An April opening is now envisioned for Hedge Row, a farm-to-table restaurant to be located in the new Marietta building at the southwest corner of Mass Ave and Vermont Street. The restaurant is part of a small chain headquartered in Boulder, Colo., and owned by Kimball Musk and Hugo Matheson.
Hedge Row is described as “a relaxed American Bistro with wood-roasted real food.” The name Hedge Row pays homage to the farm Musk and Matheson worked with when they first opened their acclaimed flagship restaurant, The Kitchen, in 2004 in Boulder.
The restaurant will be 5,400 square feet in size with an expansive patio. The two men plan to open a second Indianapolis restaurant, to be known as Next Door, on North College Avenue in the SoBro area in May.
The owners of King Dough now hope for a spring opening of their pizza restaurant, to be located at 452 N. Highland Ave. in Holy Cross. As previously reported, Adam and Alicia Sweet operate King Dough in Bloomington, offering wood-fired pizza, artisan salads and handmade gelato. The Indianapolis site will have a full kitchen, enabling them to expand to serve house-made pastas.
Look for Love Handle to re-open by mid-February in Chris and Ally Benedyk’s new space in the Trail Side on Mass Ave building.
The couple operated their breakfast-and-lunch restaurant on East 10th Street for about two years before closing in November to complete their move to the East End of Mass Ave, where they will expand their unique menu to include dinner, as well as beer and wine.
They describe the new eatery as “a fast-casual environment.” Diners will order at the counter, with food to be delivered to the table.
Also planning a mid-February opening is Penn and Beech Candle Co., coming to the new mixed-use building at 747 College Ave. The enterprise is operated by sisters Brianna and Lacey Doles, and Brianna’s husband, Seth.
As reported in October, Penn and Beech specializes in natural gourmet soy candles and custom fragrance. Customers in the new store will be able to “pour” their own experience, customizing their fragrances in a comfortable atmosphere.
Three Carrots has opened its first full-service restaurant at 902 Virginia Ave. in the historic Woessner Building.
The project, reported in Urban Times last March, represents a major step by owner Ian Phillips, who is continuing to operate his expanded stand in the Indianapolis City Market.
Three Carrots Fountain Square had its official opening on Dec. 1 with expanded lunch and dinner menus, compared to prior offerings at the City Market. The Fountain Square restaurant also serves beer, wine, smoothies, fresh-pressed juices, coffee service and desserts.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.