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No alcohol at Champps

Champps near The Fashion Mall at Keystone can’t serve alcohol for 15 days because of an excise violation in 2005. The suspension is part of an agreement the restaurant reached with the state…

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Drumroll, please: Buggs to open

Three dining options at Buggs Temple are scheduled to open Oct. 19. They include Tavern at the Temple, Buggs Grille and Cornerstone Coffee House. Staff training is scheduled to begin tomorrow and…

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Skewers of meat and more

A few nuggets to break up an otherwise slow day for real estate news:

All-You-Can-Eat Meat: The deal is done to bring the upscale Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chão (fo-go dèe shoun, or fire…

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No more Nothing But Noodles

Arizona-based Nothing But Noodles has closed its local stores on 96th Street and near the IUPUI campus. No one answered the phone at either of the stores or at the Indianapolis corporate…

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Taco battle is brewing

Look out, Taco Bell. California-based Del Taco, the country’s No. 2 taco chain, is planning to open 16 new restaurants in Indianapolis. The chain, which already has about 500 restaurants in 14…

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Restaurant rumblings: Brazilian

At least two more Brazilian steakhouse concepts are looking to open new restaurants in Indianapolis, brokers say. The first to debut locally, Brazilian Grill, opened a few months ago at 86th Street…

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MCL spending $1M to freshen its image

After 12 months of market research, MCL cafeterias discovered younger folks and families aren’t familiar with the taste of
the Mayfield’s Value Plate or the Noon Special. So the company has launched a $1 million campaign to reposition its brand.

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Scotty’s looking downtown

Scotty’s Brewhouse, the Indiana college town institution, is working on plans for new restaurants in downtown Indianapolis, Chicago and Charlotte, N.C. The restaurant would like to locate at Pan Am Plaza, said…

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Simon defending Fashion Mall turf

At least one local broker thinks Simon’s plans to expand the Fashion Mall are a competitive jab at Premier Properties, which is planning a mixed-use development called Venu southwest of the intersection of…

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Here comes Spicy Pickle!

A Denver restaurant chain named for the pickles that come on every plate wants to open 10 locations in central Indiana. The 31-restaurant chain plans to begin construction on its first location…

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Five Guys has big Indy plans

Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries has filed plans for a new restaurant near Greenwood and is looking for 10 more locations in Marion County. The chain also is preparing to open…

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Around town retail roundup

Several new stores and restaurants have filed plans to open locations all over the city. Wherever you live, chances are there’s something coming nearby. North: The area’s first location for salad-focused Tossed…

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Red Robin, Red Robin …

Colorado-based burger chain Red Robin is entering the Indianapolis market in a big way starting later this month. The chain plans to open its first location in Plainfield on June 18. It…

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D’vine move clears way for big project

Premier Properties has taken another step toward its ambitious plan for Woodfield Crossing. The company has a deal to relocate D’vine A Wine Bar from an existing retail building on the Woodfield property to another building it owns.

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Cheesecake heads South

The decision by Cheesecake Factory to open its second Indianapolis restaurant on the south side seems to validate the consensus among brokers that the area has been underserved by restaurants. The California-based…

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North side retail nuggets

A new Yats restaurant has opened in Fishers, at 8352 E. 96th St. The Cajun and Creole favorite is next door to a Blockbuster half a mile east of Interstate 69. The locally owned restaurant also has locations on College…

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