Pizza-and-beer restaurant to open first Indiana location

The state’s first Pies & Pints restaurant is set to open later this year in Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville, the shopping center's landlord, Simon Property Group, announced Monday.

The Columbus, Ohio-based chain, which was named one of the nation's hottest restaurant concepts by Restaurant Business, is expected to occupy a 3,500-square-foot space across from Dick’s Sporting Goods in the outdoor mall. An opening date is still to be scheduled.

Pies & Pints, which has 14 locations, finished 14th last year on the Future 50, Restaurant Business' annual ranking of fast-growing restaurant concepts. The chain had 12 locations at the time that were averaging more than $3 million in annual sales per unit. 

Pies and Pints features more than 20 specialty pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches, salads and a variety of craft beers made from locally sourced ingredients. The pizzas are handmade and baked in stone ovens.

The chain began with two restaurants in West Virginia that were acquired in 2011 by a Columbus-based group that's headed by the former CEO of Max & Erma's Restaurants. It has since added 12 locations and has plans for more franchises.

The Hamilton Town Center location will have indoor and outdoor seating.

“We can’t wait to start serving Indianapolis our craft pizza and beer offerings,” Pies and Pints owner Rob Linderman said in a written statement.

Other Pies and Pints locations are in Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

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