Announced this morning on its social media pages, the City of Fishers has unveiled the first two restaurants to take residence at The Yard, a 17-acre, $40 million culinary and entertainment development project on 116th Street off of I-69.
Burger Study and 1933 Bar are the first two restaurants to commit to developing at The Yard. Both are under the umbrella of the St. Elmo Steak House company.
“1933 (Bar) from St. Elmo is coming to open up shop at (The Yard),” said Craig Huse, co-owner of St. Elmo and 1933 Lounge. “That’s going to be in July of (2019), and not only are we bringing a piece of St. Elmo to Fishers, but we’re also going to open up our adult burger concept at Burger Study.
“The concept of Burger Study is a nod of the hat to an ivy league school environment, but the food, the burgers are all USDA prime,” Huse added. “They’re the type of burger you would make or ask for if you had a last meal type of thing. It’s all prime beef; it comes out of northern Indiana … The ingredients are just top shelf.”
“Fishers residents time and time again have told me they want local or regional culinary experiences, and at St. Elmo, (the) entire branch of restaurants … are an iconic part of the culinary scene here in central Indiana,” Mayor Scott Fadness said.
Huse said in the announcement that it was a “natural move” for the company to expand in Fishers.
“The 1933 Bar is a historic part of downtown Indianapolis,” Fadness said. “When you think about The Yard and coming up to the suburbs, for our community to have these types of places where our residents can engage and go out with some friends and have a conversation or maybe do some business, I mean I think that’s really a part of what the future of retail looks like in communities.”
Chelsea Hudelson, retail marketing coordinator with Thompson Thrift Retail Group, said the restaurants will be separate from each other, with Burger Study facing 116th Street towards the front of the development and 1933 Lounge facing the green space within the development. Burger Study is expected to be approximately 6,000 square feet and 1933 Lounge approximately 5,000 square feet.
Hudelson said she did not know the costs for the development, or the amount of employees each would bring in. Both restaurants are expected to be open by 2019 with a groundbreaking scheduled for the second quarter of next year.