Broad Ripple’s Gallery Pastry Shop plans to open a second location this spring at the downtown Hyatt House hotel, followed by a brunch-focused eatery at 319 E. 16th St.
You might remember that in 2018 Gallery had intended to open a shop at 1572 N. College Ave., in a building planned for the southwest corner of College Avenue and 16th Street.
But that project fell through, so “we had to start exploring other options,” said Alison Keefer, who owns Gallery along with former boyfriend Ben Hardy. “The demand is there, and our wholesale (business) is really taking off.”
Keefer and Hardy chose a 3,000-square-foot space in the Hyatt House , which is on Pennsylvania Street across from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Gallery will be on the north side of the property, in the building that also houses the hotel’s parking garage. Called Gallery Pastry Bar, the business should open in May, Keefer said.
Gallery started as a wholesale baker in 2015 at 1101 E. 54th St., adding a retail space at that location the following year.
Once the downtown site is up and running, Gallery will shift its production baking there, while continuing to do some finishing work at the 54th Street store.
The Hyatt House spot will also include a retail operation with daily brunch as well as beer, wine and cocktails; and grab-and-go pastries, sandwiches and coffee, Keefer said. Gallery also intends to offer classes there, just as it does in Broad Ripple.
Once the downtown store is open, Keefer and Hardy will turn their attention to their planned third location on 16th Street, where they’ve already signed a lease. It will be called Gallery Pastry Brunch. Primarily a restaurant, it won’t house any pastry production but will offer for sale a small selection of grab-and-go pastries.
Keefer said she and Hardy hope to have Gallery Pastry Brunch open this fall.