Blu Moon Cafe will soon concentrate solely on the strength of its business.
“We’ve been doing catering for such a long time, it’s the main growth of our business,” Blu Moon Cafe General Manager Bree Martis said. “We decided it was going to be more beneficial to go to catering (completely) instead of keeping up the cafe. We love our people and love being here. It was time to leave on a good note, rather than a bad note.
“The lease (is) up (June 1) and we decided it was time to do it.”
Blu Moon specializes in paninis, soups and salads. It also offers breakfast and has an espresso bar.
Martis, who has been with the business 9 1/2 years, said the restaurant in Carmel’s Indiana Design Center will close at the end of May. The lease expires June 1.
The restaurant is owned by Shelly and Brian Jordan, who are involved in day-to-day operations as well.
“They love their customers and love their employees,” Martis said. “They are like family with customers and employees.”
Prior to opening in Carmel, the business operated as a restaurant in Noblesville known as Logan Street Marketplace.
“We have a lot of repeat catering customers who love they can just give us a phone call and say, ‘Hey, have an emergency meeting or I forgot to do this,’” Martis said. “They know they can trust us to drop everything off, get everything ready for them and they don’t have to worry about a thing. They love us for that. They know they are getting great food and great service.”
Martis said smaller catering availability for four or five people.
“Typically, we do 10 to 40 people, depending on the meeting,” Martis said. “The social catering event is 50 to 150 people.”
For more, visit Blu Moon Cafe’s Facebook page or blumooneats.com.