The first retail component of the new Bottleworks District has opened, with a storefront facing the newly recreated Carrollton Avenue immediately north of the Bottleworks Hotel. Good Neighbor is a clothing store which offers a variety of brands “whose beliefs we dig and we support local labels who are making the world a more compassionate and inclusive place for all of us,” said owner Carli Goltowski. Brands which fit that definition include RicherPoorer, Outerknown, Good Man Brand, Baggu, Heartloom and Lacausa.
The Bottleworks location is Good Neighbors’ second, with the flagship store located in Detroit. Blake Thomas has relocated from Detroit to serve as the manager of the Indianapolis store. Goltowski said she is excited to be part of Indy’s vibrant Mass Ave scene, but added that “Indianapolis found us.” She said officials with Hendricks Commercial Properties, the Bottleworks developer, visited her in Detroit to recruit the store for Bottleworks. And she is glad they did.
On its website, the company describes itself as “a home for shoppers who are tired of brands with no roots. We give them a place to connect with brands that have a purpose and offer quality, effortless styles. Ultimately, we exist to be a good neighbor and to make a positive impact on the community.” The Good Neighbors inventory includes clothing for men and women, along with accessories and other gift items. The store is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Among other new business ventures coming to the Bottleworks District:
- Living Room Theaters, showing first-run independent films and scheduled to open by the end of December. The theater is located on the newly reopened 9th Street.
Featuring eight screens, Living Room Theaters is described as an upscale operation which shows “the best in indie, foreign and local films in intimate, living-room style theaters.”
The first of its kind for Indianapolis, the theater will boast a mix of exclusive new releases talked-about independent films in what it calls “a sophisticated, comfortable environment.” Food and drinks, including cocktails, beer and wine, will be available at the cinema.
Tickets will be between $9 and $13 for all moviegoers. Tickets and more information about Living Room Theaters can be found at www.bottleworksdistrict.com.
- As previously reported, The Garage food hall will open on Tuesday, Jan. 5, with more than 20 independently owned local and regional vendors in the two buildings with roll-up doors.
A wide variety of cuisine will be offered in The Garage. Vendors include The Harbour, seafood, a venture by MacNivens;, La Chinita Poblana, Asian-fusion taqueria; J’s Lobster & Fish Market; Lick Ice Cream; Poke Guru, an Asian-fusion twist on a traditional Hawaiian favorite; Daredevil Brewery; Azucar Morena, Venezuelan-inspired food featuring Arepas; BluPoint Oyster House & Bar; Hard Truth Distillery; Clancy’s, hamburgers; Gaucho’s Fire, Brazilians-influenced cuisine; Abbiocco, Wood-fired pizza and pastas; Sundry and Vice, cocktails; Certain Feelings Coffee, a venture by coatcheckcoffee.com; Herculean Meal Prep, healthy meals; and Chapati Beta, Pakistani-Indian inspired fare.
- Also set to open in The Garage are two locally owned operations, a second location for Square Cat Vinyl (of Fountain Square) and Pumkinfish, formerly located in the 400 block of Mass Ave. The Garage will also house Becker Supply Co., a sporting goods store, and Brick & Mortar, a barber shop.
- Other retail elements of the Bottleworks District include DryBar, a salon, and Plat Collective. Those will be located in the new building along Mass Ave which hosts High Alpha on the upper floors.
- The main historic building housing the Bottleworks Hotel will also house Modita, a restaurant with Asian-inspired cuisine by Cunningham Restaurant Group. A Feb. 8 opening is targeted. Also in that building will be W Nail Bar and Woodhouse Day Spa.
ALSO: Futuro to bring deep-dish pizzas to Holy Cross neighborhood
Deep-dish pizzas – of both the “Chicago” and “Detroit” variety – will be featured at Futuro, a pizzeria expected to open early next year in the 1000 block of East Market Street in the Holy Cross neighborhood. The spot, formerly home to Moto Café, sits back from the street off a parking lot adjacent to the historic but unused diner.
The pizzeria is the brainchild of Luke Tobias and his wife, Sarah St. Aubin. Tobias is also associated with Kuma’s Corner in Fountain Square.
According to news reports, the new eatery will make three styles of pizza: crispy, wafer-thin crust tavern-style pizza cut into squares; a rectangular Detroit-style aerier than the tavern option and featuring a soft crispy edge; and Chicago deep-dish pan-baked pizza with lots of cheese and sauce.
PHOTO ABOVE: The clothing store Good Neighbor sits in the former Coca-Cola administration building just north of Bottleworks Hotel.