February Restaurant News

On the heels of last week’s opening of Commission Row, Cunningham Restaurant Group will be launching their CRG Delivery Kitchen featuring dishes from a variety of their restaurant concepts with delivery in the downtown area only starting in February.
Sam’s Square Pie will be opening Feb. 2 at 2829 E. 10th Street with their Detroit-style pizza.
Commission Row dining room
Mel’s speakeasy. Commission Row opens Jan. 22, the new restaurant from Cunningham Restaurant Group and part of the Pacers Sports and Entertainment Complex at Bicentennial Unity Plaza in downtown Indy. Situated right by Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 110 S. Delaware St., the complex also includes Mel’s, a lower level speakeasy, as well as an upper level event space that overlooks the plaza. There’s an ice skating rink there now, but that will change to a basketball court, and there’ll be concerts and events there as well.
Bagel Fair, an Indy mainstay since 1975, has moved a few doors down in Nora Plaza and reopened in its new, bigger space on Jan. 8.
In the Fall Creek Place neighborhood, The Abandoned Station has opened at 25th and Delaware featuring beer by Narrow Gauge Brewing out of Missouri, as well as pizza and a downstairs arcade.
HopCat in Broad Ripple will be closing Jan. 28 after 10 years at the intersection of College Avenue and Westfield Boulevard. The Grand Rapids-based craft beer-focused chain has 10 other locations, mostly in Michigan.
Devour Indy’s Winterfest kicks off Jan. 22 with more than 100 restaurants in and around Indy featuring special three-course menus and other dining deals through Feb. 4.
On Mass Ave, World of Beer has closed, as has Rooster’s Kitchen. Keep your eye on Rooster’s thought, for a possible rebrand.
A Taproom has closed at 25th and Delaware; we might be seeing some challenging times ahead for craft beer.
In Westfield, the Rail will be closing Jan. 13; the Rail closed its original location in 2020 during the pandemic and reopened in a new location in 2022.
The Snug, a cozy Irish bar, has opened in Irvington south of Washington Street on Audubon Road.
In Noblesville, a music lounge and cocktail and wine bar called Sara’s Soirée will be opening in the former Texy Mexy location.
A wine bar and market to be called Solely Wine is coming to 16th and the Monon in a former Gleaners food bank building.
The city has announced that the Indianapolis City Market will be closing in March for renovations and a reimagining of what the market can be.
In Fishers, Cooper & Cow Steakhouse and Bourbon Lounge has opened in the former Louvino’s location at 116th and Municipal Drive.
Sam’s Square Pie will be opening with Detroit-style pizza near 10th and Rural.
Look for Cafe Babette bakery to be opening in the Garfield Park area.
In Speedway, Borage Cafe and Market from pastry chef Zoe Taylor and chef Josh Kline will be opening.
We’re looking forward to the Commission Row restaurant development along with Mel’s Speakeasy from Cunningham Restaurant Group coming in January to Bicentennial Unity Plaza next to Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

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