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Bottleworks Update: Hotel opens in December, The Garage Food Hall in January

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 10:05:19-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The time has come for the first phase of the Bottleworks District to open, and it's happening this winter.

The Bottleworks Hotel is set to open in December and The Garage Food Hall will follow suit a month later. Precise dates of opening were not made readily available in Bottleworks' release.

The Garage, only steps away from the Bottleworks Hotel, will feature over 20 independently-owned local and Midwest vendors.

In January, Jake Rupp, Hendricks Commercial Properties development manager, told WRTV that vendors picked for The Garage were picked based on authenticity, locality, and being the best.

"As we expanded our reach, we were really specific and strategic about who we were really even willing to talk to," Rupp said.

Click here to see a full list of vendors at Bottleworks.

“We’re excited to give Indianapolis residents and travelers a new culinary, arts and entertainment hub to look forward to this winter and beyond with the opening of this community-focused marketplace in the city,” Jeff Whiteman, Geronimo Hospitality Group's chief operating officer, said. GHG will own and operate both the hotel and food hall at Bottleworks.

“The Garage is unlike anything else you’ll find in the area," Whiteman said. "Guests will appreciate the chef-driven culinary experiences, craft drinkeries, along with unique retail merchants, indoor-outdoor seating and live music.

Besides the hotel and food hall, Bottleworks' first phase of opening will also include High Alpha's new headquarters and Living Room Theatres, an eight-auditorium cinema with a bar and lounge.

Bottleworks released the following statement when WRTV asked about Bottleworks' COVID-19 safety precautions:

"Once open, The Garage will adhere to all CDC and health department guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment. They will be able to provide specific, up-to-date processes and guidelines closer to opening."

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