Patachou ownership announces Fishers restaurant, new corporate name

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This architect’s rendering depicts the future Patachou Nickel Plate restaurant in Fishers. (Image provided by Won’t Stop Hospitality Inc.)

Martha Hoover, who opened the first Cafe Patachou in 1989, announced Monday a new restaurant to be built near the Nickel Plate arts and entertainment district in Fishers.

Patachou Nickel Plate is expected to be the third Patachou location to launch in 2023, joining Patachou on Pine Street in Zionsville and a cafe in the redeveloped Stutz complex at 10th Street and Capitol Avenue in Indianapolis.

With an estimated 2,500 square feet of space, the Nickel Plate location is planned at 8654 E. 116th St., at the northeast corner of where 116th Street and the Nickel Plate Trail meet. A building at the address previously was home to Nickel Plate Bar & Grill.

Offering menu items including omelets, salads and soups, the Patachou restaurant is expected to open in late 2023.

Last week, Hoover renamed Patachou Inc. as Won’t Stop Hospitality Inc.

The restaurants planned for 2023 don’t contradict the name of Won’t Stop, which includes six restaurant concepts: Cafe Patachou, Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar, Napolese Pizzeria, Public Greens Urban Kitchen, Bar One Fourteen and Apocalypse Burger.

In a statement unveiling the Won’t Stop name, the company cited its forward momentum while honoring its legacy.

In 2019, Food and Wine magazine included Patachou Inc. among its “19 great restaurants in the U.S. to work for.”

“We want to change the idea that you must be new to have value,” Hoover said in the statement. “There is a power of wisdom with age.”

Won’t Stop operates 11 restaurants in central Indiana. The company permanently closed a downtown Napolese Pizzeria location in 2021 and a Cafe Patachou location at Indianapolis International Airport in 2019.

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9 thoughts on “Patachou ownership announces Fishers restaurant, new corporate name

  1. Patachou is just overpriced food, cooked in cheap junk oils, mostly from low/non-ethically sourced providers. Napolese Pizza they got right, in terms of finished product, but Patachou/Petite, and Public Greens are junk.

    1. TN. must not be from around here… the food is overpriced no doubt but it’s far from junk. The coffee is great too.

    2. @Jaron, the coffee is Hubbard and Cravens. My understanding is Hoover and the HC owner go way back.

    3. Fair enough point Jaron – I probably should have went with “disappointing”, rather than “junk”. There are a few somewhat ok items, but when considering the price/aesthetic/hype, it’s a shame that they use the type of ingredients that they do, type of meats, etc., that just end up being a letdown. even the little things that are easy, like watching them spoon out Smuckers jelly as their “home made jam” is just sad.