TikTok, Instagram and Facebook are full of videos and photo spreads of people enjoying a restaurant or bar experience at home. From Oregon to Munich, people have gotten creative during quarantine to let the good times keep rolling.
Pittsburgh-based restaurant-and-bar chain closes last Indy location
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.Read More
BBQ joint, Books & Brews site join long list of area restaurants to call it quits during pandemic
While numerous Indianapolis-area restaurants are looking forward to reopening their dining rooms this week, many others are no longer around to get the chance.Read More
Memorial Day weekend gave Indianapolis restaurants a small boost, report says
Indianapolis restaurants got a much-needed boost during the Memorial Day weekend, as in-person dining services resumed for the first time in more than two months—at least on an outdoor basis. But dining numbers paled in comparison to a year ago.Read More
City moving forward with plans to close streets for dining, despite Mass Ave merchant concerns
Altogether, more than 50 restaurants across the city have submitted applications to expand outdoor dining, including four on Broad Ripple Avenue and five on Illinois Street.Read More
The interruption in downtown convention business caused the closure. Also this week: Studio C, Tandoor & Tikka, Peppy Grill, The Fudge Kettle, 21st Amendment Wine & Spirits.
DGX represents a new direction for Dollar General, which has traditionally focused on small-town and rural locations. Also this week: Quaff ON!, Bru Burger, Jiffy Lube, Tire Discounters, 16 Bit Bar + Arcade.
The new franchisee for the 16 Popeyes locations is Cincinnati-based Gilligan Co., which operates convenience stores and quick-service restaurants including Subway and Dunkin Donuts.
Press Play Gaming Lounge, Two Chicks District Co. and Bella Pizzeria are following through with plans announced before the shut-down. Punch Bowl Social, meanwhile, aims to reopen this fall.
The other street closures—to Massachusetts Avenue, Broad Ripple Avenue and Georgia Street—will remain in effect through July 4, the city said.
St. Louis-based Sugarfire Smoke House has closed its downtown Indianapolis restaurant following ongoing issues with the building’s landlord.
On Monday, Marion County entered Phase 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan, which among other relaxed restrictions included allowing restaurants to serve patrons indoors, up to 50% of their dining-room capacity.
We all were taught early that two wrongs don’t make a right. What has happened to our city is inexcusable.
Patachou, which operates 12 restaurants in Indianapolis and Carmel, is among a growing number of local companies that have sued their insurers for claim denials related to COVID-19 business losses.
They are working through a multitude of logistical details as they prepare to reopen for dine-in service for the first time in more than two months. They’ll be limited to outdoor seating until July 4.
The restaurant opened in 2014. The chain also has locations in Carmel, Schererville and Valparaiso.
Marion County’s reopening plan allows restaurants to open at 50% capacity on Friday—but only if diners eat outside.
The Facebook page for the upscale restaurant lists the location as “permanently closed.” It has been removed from the company’s online list of restaurants, and its local phone number no longer works.
The northwest-side location, in the Willow Lake East shopping center, was Bravo!’s last remaining Indianapolis location. Its parent company, Florida-based FoodFirst, filed for bankruptcy protection last month.
The seller of customizable doughnuts that started in Pendleton will be joined later this year by a second store in a new Westfield retail center.
Restaurateurs didn’t know what to expect early Monday, but patrons likely will see staff members in masks, tables spread at least six feet apart and rigorous cleaning protocols.