Fishers brewpub joins surge in eateries permanently closing doors

The owners of Fishers-based Redemption Alewerks have decided to permanently close the 6-year-old brewpub.

It’s the just latest restaurant closure amid the ban on on-premises dining established statewide in mid-March due to the coronavirus crisis. The owners did not specifically mention the pandemic in a message posted April 29 on Redemption’s Facebook page, but they did allude to “the difficult landscape we are all living through.”

“It is with a very heavy heart that we regret to inform you we’ve made the difficult decision to close our doors, permanently. This, due to several circumstances, some beyond our control, has become reality,” the Facebook posting read.

Redemption opened in late 2014 in the former location of Blue Crew Sports Grill at 7035 E. 96th St. Blue Crew, a Colts-themed restaurant, closed in May 2013 after a seven-year run.

The founders of Redemption included brothers Brandon Smith and Ben Smith, as well as cousin Josh Smith. A call to the eatery and a Facebook from IBJ were not immediately returned Monday morning.

Other recent permanent restaurant closures—beyond the eateries that have temporarily shut their doors due to the ban on on-premises dining—have included the upscale Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in the Keystone at the Crossing area, which announced the move on Friday; Brugge Brasserie at 1011 E. Westfield Blvd., which closed last week; and Next Door at 4573 N. College Ave. in March.

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