IBJ Podcast: Chatterbox owner explains why iconic bar waited until this month to reopen

If you’ve ever been inside the historic Chatterbox Jazz Club on Massachusetts Avenue downtown, you have a pretty good idea why it didn’t reopen at 50% or even 75% capacity.

It’s so tiny, the restrictions would have meant only about 20 patrons could be inside at any given time. And owner David Andrichik said that’s a recipe for losing more money than being closed completely.

But now that Marion County health officials have eliminated all pandemic restrictions, the Chatterbox is about to reopen for the first time in more than 15 months.

Andrichik talks with podcast Mason King about what it will take to reopen the bar, what the closure has cost him and what he’s been thinking about while he’s been waiting.

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