Rocket 88 closes both locations in Fountain Square, South Broad Ripple

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Customers at Rocket 88 Doughnuts suddenly found themselves having to say goodbye.

The doughnut shop closed both of its locations effective Monday night, according to owner Patrick Burtch. Burtch wrote a post on the business’ Facebook page Monday announcing the closure. Rocket 88 had locations in Fountain Square and South Broad Ripple.

“Neither location will be open anymore. I have the opportunity to participate in an amazing new business venture and can no longer provide the time and energy necessary to keep Rocket 88 up and running,” Burtch wrote on Facebook.

The new venture Burtch mentioned is Square Cat Vinyl, a record store and bar that will also host live performances. Burtch said the store, located at 1054 Virginia Ave. in Fountain Square, would open in about a month.

“I am still very committed to Fountain Square with my new business Square Cat Vinyl. We won’t be serving doughnuts, but we will be serving vinyl records, coffee, and beer,” he wrote. “I’m very excited, and I hope all our Rocket 88 fans will stop by. Music is my true passion and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity.”

Burtch thanked Rocket 88 customers for their support and said that last couple years have been a “crazy learning experience.”

Rocket 88 opened its first location in December 2014.