The owner of several high-profile restaurants in downtown Indianapolis says it is permanently closing gourmet burger eatery Burger Study at the close of business Tuesday.
Indianapolis-based Huse Culinary says economic conditions brought on by the pandemic have made operations unsustainable.
The company says the restaurant, which opened in 2017, was designed to rely on office workers, sporting events and conventions.
But stay-at-home orders and the cancellation of numerous conventions and events diminished foot traffic to the restaurant on Georgia Street.
“While we faced a difficult business decision to close Burger Study, we are viewing this as an opportunity to get even stronger at every other Huse Culinary restaurant,” said Craig Huse, company president.
Huse operates St. Elmo Steak House, Harry & Izzy’s, 1933 Lounge by St. Elmo and The HC Tavern + Kitchen.
Huse says those businesses continue to perform very well despite the pandemic’s effect on the hospitality industry as a whole.
“Downtown Indy has been steadily recovering, but a complete recovery will take some time. It has been exciting to see all other Huse Culinary restaurants lead the way in the recovery of the hospitality industry since reopening,” said Huse.
The company says all Burger Study employees have been offered jobs at other Huse restaurants.