Indy bars, restaurants and breweries react to closure

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Area bars and restaurants are reacting to Governor Eric Holcomb’s announcement that service to in-person patrons will end through March. Delivery and carryout services will still be allowed.

The order from the governor had owners in Indianapolis coming together to figure out how to protect their businesses while still protecting their customers.

Liter House owner Eddie Sahm hosted other restaurateurs to brainstorm ideas.

Many independent restaurants rely on those customers who come in and sit down and may not be set up for the options left for them: carry-out and delivery service. The restrictions have left some places closing and others trying to find ways to serve their customers in keeping with the governor’s orders.

Sahm says Monday night’s meeting was productive and says several local restaurants are going to lower their prices and set themselves up as neighborhood food markets during this time.

“We need to be accessed in order to do that and we just want all the people that are making the decisions to know it’s no longer a small business pull up your boot straps it’s we are essential and we need assistance to get this done,” Sahm said.

Neal Brown, who owns several restaurants in Indianapolis, wrote a letter responding to the action from the governor, standing behind the decision but asking the state for four things to help out restaurants during this time. The letter, below, has been shared by many other restaurants in the city.

Sahm said he supports Brown’s letter, and he’s asking people to watch social media for updates from their favorite restaurants.

Here are some of the reactions we’ve found on social media from local restaurants. Some were posted before the official announcement was made in Indiana.

We stayed open as long as we could, but as of today we have decided to temporarily close for the safety of our staff,…

Posted by Bluebeard on Monday, March 16, 2020

Open for carryout and pick up. Call us!!! (463)212-8180

Posted by Half Liter BBQ on Monday, March 16, 2020

If you find yourself in need of food or beer, we've got you. Call us to place a carryout order and we'll bring it to…

Posted by Blind Owl Brewery on Monday, March 16, 2020

It was only a matter of time.We are now waiting on the Governor's news conference at 2:30 for the specifics on the…

Posted by Fire by the Monon on Monday, March 16, 2020

As of now, we will be open tonight. Normal hours 5-close. We are then going to work on doing Carry outs and such. We Will update on that ASAP! Thank you all!!

Posted by Red Key Tavern on Monday, March 16, 2020

Hey y’all! COME GIT YOU SOME @milktoothindy TOMORROW 3/16 WITH SPECIAL HOURS 9am-2pm afterwards we will be closed for…

Posted by Milktooth on Sunday, March 15, 2020

Make a call in a carryout order to pickup from Cafe Patachou today if you don't want to dine in! We are here for all…

Posted by Cafe Patachou on Monday, March 16, 2020

Curbside Pickup!If you place a to-go order tonight, we will bring it out to your car when you arrive. Give us a call at 317-259-9412!

Posted by Mama Carollas Old Italian Restaurant Indianapolis on Saturday, March 14, 2020


Posted by Love Handle on Monday, March 16, 2020

In order to be ready for any late-breaking changes from the governor or federal government, and to stay ahead for the…

Posted by Caplinger's Fresh Catch on Monday, March 16, 2020

Friends and neighbors, we finally got the news we had been expecting. We will move up our closing date to today, and…

Posted by Black Circle Brewing Co. on Monday, March 16, 2020

🚨 carry-out and delivery only 🚨 we will be monitoring the rapid developments related to COVID19 and will keep you up…

Posted by Chilly Water Brewing Co. on Monday, March 16, 2020

Governor Eric J. Holcomb has issued an order on Monday, March 16 prohibiting all gatherings of 50 or more people, which…

Posted by Flix Brewhouse Carmel on Monday, March 16, 2020

🚨 In an effort to provide a safe environment for our employees and customers during the COVID-19 emergency we are going…

Posted by Scarlet Lane Brewing Company on Sunday, March 15, 2020
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Turchetti’s family, The time has come for us to close all dine in effective immediately to our restaurant. We will continue to offer carry out sales only, which can be picked up through our meat market (more details on that below). Our menu will be limited and also include a few very affordable take and bake meals for families or singles. We know these are hard times and we’re going to do what we can to support our community, our farmers, and our staff. Our meat market, @turchettismeatmarket, will remain open through online orders and very limited shopping with the highest respect for all of our health and safety. We have three whole cows and lots of pigs coming in so we anticipate lots of protein available. We’re hoping to have more poultry come in this week as well to stay stocked up. We’re encouraging calling in ahead of time but ask you be patient as we may be busy and we’re adjusting as we go. We remain dedicated to maintaining a safe, clean, and healthy environment. We also want to be available for you, our guests in any capacity we can. We will be posting our new reduced hours and menu in the next 24 hours or so. In the meantime, here is how you can help: 1. Visit our website and take advantage of our gift card sale. Buy merchandise, candles, or salami. We ship nationwide. 2. Support our meat market, @turchettismeatmarket. All tips are going to help our hourly workers who are laid off. 3. Order carry out food ahead of time, pay by phone, and pickup your order. • These next few weeks are going to be hard for us small business owners and hospitality workers. Support your favorite spot now more than ever. We’re here for you. Much love, Amanda & George

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Thank you for your patience. *elbow tap* 💪🏽

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