Conner Prairie is teaming with Carmel-based hospitality company Ritz Charles on a $3 million project that will renovate the historic Chinese House at the Fishers living history museum and add an event venue along the White River.
In September, the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals denied a variance request from Forrest and Charlotte Lucas to allow for large gatherings on their massive West 116th Street estate. That decision hasn’t stopped the parties.
The company dreamed of becoming a major hospitality industry player and saw Grand Park Sports Campus as the place to hit a home run. But there were signs of trouble from the start, and unpaid bills quickly piled up.
Taki and Jeanette Sawi of Santorini Greek Kitchen, in Fountain Square, are branching out to open a large banquet facility in a nearly century-old warehouse on the southwestern edge of downtown just across the White River and not far from Lucas Oil Stadium.
Six years after having the area’s largest catering business sold out from under him, Jack Bayt is back, leading a revamped Crystal Catering. But the new iteration is much smaller than in the days when Bayt and his partners wanted to become a regional or even national player.
A stand-alone banquet and conference center in Fishers is scheduled to go on the block at a July 17 sheriff’s sale, but its owners say that’s a mistake they hope to resolve before then.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has put its merchandise and food and beverage contracts up for bid for the first time in its 104-year history.
A new survey shows 83 percent of companies polled plan to host holiday parties this year, up from 68 percent a year ago.
Owners, restaurateurs are hoping to avoid new ordinances.
Crystal Food Services plans to team with several prominent restaurant chains for a nationwide expansion after severing ties
with Marsh Supermarkets Inc. early next year. The locally based catering and food-service company will report directly to
Florida-based Sun Capital Partners, which acquired Marsh in September.