The winner of the Main Course Restaurant Challenge in Evansville has backed out. Southwest Indiana Chamber Downtown Alliance Director Joshua Armstrong says the winner was going to open a downtown Mexican-fusion restaurant with the support of a nearly $300,000 privately-funded prize package. Armstrong says Indiana Landmarks will now use the remaining funds on the old Greyhound Bus Station, in hopes that a restaurant will breathe new life into the property. The Greyhound building is two blocks away from Main Street.
Armstrong says the Greyhound terminal was built in 1939 and was designed by Louisville, KY architect William S. Arrasmith. He says the building is one of two remaining from Greyhound's 'blue period.'
He says around $70,000 will go to Indiana Landmarks.
Sources: Downtown Alliance, Inside INdiana Business