Pure Eatery in Fishers cites staffing woes for decision to close
The 6-year-old restaurant and bar in a busy area along 116th Street was one of the top-rated eateries in Fishers, ranking No. 10 out of 151 restaurants in the city that were rated by Tripadvisor.com readers.Read More
Former Colts player, Stacked Pickle owner Gary Brackett files for bankruptcy
Brackett, who played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2003 to 2011, got into the restaurant business after retiring from the NFL. He closed his Stacked Pickle sports-bar chain in May 2020 because of the pandemic.Read More
Sports bar Champps ends 20-year run in downtown Indianapolis
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The owners of The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe said “several different factors” are leading them to close the restaurant and retire, including repercussions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Patrick and Beth Aasen, who founded the restaurant at 9 W. Main St. in late 2010 with their son, Carmel City Council member Adam Aasen, said they plan to retire after 40 years in the restaurant business.
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.”
The company, which opened a location in downtown Indianapolis in 2016, describes its business as being in a “mothballed period” and said that it anticipates reopening venues “once it is safe to do so.”
The longtime Meridian-Kessler sports bar and restaurant that announced last month it was closing “until further notice” is at the center of an ongoing legal dispute between the original owner and the new owner, who now wants out of the deal to buy the business.
Owners Vivian and Larry Lawhead said the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting an earlier-than-expected end to the business they started at 620 S. Rangeline Road in 2010.
The sports bar and restaurant discontinued dine-in service on Oct. 30 because of the rise in COVID-19 cases. It announced Sunday that it had decided to close “until further notice.”
BoomBozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse has called quits after four years in Fishers. A liquor store chain has acquired the building and is planning to open there in January.
Shoefly Public House suspended operations on Saturday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The initial plan was to reopen, but the owners soon decided to make the closure permanent.
Neighboring 1205 Distillery plans to take over the space along with Greek’s Pizzeria, creating a combination tasting room and restaurant.
The highly rated restaurant, which opened in a century-old barn more than six years ago, plans to close for good on Nov. 1.
Indianapolis is down to just one Ruby Tuesday’s location. The chain now operates 236 dining rooms in total, a decrease from more than 500 three years ago.
Ed Sahm, the restaurant group’s founder and owner, said the pandemic-related exodus of downtown office workers meant the two locations are no longer financially viable.
In a Facebook post, the owners of the restaurant blamed “the pandemic and our inept government” for the closure.
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Meanwhile, plans are in the works for a $12 million International Marketplace welcome center and museum that would replace a former Value City Furniture store.
Primanti Bros., which is known for serving french fries on its sandwiches, has permanently closed its downtown restaurant in Circle Centre Mall, at 49 W. Maryland St., according to its Facebook page.
Carmel outdoor shopping center Clay Terrace has two sizable restaurant spaces to fill after the closures of Mitchell’s Fish Market and Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano.
St. Louis-based Sugarfire Smoke House has closed its downtown Indianapolis restaurant following ongoing issues with the building’s landlord.