Big News*

April 1, 2010 · 14 comments

Well, it’s been quite a while in the making, so it’s not news to us, and in fact feels like we’ve always known it would happen. It’s required much convincing, more than one argument, some soul-searching, and market research. It took a move, a change of profession (me), and a hard look at our lives. But we’ve decided, and are ready to make it public.

Tim and I are opening a restaurant.

We have been so excited about the place we’ve found ourselves, here in Indianapolis. It’s a city of people who are ripe for change, and ready to explore dining options. We have met countless people who are ready to go to great lengths to support local business, local food, and a growing culinary scene. I can’t divulge too many details just yet, since we still have some work to do with investors. But I can say that I will be directly involved with the menu (although I won’t be the chef — that’s still up in the air). Location, too — but we’re hoping for a place not too far from the so-called “gourmet ghetto” of 49th and College.

It might seem a strange time for this, for our family. But the city is at a great turning point, and real estate is still cheap. We have a lot of key people backing us, and I’m ready to say goodbye to design work for a longer while. All of these factors, combined, have led us to think the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

How exciting, and scary. But I can’t wait to watch it unfold.

* THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE. Please read this post for explanation.

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sarah partain April 1, 2010 at 10:54 am

omg!!! i can’t *believe* you didn’t tell us!!

Eric Vincill April 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Unbelievable!! I am very jealous. I can’t to hear about how this unfolds.

nan April 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm

soooo exciting, katy!!!! can’t wait to hear more as it comes together!

Rebecca Martin April 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Mmmm-hmmmmmm . . .

Sarah @ Ordinary Days April 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Just found your blog a few weeks back and this is my first comment.
How exciting! Cannot wait to hear more and hopefully support your new venture. Good luck!

Kelly April 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wow! Can;t wait to hear more – this is so exciting!

Angie @ Just Like The Number April 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I’m really, really hoping this isn’t a cruel April Fool’s joke – because I nearly squealed when I read your big news! The Six family will support your venture every step of the way.

Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS April 1, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Wonderful news! I can’t wait to hear more updates and specifics!

Jessica April 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

As a local Indy mom, I look forward to dining there. Best wishes!

Jen April 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

are you kidding me? That’s some BIG (awesome) news!! Can’t wait to hear more and congrats!

Jennie Rader April 2, 2010 at 12:09 am

Cant WAIT to frequent your place! How exciting!

Katherine April 2, 2010 at 8:00 am

It’s April 2 now. Can we have feedback, because I was duped all day yesterday by pranks? This is so very exciting, I hope it’s all true!

nana April 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm

wow katy, you really got some people. hilarious.

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