The format is key to the pharmacy chain’s plan to slash expenses. Also this week: Black Acre Brewing Co., Sauce on the Side, Versona, Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
Big Woods in Nashville closing for updates to menu, decor
The new menu will feature new twists on old dishes, such as meatloaf and fried chicken, and the decor will get a freshening-up, although there are no plans to expand seating.Read More
New owner of Giorgio’s Pizza hopes to sling slices beyond downtown
Elif Ozdemir purchased the eatery at 9 E. Market Street in November with the goal of keeping the existing pizzeria largely as is—although she plans to add a food truck.Read More
Chefs express surprise after ouster from Milktooth
Head chef Josh Klein and pastry chef Zoe Taylor are no longer working at Milktooth, the celebrated Fletcher Place restaurant owned by Jonathan Brooks.Read More
Scotty’s Brewhouse founder Wise joins CBRE as retail broker
Scott Wise, who founded the once-flourishing Scotty’s Brewhouse restaurant chain, starts Tuesday at CBRE’s Indianapolis office, joining a team of 12 brokers in the office’s retail division.Read More
The Indianapolis Fire Department is investigating a two-alarm fire early Saturday morning on downtown’s near-north side at Kountry Kitchen Soul Food Place.
The fast-growing chain’s concept allows customers to stay in their cars. Also this week: Root & Bone, Gavel, People’s Revel Room, Gymboree Play & Music, Portrait Innovations and more.
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Scotty’s Brewhouse, Palomino, Granite City among 2019’s biggest restaurant closures
When Scotty’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2018, it had 19 locations, including seven Indianapolis-area Scotty’s Brewhouses and a Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. in Broad Ripple. By the middle of this year, most of those had closed, including all the Indianapolis-area sites.
The project, whose backers include father/son developers Tom and Ed Battista, has been in the works for more than two years. Also this week: Jimmy John’s, Taste of Havana, Marco’s Pizza and Best Buy.
The founders and owners said the restaurant in Carmel’s Arts & Design District will be replaced by a family-owned restaurant that will serve Mediterranean cuisine.
30 Minute Hit will open its first Indiana gym in Indianapolis’ Wanamaker community early next year. Also this week: Burn by Rocky Patel, Wei Ramen, City Bytes Coffee, Gina’s Grill, Rise ‘n Roll and more.
The Carmel City Council this week approved building manager Keystone Realty Group’s application to use the city’s final available new three-way liquor license for a restaurant at 110 W. Main St.
Hammond-based 18th Street Brewery—which was voted the best brewpub in America this year by readers of USA Today—has officially announced plans to open an Indianapolis location.
Noblesville’s Livery will open in the Hamilton Town Center between Books & Brews and the shopping center’s new green space, across from the recently opened Ford’s Garage.
It’s part of a multi-state expansion that comes just more than a year after the original Thrillz opened. Also this week, the reopening of Cinemark 8, Kilroy’s Bar and Grill and The Boiling.
The chain’s 11th gym here will be an upscale version of what local members are used to. Also this week: Chuy’s restaurant and Vinny’s Drive Bar.
Cousins Subs, which recently opened its first Indiana location in Crown Point, is hoping to open eight to 10 stores in the central Indiana market. Also this week: News on Ellison Brewing and Massage Heights.
Indianapolis-based Steak n Shake drastically slowed the pace of “temporary” restaurant closures in the third quarter, but showed little progress in its plan to turn company-owned eateries into franchises.
The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with subordinates.
The International Marketplace Coalition has purchased a former Value City Furniture location on Lafayette Road to serve as a focal point for the district, which includes more than 100 restaurants.
Florida-based Metro Diner closed its Butler location in March. Butler says the lease is still in effect and it’s suing for unpaid rent. Metro has four other Indianapolis-area locations that remain open.