IBJ Podcast: Rick Eichholtz talks about the closing of Ike & Jonesy’s
Rick tells podcast host Mason King about how he became a bar owner, what his dad thought about the idea, and how he feels about Ike & Jonesy’s closing after more than three decades.Read More
Chatham Tap taking over former Scotty’s site on Butler campus
It will be a third location for Chatham Tap, which opened its first site in 2007 at 719 Massachusetts Ave. in Indianapolis. A second location opened in 2010, at 8211 E. 116th St. in Fishers.Read More
Upland Brewing Co. using retail locations as linchpin of expansion strategy
At Upland’s newest pub, in Fountain Square, everything is meant to convey the Upland brand—a spirit of curiosity, outdoor activities and community-mindedness, infused with a Hoosier sensibility.Read More
Restaurateur pulling plug on Hard Rock Cafe downtown
When the location opened in 1999, Hard Rock was still considered a fashionable brand and a good get for a downtown in the midst of a renaissance powered in part by Circle Centre mall.Read More
For the second time in less than three years, restaurateur Gary Brackett is forming a new business strategy for the downtown space he leases at 14 E. Washington St.
The Indianapolis-based restaurant and bar chain is down to eight Scotty’s locations, plus a Thr3e Wise Men Co. taproom and eatery in Muncie. The chain had more than twice as many locations at the end of last year.
The restaurant, Roots Burger Bar, is set to open next week in Muncie, at the site of the original Scotty’s Brewhouse that Wise opened in 1996.
Another Scotty’s Brewhouse has shut down, marking the ninth closure for the Indianapolis-based restaurant and bar chain in the last six months.
The Indianapolis-based restaurant and bar chain opened the microbrewery location more than eight years ago to supply the Scotty’s chain with its own brand of craft beer.
The deal, which closed this week, gives Fountain Square Brewing access to New Day’s lines of mead and hard cider as it tries to widen its distribution footprint.
The Pittsburgh-based chain, which is known for putting french fries on its sandwiches, entered the Indiana market in 2016 with the location near Hamilton Town Center.
A Florida-based theme restaurant chain licensed by the Ford Motor Co. has chosen Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville for its first location in Indiana, mall owner Simon Property Group announced Monday.
High Alpha’s Eric Tobias talks with podcast host Mason King about what he and two other tech execs plan to change at the 81-year-old venue (think glass barware and a larger green room)—and what they think the club is already doing well.
A 43-year-old pizza chain with more than 100 restaurants in 22 states is planning its first foray into Indianapolis with a location near the airport. It also plans a Whitestown location early next year.
The District Tap is proceeding with plans to open a location at 141 S. Meridian St. after receiving approval to add a patio door on Georgia Street.
Three more suburban communities are seeking to impose a food and beverage tax to help fund infrastructure, public safety and quality-of-life improvements.
Formerly of Mile Square Bistro and The Vanguard, chef Charles Mereday plans to debut his revised version of the upscale burger and beer joint as soon as this weekend.
SteadyServ Technologies LLC, a Fishers-based company identified as one of the most innovative startups on the planet just a few years ago, now is now struggling to survive.
The number of wine wholesalers in Indiana has dwindled from hundreds to a couple of dozen. That has raised concerns for small wineries that might not produce enough wine to attract a major distributor.
Established in 2007, BrewDog has 65 locations around the world, including 34 bars it opened last year. Indianapolis will be the second U.S. city to have a BrewDog bar.