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Neal Brown out, Late Harvest chef in at Nora development

June 20, 2013

Late harvest Ryan NelsonNeal Brown’s Pizzology Pizzeria & Pub won’t be coming to Nora Plaza after all, but another local restaurateur has committed to the space. Indianapolis-based PK Partners, which is leading a $2 million redevelopment of the 8,000-square-foot building that formerly housed Café Nora, says it was unable to finalize a lease with Brown. “We worked with Neal Brown and his team for many months and fully negotiated the lease,” PK Partners said in a statement. “In the end, Pizzology decided not to move forward.” IBJ first reported in May 2012 that Brown, who launched the pizza concept in Carmel in 2009, was interested in the Nora location. Brown could not be reached for comment. Meanwhile, Ryan Nelson (pictured above), chef/owner of Late Harvest Kitchen at Keystone at the Crossing, will launch his second local restaurant by anchoring the eastern portion of PK Partners’ Nora Shops West. The concept will be a chef-driven barbecue restaurant with a menu featuring various geographic regions of barbecue and focusing on sustainably raised beef and pork, according to PK Partners. Nelson again is teaming with PK Partners President Phil Larman, who also was the financial backer of Late Harvest Kitchen. Nelson’s new restaurant is projected to open in 2014.

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