Instead of trying to continue operating the Meridian-Kessler eatery, Patachou leaders say the space is needed to temporarily house the operations of the company’s fast-growing, not-for-profit foundation.
It has grown from serving 180 children at three schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district in 2013 to serving 1,200 children at eight schools and five summer camps this year.
The restaurant in the Cummins building will boost Patachou’s roster of central Indiana restaurants to 14.
The additions to the food court will include a concept from Cafe Patachou founder Martha Hoover.
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