B’s Po Boy is opening a second location, at the Coal Factory in Irvington, while Three Pints Brewpub in Plainfield has expanded to Martinsville.
• Owned by Deb and Ryan Borchelt, B’s Po Boy will take about 4,500 square feet of space fronting Bonna Avenue and the planned Pennsy Trail. The restaurant should be open sometime next summer.
B’s Po Boy will offer authentic, New Orleans po boy sandwiches, gumbo, entree salads, and beer and wine. Similar to the Fountain Square location at 1261 Shelby St., it also will feature two outdoor bocce ball courts and giant jenga.
The Coal Factory encompasses 50,000 square feet on the south side of Bonna Avenue between Ritter Avenue and Audubon Road. It will house Black Acre Brewing Company’s new brewing facility, in addition to a mix of retail and restaurant offerints.
• Adjacent to the Coal Factory, Inhabit Living at 211 S. Ritter Ave. has opened a modern home furnishings showroom where its production facility has been located for the past seven years. The showroom features hand-selected items from around the world showcased through design vignettes.
• Three Pints Brewpub at 5020 Cambridge Way in Plainfield has opened a brewery and tasting room on State Road 39 in Martinsville, allowing the business to increase brewing capacity from 700 barrels per year to around 4,000.
The new location will allow Three Pints to offer more varieties and more seasonal brews, and to sell its beers in local restaurants, bars and liquor stores, owner Tom Hynes said. He opened Three Pints in November 2010.
• Downtown Doggie is set to move to 925 E. Vermont St. by the first of December, owner Jodi Parks said. She opened the doggie daycare four years ago at 1025 N. New Jersey St. and has outgrown the space.
• A2Z Cafe at 4705 E. 96th St. has reopened and is now serving dinner Thursday through Saturday.
The cafe closed temporarily Aug. 31 but reopened under new ownership. After 10 years, owners Ashraf and Zulma Boutros handed the reins to Tom and Gina Rosenow.
The dinner menu features chopped steak, meatloaf, Parmesan crusted chicken and Asian infused grilled salmon, to name a few dishes, ranging in price from $10 to $16.
• The Refinery, an upscale women’s consignment boutique, has opened at 5361 E. 82nd St. at the Castleton Point shopping center. The shop is operated by husband-and-wife duo Chris and Emily Koschnick.
• Kmart announced Friday that its Greenwood store at 860 S. U.S. 31 will close sometime in mid-January. The closing follows an announcement in September that the discount retailer is shutting stores at 2715 Madison Ave. and 7425 E. Washington St. by early December.
The employees who are losing their jobs will be eligible to apply for open positions at other area Kmart and Sears stores, a company spokesman said. The Greenwood store has 78 employees, less than the 131 at the Madison Street store and the 139 at the Washington Street location.
• Sushi restaurant Iron Sheet Royal Grill at 4873 W. 38th St. has closed. The location formerly operated as WTT Buffet, and previously, Old Country Buffet.