The newest location for Scotty’s?
At Butler University.
Here’s the press release:
Scotty’s Brewhouse has signed a lease for its 17th restaurant, and this one comes with a 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. 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,” said 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 in its dining room and large outdoor patio. As with all Scotty’s locations, it is “all ages welcome” and family friendly. The new restaurant will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (midnight on Friday and Saturday). University officials expect that Scotty’s will be open late following major arts and athletics events.
“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,” said 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 in business.”
Scotty’s will employ between 75 to 100 part time and full time positions. They will begin taking applications online in January 2016.
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—most importantly—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 approximately 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.
Scotty’s Brewhouse opened its first location in Muncie in 1996. There are 14 Scotty’s Brewhouse locations: 13 in Indiana and 1 in Punta Gorda, Florida (opening in November, 2015). Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co., also owned by Wise, in Broad Ripple, Indiana makes 7 of Scotty’s 30 beers on tap. Scotty’s has a full bar of high end bourbons, margaritas, mojitos and martinis. There is also a vast 10 page, 100 item food menu with everything from homemade pizza to hand-pattied burgers, fries, double-breaded chicken wings with homemade sauces, Twinkie Milkshakes, homemade cakes & pies… and of course those world-famous fried Dill Pickle Chips. Scotty’s has a full kids menu where 12 and under eat free every Sunday and Tuesday.