Indy-based restaurants to open new locations in Fashion Mall

Two local restaurants plan to expand next spring by opening locations in the Fashion Mall at Keystone, the shopping center’s owner, Simon Property Group Inc., announced Tuesday afternoon.

Public Greens Urban Kitchen and Mimi Blue Meatballs will begin construction in the fall on their spaces in the mall’s food court, Simon said.

Public Greens is a farm-to-table eatery owned by local restaurateur Martha Hoover. It donates a portion of its profits to at-risk children in Indianapolis who lack access to regular meals.

The location at the Fashion Mall is expected to be Public Greens’ third, Hoover said in a statement. It operates at 902 E. 64th St. in Broad Ripple, with a second slated to open in the downtown Cummins Inc. building, Hoover told IBJ in April.

“I readily choose the Fashion Mall for our third location because the Fashion Mall represents the best of Indianapolis retail,” Hoover said in Tuesday’s statement. “We look forward to once again partnering with Simon to add fine dining to the shopping experience.”

Hoover already operates a Napolese outpost at the Fashion Mall, which opened in 2014. Her current stable of eateries includes six Cafe Patachou restaurants, three Napolese pizzerias, and single Petite Chou and Public Greens locations.

Locally owned meatball joint Mimi Blue Meatballs opened in 2015 at 874 Massachusetts Ave., at the east end of the trendy downtown strip. A second location, at 12505 Old Meridian St. in Carmel, opened in April 2016.

“We are looking forward to bringing Mimi Blue to The Fashion Mall at Keystone,” said Michael Kosene, an owner of Mimi Blue Meatballs, in the Simon announcement. “We are dedicated to providing the highest quality food, beverages, service and ambiance at an affordable price.”

At the mall, Public Greens and Mimi Blue Meatballs will join Shapiro’s Delicatessen, another locally owned eatery, as well as Chipotle, Freshii, Pinkberry, Noodles & Co. and Which Wich.

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