Downtown restaurant Elbow Room to close late May

Posted at 10:45 AM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 14:09:08-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Elbow Room, a staple of Indianapolis' downtown restaurant scene for more than 80 years, will close at the end of May. 

The restaurant will close after May 27, said Rick Lux, owner of Lux Restaurants. 

Elbow Room, located at 605 N. Pennsylvania St., opened just after the repeal of prohibition in 1933. The building was built in 1893. The building will be available for lease or sale after the restaurant closes. Lux has owned the restaurant since 2002.

“It has been a great location for Lux Restaurants, but it was time to upgrade the restaurant or sell and we have ultimately decided it was time to reimagine the future of this location as the cultural landscape of downtown Indianapolis continues to evolve,” Lux said in a release.

Another historic Indianapolis restaurant, Milano Inn, closed in December 2016.

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The employees will be transferred to any of the five other Lux Restaurants' properties:

  • Broad Ripple Tavern
  • Meridian Restaurant & Bar
  • Blind Owl Brewery
  • Binkley’s
  • Nickel Plate Bar & Grill

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