Scotty’s Brewhouse has signed a lease for its 17th restaurant, and this one comes with a little twist. Scotty’s Dawghouse will be the anchor tenant in Butler University’s new multi-use parking facility, leasing 6,400-square feet in the northeast corner of Sunset Avenue and Lake Road in Indianpolis. The new restaurant is scheduled to open in February 2016 and will begin construction in November.
“We’re thrilled to bring one of Indiana’s most successful and popular restaurant concepts to Butler,” says Michael Kaltenmark, Butler’s director of external relations. “We listened to our students, employees, alumni, and Midtown neighbors and believe Scotty’s will be a great fit for the Butler community.”
Scotty’s will serve lunch and dinner and seat 250 to 300 people between its dining room and large outdoor patio. The new restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week [midnight on Friday and Saturday]. University officials expect that Scotty’s will be open late following major arts and athletics events as well.
“When I heard that we were even in the discussion as a possibility for this location, I could barely contain my excitement to be the first restaurant/bar on Butler’s campus,” says Scott Wise, president and CEO of a Pots & Pans Production, the management company for Scotty’s Brewhouse, Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co., C3 Bar, and Scotty’s Brew Club. “And the location … I don’t know if it could be any better squeezed between Clowes Hall and Hinkle Fieldhouse. I’d say this is the best way to kick off our 20th year.”
Scotty’s will employ between 75 to 100 part-time and full-time positions. Scotty’s and the parking facility represent an important step in Butler University’s ambitious plans for campus development. Last year, the University completed a $34 million-dollar renovation of Butler’s iconic Hinkle Fieldhouse. Just a block down Sunset Avenue’s newly enhanced streetscape, Butler and American Campus Communities are building a state-of-the-art 633-bed housing facility, which is scheduled to welcome its first student residents in Fall 2016. Future development plans include additional phases of student housing development and renovation, and new academic space to house Butler’s science programs and College of Business.
Butler’s new parking facility, scheduled to open for parking in August, has around 1,033 spaces and 17,000-square feet of retail space on the first floor of the five-story structure. Kaltenmark said Butler is still actively working with other potential tenants.