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.
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Some are switching their menus to carryout-friendly fare and redeploying servers as delivery drivers.
The order will be in effect for at least seven days. Hogsett plans to seek permission from the Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday night to extend the order to April 5.
Pickup orders and deliveries will still be permitted, but dining rooms must shut to try to slow spread of COVID-19.
Slapfish, a California-based chain of fast-casual seafood restaurants, plans to open its first Indianapolis location, at 345 Massachusetts Ave.
The shop, which will sell handmade items from artisans in the United States and abroad, is taking the space formerly occupied by the gift shop Pumkinfish. Also this week: MAC Cosmetics, Burlington Stores, Aldi.
Combined, the events were expected to draw in upwards of $35 million in revenue for local businesses, including hotels and restaurants.
It will add to a mix of new businesses in the town center. Also this week: Dave & Buster’s, VetIQ, Jiffy Lube, Ross Dress for Less, Sears Outlet and more.
The Indianapolis location of Dagwood’s Deli & Sub Shop, which opened in 2016, is set to close next week.
A chef, a restaurateur and two restaurants were named as semifinalists for the James Beard Awards, which are often referred to as the Oscars of the restaurant industry.
Sardar Biglari, CEO of Steak n Shake parent Biglari Holdings Inc., said in his annual report to shareholders that the chain’s performance went from “bad to worse” in 2019.
The businesses join 16 other tenants confirmed for the Garage Food Hall lineup. The food hall is expected to open in October.
The building’s tenants will include Black Circle Brewing Co., Gold Leaf Savory & Sweet restaurant and Early Kind, a cosmetics and lifestyle retailer.
The owner is a Brownsburg technical writer with five children who spent a year studying similar venues around the country. He’d like to replicate Press Play Gaming Lounge in other Indiana markets.
Local restaurateur Neal Brown has scrapped plans to open what he had planned to call Midtown Brasserie in a 73-year-old art deco building at 215 E. 38th St.
The Harbour, YogaSix and Witch Hazel Salon will join a growing list of tenants for the first phase of the 12-acre, $300 million mixed-use development at 850 Massachusetts Ave., officials said.
Gastropub chain Bar Louie Restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday and closed 38 corporate-owned restaurants across the country. But the Addison, Texas-based chain’s two Indianapolis-area locations are franchises and remain open.
The Round Table Recording Co. will offer both audio recording/production and a school for those who want to learn the business. Also this week: Orangetheory Fitness and Goldfish Swim School.