The omnibus alcohol bill authored by Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, would also create a special alcohol permit for a planned food hall at the Bottleworks development on Massachusetts Avenue.
The investor group behind Tap & Axe, which includes the founder of craft-focused Hoosier Brewing Co., expects to spend more than $500,000 in the end to buy and renovate its 109-year-old downtown location.
The tax would have the biggest impact in Greenwood, where it could generate $2.5 million in 2020 and $2.6 million in 2021.
The acquisition continues a partnership that began two years ago when Flat12 Bierwerks began brewing all of Books & Brews’ flagship and seasonal beers.
The lobby of the MilesHerndon ad agency in the historic Woessner Building will open next month as Gavel, a cafe and lounge that will offer coffee, beer, wine, cocktails and a limited food menu.
The parent of Scotty’s Brewhouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Tuesday in Indianapolis. It plans to shut down four of its 17 locations, including two local restaurants.
The watering hole will take over the former Open Society Public House restaurant space next door, with plans to debut the addition and a seasonal menu just before year’s end.
The venue will occupy more than 23,000 square feet in the historic railroad station, in the area that housed Cadillac Ranch and the Bartini’s lounge before they closed in 2017.
A new nightclub that describes itself as a “New Orleans-inspired voodoo dive bar” is set to celebrate its grand opening Saturday.
A brewery and restaurant that hoped to be part of the revitalization of the south end of the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood has closed, citing “unexpected circumstances.”
The Meridian-Kessler eatery also involves Scotty’s Brewhouse founder Scott Wise. It will join a clothing boutique and a taproom in the former Big Al’s Superstore space.
All three establishments are set to open this month on Broad Ripple Avenue in former restaurant and bar spaces.
It will be the first Indianapolis location for Taxman, which also has operations in Johnson and Hancock counties.
The Indianapolis area is down to two Claddagh locations after the closure. The restaurant’s parent company says it plans to put the property up for sale in the next two weeks.
IBJ Podcast host Mason King talks to two of them — Bruce Bordelon and Jill Blume — about Indiana’s wine industry, what makes it special and what to expect in the future.
The 13,000-square-foot facility is slated for the site of a former discount retailer, located a block east of the center of Fountain Square’s resurgent commercial and cultural districts.