INDIANAPOLIS — Jolene Ketzenberger of Culinary Crossroads is back with another round of updates on central Indiana’s dining scene.
Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe in Broad Ripple is closing this weekend after seven years in business. The last day is Saturday, April 2, so there’s still time to get there for a last meal.
Owner Audrey Barren said she’s working on a collection of recipes from the cafe’s menu of juices, smoothies, granolas, protein bowls and other vegan specialties.
Also in Broad Ripple, the former Kroger location is being redeveloped into a retail and restaurant space. No word yet on what type of restaurants we can expect there, but Ketzenberger will keep us posted.
In Fishers, a second location of MOTW Coffee and Pastries has opened on 116th Street. MOTW offers Arabic coffee and treats, including a Biscoff latte and baklava.
On the north side of Indy, construction has begun on the new Sweetgreen restaurant at the Fashion Mall. The salad-focused restaurant will be in the former Public Greens space.
Sweetgreen will also be opening in downtown Indianapolis next to Shake Shack at Delaware and New York streets.
Green District, a Louisville-based salad concept, will also be opening this spring, with locations in Nora and in Fishers.
Finally, Bloomington is gearing up for the March 30 opening of The Elm restaurant in the former Bloomingfoods supermarket on Second Street.
The Elm will have a seasonally-focused menu, and diners can expect a variety of “experiences” within the 5,000-square-foot space, from a grab-and-go cafe to a patio, cocktail bar and mezzanine dining area.