Chicago-based pizza chain Lou Malnati’s coming to north side
The chain’s signature deep-dish pies are renowned in the Chicagoland area, where the company has 56 locations. A private equity firm took an ownership stake in 2016 to spur growth.Read More
Saladworks to launch aggressive Indiana franchising strategy with Westfield store
The CEO of a fast-casual restaurant that offers customizable salads said there’s potential for 20 franchised locations in central Indiana.Read More
Primeval Brewing opens taps in Noblesville after long run-up
After nearly two years of preparation, Primeval Brewing co-founders Nathan Compton and Tim Palmer opened their European-style beer hall in Noblesville to a line that wrapped around the block.Read More
New restaurant to open in former Corner spot in Broad Ripple
The new owners, who acquired the lease and liquor license at auction, operate two other restaurant and bars in Indianapolis—one downtown and one in Castleton.Read More
The restaurant, part of Holladay Properties’ LaGrotte Square development, opened on the same day that a coronavirus-related prohibition on in-house restaurant dining took effect. The owners say they’ve seen good support from neighbors who have come for take-out orders in the restaurant’s first week.
Slapfish, a California-based chain of fast-casual seafood restaurants, plans to open its first Indianapolis location, at 345 Massachusetts Ave.
Plans call for the gourmet burger restaurant to occupy 4,855 square feet on the ground floor of a new office building, with indoor seating for up to 135 people and additional patio seating.
When the restaurant opens at 12955 Old Meridian Street, it will join Bru Burger Bar, another CRG concept, in a renovated Gateway Plaza retail center.
IBJ real estate reporter Mickey Shuey describes the downtown restaurant scene, with details about what’s closing, what’s opening and what’s coming in the future. Plus, find out where you’re likely to spy some IBJ reporters the next time you’re out for lunch.
It will be a third location for Chatham Tap, which opened its first site in 2007 at 719 Massachusetts Ave. in Indianapolis. A second location opened in 2010, at 8211 E. 116th St. in Fishers.
At Upland’s newest pub, in Fountain Square, everything is meant to convey the Upland brand—a spirit of curiosity, outdoor activities and community-mindedness, infused with a Hoosier sensibility.
Two local law enforcement officers with a development agreement for the Florida-based chain have narrowed their sights on locations for at least three restaurants on the north side.
Vendors who sell seafood and distilled spirits have signed leases in the food hall portion of the $300 million Bottleworks development at 850 Massachusetts Avenue.
Speculation about where the first local Wahlburgers would open has been circulating since last August, when IBJ first reported that Wahlburgers, the restaurant concept by actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and their brother Paul, was planning to open an Indianapolis-area location.
Evansville-based Azzip Pizza, which has eight restaurants in Indiana and Kentucky, has a site locked up for its first Indianapolis location. The company said it could open several more restaurants in the area in future years.
Wise tells IBJ Podcast host Mason King that he’s both emotional and excited about his new start, which he says has been like hitting control-alt-delete on his career.
The food hall is part of the much-larger, $300 million Bottleworks development at 850 Massachusetts Ave. that will include retail, residential, office and restaurants, as well as a hotel.
Alabama-based Taziki’s Cafe is the third operator of Mediterranean restaurants to begin scouting locations for Indianapolis-area eateries in recent months.
Fast-food chain Burgerim says it has six franchisees who plan to open restaurants around the state, with sites already secured in Indianapolis, Carmel and Greenwood.
The second location of Rize will have twice the space as the original Rize at Ironworks Hotel in Indianapolis.