Scotty’s Brewhouse closes another Indiana location

Scotty’s Brewhouse has closed another location—this time in Fort Wayne—as the Indianapolis-based restaurant and bar chain works its way through bankruptcy reorganization.

According to multiple news reports, the Scotty’s on West Jefferson Boulevard in Fort Wayne closed late last week after posting a sign saying it was shutting down “for the foreseeable future” because of “some unforeseen circumstances.” The Fort Wayne site, which opened in October 2014, also was scrubbed from the Scotty’s Brewhouse website.

Attempts to contact Scotty’s corporate office and the Fort Wayne location by email and phone Monday morning were unsuccessful.

According to bankruptcy filings, the Fort Wayne location has posted significant financial losses in recent months. In April, the most recent month for which numbers are available, the location posted a $2,776 loss. It posted a $779 profit in March and a $10,416 loss in February.

With this most recent closure, the chain has eight Scotty's locations and a Thr3e Wise Men Co. taproom and eatery in Muncie—fewer than half the number than it did in December, when the chain filed for Chapter 11

Since the bankruptcy, Scotty’s locations have closed in downtown Indianapolis, on 96th Street, in Southport, Carmel, Noblesville, Brownsburg, Muncie and Waco, Texas. The company closed its Thr3e Wise Men brewpub in Broad Ripple last month.

Scotty’s remaining corporate-operated locations are on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis and in Bloomington, West Lafayette and Mishawaka. Its four independently managed locations are in Champaign and Matoon in Illinois; Oxford, Ohio; and Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

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