Owner Catello Avagnale, who moved to the area from his native Italy in 2014, will operate both a restaurant and a market in an 8,400-square-foot space in the Clearwater Springs shopping center on East 82nd Street.
Fletcher Place eatery Repeal to close, making way for distillery, pizzeria
Neighboring 1205 Distillery plans to take over the space along with Greek’s Pizzeria, creating a combination tasting room and restaurant.Read More
Chicago-based pizza chain Lou Malnati’s to open in Carmel this fall
The company also plans to open a location in Broad Ripple next year, but the opening date for a previously announced 86th Street location is uncertain.Read More
Restaurants will be anything but cozy when diners return
Restaurateurs say protective measures and uncertainty about the lingering pandemic might chill the influx in revenue the industry is hoping for once restaurants are allowed to resume dine-in service.Read More
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
Up to now, the business has primarily served architects and designers in bigger markets. Also this week: Lou Malnati’s, Dave & Busters, Godiva Chocolatier, Nesso, Jiffy Lube.
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.
Prodigy Burger Bar, which is under new ownership, is set to open its second Indianapolis-area restaurant this weekend, plus two more by the end of the year. Long-term plans include several more locations.
Union Jack Westfield will be similar to—but slightly smaller than—the flagship operation at 924 Broad Ripple Ave.
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.
The CEO of a fast-casual restaurant that offers customizable salads said there’s potential for 20 franchised locations in central Indiana.
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.
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.
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.
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.