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Yats, Aldi and another steakhouse

Montana Mike’s, a Kansas-based steakhouse chain, hopes to claim Indianapolis as a lucrative new market. The chain wants to open in Greenwood first, said Madison Jobs, Montana Mike’s vice president of franchise…

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BARcelona could close

A manager at the downtown tapas restaurant tells Property Lines the operation is in trouble and could soon close. Owner Frank Schmitz, of St. Louis, recently bought out his partner in the…

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Sexy & Intimate and Scotty’s

A couple of restaurant updates: The owners of downtown’s Scholar’s Inn, Lyle & Kerry Feigenbaum, plan to close the restaurant on Jan. 1 for a month-long remodeling project. They plan to…

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A greasy-spoon grudge match

Long a staple in the South, Huddle House diners are beginning to pop up in Indiana. Can they outmatch Bud’s Chili and Alice’s Iced Tea over at Waffle House? The first Indianapolis-area…

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Houlihan’s gets hip

Kansas-based restaurant chain Houlihan’s has inked deals for new diners at Castleton Square Mall and Hamilton Town Center and hopes to open two other restaurants in Plainfield and Greenwood. The chain also has…

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Dunkin may replace Panda

A shakeup continues for street-level retail on Washington Street downtown. Panda Express plans to close its store in the former Roselyn Bakery at Washington and Pennsylvania streets, and a deal is…

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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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