The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will provide up to $10 million per recipient to qualifying restaurants, bars, food trucks, caterers, and other eligible recipients based on their pandemic-related revenue losses.
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The Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday denied the request that would’ve allowed for the continued operation of the tavern in a primarily residential neighborhood.
The South Meridian Street bars, Tiki Bob’s Cantina and The Patron Saint, were cited for multiple violations including not requiring masks and social distancing. Both establishments corrected the violations, the health department said.
The health department said downtown club After 6 and Broad Ripple’s Casba Bar both violated pandemic-related health restrictions. Both clubs will have to submit risk-mitigation plans to reopen.
The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute says its Sober Ride Indiana pilot program will provide ride credits to the first 10,000 total rides through April 5. The program coincides with St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The complaint was aimed at Marion County’s pandemic public health orders, which included tougher restrictions on bars and nightclubs in the county than those in most of the state.
The agreement sets restrictions on noise and capacity, based in part on the number of toilets that are available at the tavern.
The move comes after months of complaints about noise and public indecency at and around the tavern, which is located in the former Bub’s Cafe near a residential area.
The program, called the Hospitality Establishment Lifeline Program, will provide grants to Marion County bars, restaurants and live entertainment venues that pay food and beverage taxes.
The owners of 20 Marion County bars and nightclubs are suing Indianapolis, Mayor Joe Hogsett, Dr. Virginia Caine and the Marion County Public Health Department over COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that they say violate their constitutional rights.
The Indiana Amusement Operators Association and the Indiana License Beverage Association said bars and taverns in Marion County are finding it almost impossible to survive due to pandemic restrictions.
Marion County’s COVID-19 testing-positivity rate and hospitalizations have been on the decline in recent weeks, allowing the county to reopen more of the economy.
Bar and restaurant owners across the nation have been deeply hurt financially by anti-virus measures and also are struggling with tough decisions, with some shutting down again after workers became infected or closing as a precaution because of rising cases in their areas.
The move—while expected—extends the pain for a hospitality industry that is reeling from closures that have eateries on the brink.
The order will be in effect for at least seven days. Hogsett plans to seek permission from the Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday night to extend the order to April 5.
Pickup orders and deliveries will still be permitted, but dining rooms must shut to try to slow spread of COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.