Roundup: Quills Coffee hits Indy; new Broad Ripple eateries

  • Comments
  • Print

Here's the latest rundown of eatery openings and closings in the Indianapolis area:

• Quills Coffee is expanding to Indianapolis and should open downtown at 9 on Canal by mid-November, owner Nathan Quillo told IBJ.

The Louisville-based coffee roaster is taking about 3,000 square feet, including lobby space, in the apartment development at Ninth Street and Senate Avenue where Burgerhaus opened last month.

Founded in 2007, Quills has three cafes in the Louisville area, including its roaster located in downtown New Albany. In 2012, Louisville Magazine named it the city’s best coffee shop. This year, Quills became the first Kentucky coffee company to compete in the United States Barista Championship in Seattle, Quillo said.

• Dry Goods is set to open its first Indiana location in November, at The Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing.

The 4,000-square-foot store in the Nordstrom wing will feature contemporary clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories for young women.

Founded in 2010, the store will be the Davenport, Iowa-based chain’s 13th location.

• Panda(ology), which started at 823 Westfield Blvd. in Broad Ripple and moved to Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville in 2013, has closed the Hamilton County location and is returning to Broad Ripple. It plans to open at 701 E. 62nd St., according to its Facebook page.

• Public Greens, another restaurant by Patachou matriarch Martha Hoover, is set to open in mid-November at 902 E. 64th St. in a vacant building that resembles a train depot along the Monon Trail.

Hoover is leasing the building from the city of Indianapolis and plans to offer Patachou-style soups, sandwiches and salads. But the twist is that its profits will benefit the Patachou Foundation, a not-for-profit that Hoover established last year to provide after-school meals to children in need.

The foundation so far has served 1,800 meals to Indianapolis Public Schools students enrolled in the after-school program at the near-eastside Legacy Center, Hoover said.

• Bubba’s 33 opened Nov. 3 at 9770 North by Northeast Blvd. in Fishers where a former Bennigan's restaurant once stood.

The menu from the Texas Roadhouse Inc. concept features fresh stone-baked pizzas, fresh-ground burgers, salads, and sandwiches. It has locations in Fayetteville, North Carolina; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The “33” in Bubba’s title pays homage to 1933, the year prohibition ended and when “people came together to celebrate with friends,” its website says.

• Sisters Place reopened Oct. 22 under new ownership. The south-side institution at 215 Terrace Ave., just off Madison Avenue and south of Interstate 70, closed in May after 31 years.   

Carol Pope started Sister’s with sibling Carole Beyers in a former gas station at 2310 Shelby St., near East Raymond Street and Interstate 65. Pope became the sole owner in 1985 and, in 1991, moved the restaurant to its current location.

The new owners, who formerly operated Dimitri’s Restaurant on the south side, undertook an extensive remodel of the space.

Daily specials include Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables, homemade lasagna, beef tips over noodles, meatloaf, and roasted chicken with gravy and mashed potatoes.

• Chef JJ’s Backyard in Broad Ripple plans to open a second location, next spring in the space at 42 W. South St. formerly occupied by the Ugly Monkey.

The 8,000-square-foot space will allow for expansion and enough room for corporate events, the company said.

Chef JJ's offers culinary events, grilling classes, a retail store that sells grilling equipment, and a pop-up restaurant/catering service known as Big Green Bistro.

• Popeye’s is opening at 6161 E. 82nd St. in Castleton where Poblano’s Mexican Bar & Grill was formerly located.


• Side Street's American Grill at 5130 W. 38th St., in the former O'Charley's location, has closed and is searching for another location, according to its Facebook page.

• Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet at 9701 E. Washington St. has closed. The west-side location at 5390 W. 38th St. remains open.

• Oobatz at 3716 E. 82nd St. in Clearwater Crossing has shut its doors. The location in Zionsville closed earlier this year.   

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Editor's note: IBJ is now using a new comment system. Your Disqus account will no longer work on the IBJ site. Instead, you can leave a comment on stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Past comments are not currently showing up on stories, but they will be added in the coming weeks. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.