Gr8 Comeback

‘Gr8 Comeback’: 9th Street Bistro

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Rachel Firestone-Mohammad, an Indiana native, says she fell in love with a chef while living in Colorado and brought him back to the Hoosier state to be close to her family.

Not long after that, they found a little place in downtown Noblesville; a place they believed would be home to their dream restaurant. Rachel said that the place “had so much charm with the exposed brick and old floors and we said this is where we want our restaurant to be. We had put three months into remodeling this place to make it exactly what we wanted and we were about to open up our doors when the (coronavirus) pandemic hit.”

While they figured out what to do with their new 9th Street Bistro, they helped feed their family’s friends who had been impacted by COVID-19. After word started getting around about their food, they started the Sunday Supper Club.

“We actually started at the Noblesville Farmers Market selling our ready-to-heat meals and kind of getting a loyal following there,” Chef Samir Mohammad said.

So, what’s reeling in the customers? “We’ve noticed that they just love different food,” he said.

Samir said he and his wife are inspired by the foods they’ve tried while traveling around the world; but, they have also brought comfort foods to people from their versatile menu during the pandemic.

Now, they’re preparing to officially welcome the community for dine-in service midway through summer at 56 S. Ninth St. All they need is a team to help out. “We are looking for some great people to join us as a bartender, servers, maybe a little help in the kitchen, too,” Rachel said.

However, the couple is confident that when they do open the doors, downtown Noblesville will show up. “That support is definitely gonna be there,” Chef Samir said.