L’explorateur eyes downtown

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L’explorateurMore fuel for the local v. chain restaurant discussion: Chef Neal Brown is looking to move his popular L’explorateur restaurant from Ferguson Street in Broad Ripple to a new location near Monument Circle. He and his broker, Brian Epstein, have looked at several possible locations for the restaurant, including the former home of Nicky Blaine’s at 1 N. Meridian St. Brown is looking for a location with higher foot traffic so he can also serve lunch. He opened L’explorateur, known for its innovative menu built around locally grown food, in May 2006. Brown also has been working on a new line of gourmet baby food.

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