The Scotty's Brewhouse in Noblesville has abruptly closed, the Indianapolis-based restaurant and bar chain announced Wednesday, marking the fifth closure for Scotty’s since the end of last year.
The location at 14741 Hazel Dell Crossing opened in 2015 in a building the formerly housed a La Hacienda restaurant.
“Regretfully, our Hazel Dell Crossing location in Noblesville is permanently closed for business effective immediately,” the company said on Twitter. “This is due to circumstances outside of our control with a 3rd party entity. We would like to thank our wonderful employees for their service and dedication.”
Scotty’s did not offer any further explanation.
In mid-December, Scotty’s Holdings LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announced plans to close four Scotty's Brewhouse locations by the end of 2018.
Restaurants in downtown Indianapolis, Carmel, Muncie and Waco, Texas, were closed. The downtown restaurant opened in 2009 and the Carmel restaurant opened in 2014.
The Noblesville closure leaves the chain with 12 Scotty’s locations and two Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. locations.
Scotty’s Brewhouse was founded in 1996, when Indianapolis resident Scott Wise opened a restaurant in Muncie after graduating from Ball State University.
Wise built the chain to 17 locations before selling it to Scottsdale, Arizona-based Due North Holdings LLC in late 2016 for a reported $20 million
Wise is facing multiple recent lawsuits that accuse him of misleading investors, which he denies.