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.
Hogsett closes gyms, entertainment venues and nightclubs—and warns against local travel
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.Read More
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
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.
Pickup orders and deliveries will still be permitted, but dining rooms must shut to try to slow spread of COVID-19.
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.