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Mod-Mex eatery Nada nails down Circle Centre opening

July 30, 2015

Another restaurant is set to join Yard House early next year in the former Nordstrom space in Circle Centre mall, while the timeline for the arrival of a third entry is more uncertain.
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Cincinnati-based Nada, an upscale Mexican eatery, announced late this month that it will open east of Yard House on Maryland Street in early 2016. IBJ first reported Nada’s interest in the space last October.

The restaurant will boast 200 seats in 8,500 square feet and serve lunch and dinner daily, in addition to brunch on weekends.

Nada’s menu features modern Mexican fare, including standards such as the pastor taco with chili-marinated pork, pickled white onion, and guajillo Diablo sauce, and the tinga quesadilla with slow-braised chicken and house-made chorizo.

The Indianapolis location will be Nada’s third. Besides its home base in Cincinnati, it has a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.

Meanwhile, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has made little headway on its plans to take the corner space at Meridian and Maryland streets.

Phone calls to the Syracuse, New York-based chain inquiring about the status were not returned. A representative for mall manager Simon Property Group Inc. was not available for comment.

Design plans presented in February to the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission received a chilly reception. Large graphics and paintings of pigs on metal panels that would adorn the mall’s exterior were particularly concerning to commission members.

Representatives of Dinosaur returned to IHPC in March with a more simplified design that still didn’t pass muster. Members recommended several changes, including creating a new storefront window and door on Meridian Street, replacing existing windows and doors, and improving existing canopies.

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