The Indianapolis-based restaurant and bar chain opened the microbrewery location more than eight years ago to supply the Scotty’s chain with its own brand of craft beer.
Chatham Tap taking over former Scotty’s site on Butler campus
It will be a third location for Chatham Tap, which opened its first site in 2007 at 719 Massachusetts Ave. in Indianapolis. A second location opened in 2010, at 8211 E. 116th St. in Fishers.Read More
Sun King to open Broad Ripple taproom at former Thr3e Wise Men site
Indianapolis-based Sun King acquired the business assets of the former Thr3e Wise Men location on Broad Ripple Avenue in an auction Thursday.Read More
Five more Scotty’s Brewhouse locations call it quits
The corporate owner of many of the remaining Scotty’s Brewhouse restaurants said it had closed all of its operations. The decision leaves less than a handful of independently owned Scotty’s locations.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Scott Wise talks Scotty’s, starting over and his new restaurant Roots
Wise tells IBJ Podcast host Mason King that he’s both emotional and excited about his new start, which he says has been like hitting control-alt-delete on his career.Read More
The chain's performance declined after founder Scott Wise sold it in December 2016, and in recent months it has closed four restaurants and announced plans to close a fifth.
The suit against Scott Wise alleges that two investors lost more than $1 million they had invested, due to Wise’s misleading statements and shares that were never properly registered. Wise said he didn’t mislead any investor in Scotty’s Brewhouse.
In the suit, a former business partner of Scott Wise says he was defrauded out of his $300,000 investment in the Scotty’s Brewhouse on Main Street.
A Scottsdale, Arizona-based company announced Friday that it has closed on its acquisition of Indianapolis-based restaurant chain Scotty’s Brewhouse. IBJ first reported the deal in October.
The deal with an Arizona-based private-equity firm could take the small Indianapolis-based chain to 200 restaurants within the next four years, including locations in Japan.
The concept from local restaurateur Scott Wise will occupy 6,400 square feet of space on the ground level of the parking garage under construction next to Clowes Hall.
Scott Wise, who operates nine restaurants in Indiana, plans to open two more Scotty’s Brewhouses in Indiana next year. However, his company also is losing the management contracts on two restaurants that carry the Scotty’s name.
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Several local eateries are going through a growth spurt, adding locations despite central Indiana diners’ reputation for being
addicted to national chains. Ironically enough, the expansions could be the first step in transforming the local restaurants
into chains themselves.