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.
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
Chatham Tap taking over former Scotty’s site on Butler campus
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.Read More
Upland Brewing Co. using retail locations as linchpin of expansion strategy
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.Read More
Macaroni-and-cheese restaurant franchisee eyes multiple local locations
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.Read More
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.
Formerly of Mile Square Bistro and The Vanguard, chef Charles Mereday plans to debut his revised version of the upscale burger and beer joint as soon as this weekend.
IBJ Podcast: Chef Hardesty’s new SoBro project isn’t a traditional restaurant but you can get a meal there
Renown local chef Greg Hardesty talks about his plans to offer private dining, a coffee bar, pop-up meals and more—even a service to supply home chefs with hard-to-find ingredients.
It’s clear what chef Greg Hardesty’s newest venture, Studio C, is not: a traditional restaurant. But labeling what it is—well, that’s more difficult.
The watering hole will take over the former Open Society Public House restaurant space next door, with plans to debut the addition and a seasonal menu just before year’s end.
There’s nothing like a “coming soon” sign in the window to build an appetite, so diners have flocked to a trio of Hamilton County newcomers that opened their doors this summer.
The company is actively seeking franchisees to open stores in central Indiana and elsewhere in the state.
It will be the fifth location overall for the Louisville-based restaurant chain, which opened a Fishers location in 2016.
The 3,800-square-foot restaurant will maintain much of the menu of the original but add Neapolitan pizza, flatbreads and other elements suitable for lunch patrons.