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Sahm's permanently closing downtown Indy tavern and cafeteria

Posted at 1:16 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 13:18:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The owner of Sahm's Restaurants announced Monday he would officially be shutting down two of his businesses in downtown Indianapolis.

Sahm's Cafeteria, located inside of the One America Tower, will close for good at the end of October after being contracted there for over ten years. Sahm's Tavern, situated inside of the Gibson Building at North Capitol and West Michigan Street, will not reopen after an initial temporary closure was announced in the spring when the pandemic closures first began.

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Ed Sahm, the owner, said revenues had just about completely disappeared as most building tenants closed or began working from home.

"There are very few people working in their offices now, and for the foreseeable future," Sahm wrote on Twitter. "Our revenues are 5 PERCENT of what they were pre-covid. 10 years of work gone in an instant."

Sahm owns 12 other restaurants in central Indiana and says they will continue to work with Second Helpings to provide free meals to those who need them. Something they have done since the start of the pandemic.

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