A slightly different twist on the Scotty’s Brewhouse chain will anchor Butler University’s new parking garage next to Clowes Hall, the university announced Thursday afternoon.
Scotty’s Dawghouse, paying homage to Butler's bulldog mascot, will occupy 6,400 square feet at the northeast corner of Sunset Avenue and Lake Road. Construction should begin in November and finish in February, the university said.
“We’re thrilled to bring one of Indiana’s most successful and popular restaurant concepts to Butler,” Michael Kaltenmark, director of external relations, said in a written statement. “We listened to our students, employees, alumni and midtown neighbors, and believe Scotty’s will be a great fit for the Butler community.”
Restaurateur Scott Wise founded the Scotty’s chain in Muncie in 1997. As president and CEO of A Pots & Pans Production, the management company for Scotty’s Brewhouse, he operates 11 of the restaurants in Indiana, in addition to Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. in Broad Ripple, C3 Bar in Bloomington and Scotty’s Brew Club in Franklin.
Scotty’s Dawghouse will serve lunch and dinner and seat about 250 to 300 patrons between its dining room and outdoor patio. The family-friendly restaurant will be open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
The restaurant is expected to employ 75 to 100 part-time and full-time workers.
The $20 million, five-level parking garage is set to open in August and features a total of 17,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor.
Butler is funding the cost of the garage, and Indianapolis-based Keystone Group is building it on an existing lot between Clowes Memorial Hall and Lake Road.
Donna Hovey and Gordon Hendry of CBRE represented Butler as leasing agents.