Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (Nasdaq:GCFB) is continuing to grow with the announcement that it is building a new Granite City Food & Brewery in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Company recently signed a long term lease with Simon Property Group for the development of the new restaurant within Circle Center Mall. The new restaurant, the 29 th restaurant in the Granite City chain, features a contemporary upscale design recently developed by the Company and first introduced to enthusiastic reviews in Troy, Michigan in May 2012. The new Granite City Food & Brewery will be located on the first level of Circle Center Mall near the Carson Pirie Scott department store.
Circle Center Mall has an assortment of over 100 shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences all in one shopping mall. This four level shopping complex is located in downtown Indianapolis in the Wholesale District. Seven hotels conveniently connect to Circle Center Mall Indianapolis via covered skywalks.
The new store has been uniquely designed so that patrons can access the restaurant from the inside of the mall or directly from South Illinois Street. The new restaurant will be located within blocks of landmark Indianapolis areas such as Lucas Field, Conseco Fieldhouse, Indiana Convention Center and Monument Circle. Slated to open in late 2012, the location’s newly designed interior will feature a large open bar which flows into an atrium, an exposed kitchen, and a central wood-fired pizza oven. As usual, patrons will be able to choose from more than 80 made-from-scratch menu items as well as any of the fine Granite City handcrafted beers.“We are excited to expand our concept in the Indianapolis market. Our Carmel location has performed well over the past several years and we expect our upscale dining experience to meet with great reception in downtown Indianapolis,” said Rob Doran, CEO. “We feel confident that the many residents and visitors in this vibrant area of the city will enjoy our affordable and enjoyable customer experience, along with our hand-crafted brews.”