Mass Ave tavern Liberty Street makes its last call
The Mass Ave bar known for its vast selection of bourbons and whiskeys has closed after seven years in business.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Chatterbox owner explains why iconic bar waited until this month to reopen
The historic Chatterbox Jazz Club on Massachusetts Avenue downtown is so tiny that opening under pandemic restrictions would have meant just 20 or so people could be inside. That’s no way to make money. But now, the restrictions are gone and the club is about to reopen.Read More
Garage Food Hall adds to tenant roster, plans room for more
The Garage Food Hall, part of the $300 million Bottleworks development on Mass Ave, has 17 tenants, with two more opening next month. The hall expects to create even more tenant space once pandemic restrictions end.Read More
With pups and personal service, Trust Hardware invests in brick and mortar
The company’s three stores are open 24/7. Each has a resident dog. You can also pick up everything from power tools to local honey to live bait. What you can’t do, at least for now, is order online.Read More
The trustee’s office issued a request for bids for the five-story building in one of downtown’s most attractive locations, but several developers and key players in the area told IBJ they weren’t aware the property was available.
Named The Fountain Room, the 6,300-square-foot restaurant from Noblesville-based Clancy’s Inc. will pay tribute to the property’s past as a Coca-Cola bottling plant.
The owner of several buildings across Massachusetts Avenue from Bottleworks plans to redevelop the property in a similar but limited fashion with courtyards, residential units and new office and retail space.
There are about 115 retailers and restaurants along the street, plus dozens of service-oriented businesses and office users.
Two longtime friends in the restaurant business are teaming to create a concept in the former Krueger’s Tavern space featuring cuisine and décor designed to catch an Instagrammer’s eye.
The restaurant will be replaced by “a modern, casual, California-influenced, Peruvian-style raw fish & oyster bar with craft beer, specialty cocktails and a seasonally-rotating menu.”
Hendricks Commercial Properties has begun preliminary discussions on phase two, but hasn’t decided whether to stick with its original plan that emphasized office space.
Roberts Park United Methodist Church, 401 N. Delaware St., has planned for more than a year to build a five-story building with a day-care facility, parking, health clinic and office space atop the parking lot directly east of the church.
Dollar General launched its DGX concept in 2017. It now has 14 locations around the nation, including one that opened this summer on Mass Ave.
It will be the second location for Moonshot Games, which opened its Noblesville location in 2018. The company says business is booming despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several business owners in the city’s central business district and others along Massachusetts Avenue have enlisted staff members and local artists to paint murals and messages on the plywood covering the facades of riot-damaged buildings.
They are working through a multitude of logistical details as they prepare to reopen for dine-in service for the first time in more than two months. They’ll be limited to outdoor seating until July 4.
A group of 23 local restaurant, retail and not-for-profit leaders has gone on record to oppose the city’s plan to close Massachusetts Avenue to traffic through July 4 to allow for more outdoor dining.
Slapfish, a California-based chain of fast-casual seafood restaurants, plans to open its first Indianapolis location, at 345 Massachusetts Ave.