

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