Granite City Food & Brewery has announced plans to open this month in Circle Centre mall in Indianapolis. The restaurant says the location will employ more than 200.

July 15, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The bustling downtown Indianapolis area will soon have a new go-to destination known for hand-crafted foods and its on-site brewery. Granite City Food & Brewery is set to open in the Circle Centre Mall on Wed., July 24, in the vacancy left by Bella Vita near P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Champp's Americana. The completely remodeled real estate now includes an outdoor patio and curb-side entrance on South Illinois Street.

The new downtown location creates more than 200 jobs in Indianapolis for local restaurant professionals and nearly 60 temporary positions for its construction crew. It is the fourth Granite City restaurant to enter the Indiana market and is the second grand opening in less than six months.

Along with introducing the restaurant’s newly designed modern interior, Granite City will also debut its first plated brunch menu and 70 lunch and dinner items. The 10,122-square-foot restaurant and brewery seats approximately 300 guests and offers guests an exceptional dining experience, complete with an on-site micro-brewery crafting a variety of awarding winning beer varieties.

To celebrate the grand opening, Granite City will partner with the Simon Youth Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Simon Property Group’s enterprising employees that strives to help at-risk youth graduate high school and develop life skills. In addition to donating 10 percent of the first week’s net profits up to $2,000, Granite City will also collect on-site donations during its pre-opening events and throughout the grand opening week.

"We are thrilled to be part of the vibrant downtown and Circle Centre restaurant scene and look forward to serving up our most popular made-from-scratch items alongside new dishes and our hand-crafted freshly brewed beers," said Rob Doran, CEO of Granite City Food & Brewery. "Even more so, we are honored to partner with the Simon Youth Foundation. It’s the perfect way to celebrate an ideal location for our polished, casual restaurant while also giving back to a deserving organization.”

From the beer to the food, everything on the Granite City menu is prepared on site each day from scratch. In addition to more than 70 homemade menu items, there are also locally sourced ingredients from a produce company and bakery. The sophisticated yet unpretentious restaurant, proprietary food and beverages, attractive price points and high service standards combine for a restaurant dining experience that is quickly making Granite City a favorite.

Also known for its brews, Granite City Food & Brewery serves signature beers, made onsite, including The Duke (Pale Ale) and The Bennie (Bock). The handcrafted beers –also available in growlers- moderately priced and offer unique styles and flavors not typically produced by major breweries. The patented brewing process, Fermentus InterruptusTM, makes replicating the same great taste simple and efficient. Beer lovers can also join Granite City’s ‘Mug Club’ and enjoy food discounts and rewards points for special offers.

Granite City Food & Brewery downtown location will serve lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. -midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Brunch will be offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. Happy Hour food specials run from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Daily drink specials are also available.

For more information about Granite City Food & Brewery please visit www.gcfb.com.

About Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery commenced operations in St. Cloud, Minn., in June 1999 and has grown to include 29 restaurants in 13 states. Granite City has won awards nationwide for Best Restaurant, Best Brunch, Best Patio, Best Beer, Best Martini, Best Burger, and more, including the prestigious Nation’s Restaurant News Hot Concept Winner. Granite City is passionate about creating fresh menu items from scratch and uses its patented brewing process to deliver the best brews. Additional information about Granite City Food & Brewery can be found at www.gcfb.com.

About Simon Youth Foundation

Simon Youth Foundation, established in 1998, exists to foster and improve educational opportunities, career development, and life skills that transform the lives of at-risk youth through focused programs and initiatives with our public school and post-secondary education partners. SYF accomplishes its mission through two initiatives: alternative schools called Education Resource Centers and a postsecondary scholarship program. The program has graduated more than 10,000 students at a 90 percent graduation rate and has awarded more than $10 million in scholarships. For more information, visit www.syf.org.Source: