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.