Plans are well under way for a major expansion of Rabble, the Near Eastside coffee house founded just over two years ago at 2119 E. 10th St. by Josie Hunckler.
Rabble is growing into the space immediately to the east, most recently The Turntable Shoppe. When completed, the expanded coffee house will feature:
- A stage for late night music and other events.
- Extra seating.
- A larger service area, which will include a refrigerated display case to offer more food products
- And a beer/wine license.
The plan also includes a redesign of the back of the space to create a new corridor for access to the rear door.
The timetable isn’t completely clear, with Hunckler working her way through the permitting and planning process. In the meantime, however, she has found another use for the new space.
Clayton Hamilton and Judie Sloan are using the space as a pop-up art gallery as part of their organization, InSight Art Promotion. The gallery is open 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays. Hamilton is known in Indianapolis for his artwork on College Avenue just north of 38th Street, as well as for curating African American exhibits at the Athenaeum Artspace.