Bar Louie, once at Clay Terrace, to open new location at The Olivia building in Carmel

A rendering of The Olivia building. (Submitted)

A rendering of The Olivia building. (Submitted)

Bar Louie, a national restaurant chain with more than 100 locations nationwide, will be the anchor corner tenant for the soon-to-open Olivia on Main, a Keystone property located just west of the Carmel Arts & Design District along Old Meridian.

The restaurant, which was founded in downtown Chicago in 1990, previously had a location at Clay Terrace in Carmel, but that location has closed.

Expecting a fall 2016 opening, the 6,000-square-foot space will be open for lunch and dinner and will stay open until 2 a.m. on weeknights and 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Brunch will be served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Bar Louie is a growing upscale national restaurant with a local operator/franchisee and will bring a new choice for growing midtown Carmel with all developments,” said Tiffany Oliver, manager of real estate for Keystone Realty Group.

The Carmel location will have an occupancy of approximately more than 300 inside with another 100 on the outdoor patio.

Indiana locations include Evansville, Greenwood, Mishawaka and Merrillville.

The restaurant will feature 40 beers on tap , 20 wines by the glass and 34 signature martinis. Menu items include flatbreads, beef brisket sliders, lettuce wraps, spicy voodoo chicken, street tacos and more.

The Olivia on Main, named after one of president/CEO Ersal Ozdemir’s daughters, is located on the southeast corner of Main and Old Meridian streets with a square footage of 256,000. The five-story building features 17,000 square feet of retail on the first floor with 204 luxury units, mostly one or two bedroom apartments. The Olivia on Main is located down the street from Sophia Square, another property named for one of Ozdemir’s daughters.

“The tenant mix will be similar to Sophia Square,” Oliver said. “The uses include restaurants and services. The only difference is the number of retail tenants. The Olivia will have approximately five  to six  tenants where Sophia Square has 12 tenants.”


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