Six new tenants set for Garage Food Hall with Cubans, empanadas, juices and more

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The Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks District opened in January 2021. (IBJ photo/Dave Lindquist)

The Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks District will add six tenants in coming weeks, beginning with Twenty Two Juice Bar opening for business on Tuesday.

Visitors will find new dining options on the south side of the building, 906 Carrollton Ave., which primarily was used for socially distanced seating when The Garage opened in January 2021 as part of the $300 million Bottleworks development. Once the new tenants at The Garage are open in late spring, the roster of retail and restaurant locations will reach 26 businesses.

Twenty Two Juice Bar, owned by Fishers residents Ross and Leslie Hanna, is adding a second site after serving acai bowls and smoothies at Indianapolis City Market since 2013.

Among the other five tenants on the way, three are owned by restaurateurs who already have locations in The Garage: 

  • Paladar, a Cuban sandwich spot owned by J Wolf of Garage tenant J’s Lobster.
  • Panadas, an empanadas spot owned by Andreina Paredes Angulo of Garage tenant Azucar Morena.
  • Sal & Pimenta, a meat-on-skewers spot owned by Rogerio and Ruby Tregnago of Garage tenant Gaucho’s Fire.

“(These) tenants came forward and said, ‘We’ve had great success here. We want to open a second location,’ ” said Nicole Ulrich, general manager of The Garage.

Rounding out the list of newcomers are Great Legs Wine Bar, a concept of Geronimo Hospitality Group, which manages The Garage, and Yamallama Delicatessen, an AMP at 16 Tech tenant that’s expanding to a second location.

Two Garage tenants have not renewed their leases: Blupoint Oyster House and Bar and Certain Feelings Coffee Co.

Twenty Two Juice Bar opened at City Market in 2013. (Photo provided by Twenty Two Juice Bar)

Twenty Two Juice Bar co-owner Ross Hanna said he’s confident his business will thrive at The Garage.

“For the first eight to nine years we were at City Market before the pandemic, we proved that a juice bar was a successful concept inside a food hall,” Hanna said. “With The Garage also being a food hall and already proving to be a very successful one, it just seemed like a good fit.”

To do business at City Market and The Garage, Twenty Two is increasing its staffing to 15. Despite challenges at City Market, where operating revenue and several merchant-tenants were lost during recent construction on East Market Street, Twenty Two has survived thanks to online orders.

“I think there’s still a demand in that area of town for our product,” Leslie Hanna said.

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7 thoughts on “Six new tenants set for Garage Food Hall with Cubans, empanadas, juices and more

  1. Happy for the garage. Excited for new tenants, especially the wine Bar and juice spot which are lacking in general in Indy, and in food hall specifically. Not to take anything away from the coming concepts, but hope for some authentic southeast Asian cuisine to come to food hall. Yes, poke joint is solid with lil dumplings for a few select noodle/dumpling options, and chapati beta for pakistani/indian, but still hard to believe indy has zero korean within downtown (or greater 465 loop) or Vietnamese in downtown. Also lacking are authentic Chinese fare, Indian Street food (chaats specifically), authentic turkish (other than bosphorous), and even solid authentic Thai street food (though bodhi nearby has largely generic menu, and other thai in indy fairly homogenous with menu selections even if better represented than other types of cuisine).

    1. It’s really not that hard to believe when you sit down and think about it for five minutes.

  2. More housing downtown to sustain it long term!! Imagine 25 floors of housing upstairs that have to eat several times a day!!!! Money on the same acreage!!!! Your losing money!!!! Build housing above all places!!!! Then the money is there automatically!!!!!! Plus visitors!!!!! Dense dense dense!!! Why do you think new York is loved by the Globe!!!!!!!? Dense!! High-rises!!!!!! Postcard worthy!!!!!!

    1. You do realize that the.Bottleworks development is repurposing the residential elements of the next phase because they deemed it no longer feasible for downtown development given market conditions.

  3. So glad the city market location is staying! Even as the Garage is awesome and doing well, we I Dh residents should want to keep the City Market open too! Its history is unmatched.