Broad Ripple is known for its ambiance, locally-owned businesses, nightlife and the wealth of options it offers in terms of dining and shopping. The restaurants in the area include a variety of cuisines and some creative menus. It’s no surprise that the friendly, progressive village attracts new prospects.
Redevelopment plans are in the works for the corner of Broad Ripple Avenue and Winthrop next to the Monon Trail. Major upgrades are planned for the building, including a large rooftop deck and a smaller area for seating at street level. Ample parking will be available for patrons. The premier Broad Ripple corner promises to be a new attraction in the local dining landscape.
Martha Hoover, the owner of Cafe Patachou with eight locations, started her restaurant business with the idea of carefully preparing simple food with fresh, local ingredients. Her farm-to-table approach led to her success. Hoover’s new restaurant, Public Greens, will soon open in Broad Ripple on the Monon Trail. The building is leased from the city of Indianapolis.
Kilroy’s Bar n’ Grill plans to open a new restaurant in the Broad Ripple building where Cardinal Fitness Center was located. Kilroy’s will convert the entire 7,750 square feet into a restaurant and bar with a large outdoor seating area. Reaction to this development is mixed, some expressing concern that the outdoor dining section will take away scarce parking spaces. But many feel the makeover will be good for the village.
Marco’s Pizza in Broad Ripple plans to move from its location at College and Broad Ripple avenues to Westfield Blvd, replacing a frozen yogurt shop. Marco’s Pizza will return to its corner later as one of the stores in a new mixed-use parking structure developed by the Keystone Group.
As for the pubs in the village, you can continue to enjoy some old favorites that have gone green. Broad Ripple Brewpub, the oldest microbrewery currently operating in Indiana, uses solar panels to heat water. They also use biodegradable containers for take-out orders. You can follow their Twitter account for updates- @brbrewpub
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