The Alley Cat Lounge, 6267 Carrollton Ave., debuted in Broad Ripple in 1975. (IBJ photograph/Dave Lindquist)
The house owners of Broad Ripple’s Alley Cat Lounge plan to increase the enterprise in October by opening a eating and consuming space within the adjoining former location of the Egyptian Cafe and Hookah Bar.
The Alley Cat, 6267 Carrollton Ave., will lease and occupy all 9,000 sq. ft of the constructing, which beforehand included the Egyptian Cafe till that enterprise moved down the block to 6220 Carrollton Ave. in February.
Lori Davis, who owns the Alley Cat along with her cousin, Russell Report, mentioned taking on the area subsequent door will rework the schedule and maybe the id of a enterprise lengthy acknowledged as one of many signature dive bars of Indianapolis.
The Alley Cat bar on the east finish of the constructing historically has opened for breakfast at 7 a.m. and closed at 3 a.m. In 2014, the Alley Cat added what’s develop into often called the “entrance room” and a Carrollton Avenue entrance.
Prospects can count on the brand new a part of the Alley Cat to be the primary to open every day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from a bigger kitchen than what’s discovered within the authentic bar—which is able to modify its opening time to early night.
“That is going to allow us to increase our meals operations so we are able to develop into possibly extra of a restaurant than a bar,” Davis mentioned.
Report mentioned the enterprise will increase its culinary theme nights from one to a few, including fish and tacos to the already established steak night time. He expects greater than 20 staff will work within the three components of the unified Alley Cat.
The decor of the growth is highlighted by cat-themed murals painted by artist Matthew Aaron, and dart boards will probably be accessible for play. Beer will probably be served from 16 faucets behind the bar.
Established in 1975, the Alley Cat was bought two years later by Ray Modlin, Davis’ father and Report’s uncle. Modlin died in 2016.