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Restaurant Notes: Spy Run location getting new shot at restaurant

<p>By Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel</p><p>The site of the former Bill's Bistro, 1802 Spy Run Ave., is receiving a makeover in and out in preparation for a new restaurant planned by property owner Bill Bean.</p>

By Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel

The site of the former Bill's Bistro, 1802 Spy Run Ave., is receiving a makeover in and out in preparation for a new restaurant planned by property owner Bill Bean.

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Also, Tilted Kilt Girls pack up their skirts.

Monday, January 09, 2017 09:00 pm

It has been a Penguin Point, then the upscale Bill’s Bistro before becoming Mid-City Grill and, last time we saw, Miami Beach Teen Club. However, the bright blue exterior accented by palm trees at 1802 Spy Run Ave. now has a more staid brown look in preparation for its next life as – what else? – another restaurant.However, developer Bill Bean, who has retained ownership of the property through its various recent incarnations, isn’t spilling the beans, frijoles, or whatever kind of menu offerings will be served there.

“You can say it’s a To Be Announced concept,” Bean said. It will have a fresh look inside and out when he announces the new restaurant early this spring, he said.

Bean is optimistic that downtown’s development plans will make this a popular location.

Bean and his Hanning and Bean Enterprises have a fork in a lot of restaurants around town. He just bought out his partner in Main Street Bistro and plans several changes that he’s also being tight-lipped about. And he’s been in talks with potential tenants to replace the Window Garden restaurant, which closed over two years ago, in Indiana Michigan Power Center. He expects to have something in place there in the next 4-6 months, he said.

Off-kilter sales

In case you didn’t see our report, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery at Jefferson Pointe has closed.

The restaurant wrote Sunday morning “Tilted Kilt Fort Wayne is closed permanently. Sales are too low to continue operations. Thank you for your business over the years. – Tilted Kilt Fort Wayne Ownership.”

The Arizona-based restaurants has franchises in Indianapolis and in other states and Canada.

The Celtic-themed sports pub is known for its Irish, Sottish, English and American comfort food, but perhaps more famously for its World Famous Tilted Kilt Girls.

Have restaurant news? Call Lisa M. Esquivel Long at 461-8244 or send email to notes@news-sentinel.com or write Restaurant Notes, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.





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