Crispy Bird restaurant to close just over a year after opening

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An Indianapolis restaurant is closing its doors as planned, just over a year after it opened.

Martha Hoover's Crispy Bird restaurant in Meridian-Kessler closes for good this weekend... after opening in late 2017. Hoover founded the Patachou restaurants in Indianapolis. She has 12 in all. This is the first to close.

A spokesperson said Crispy Bird was meant to be a short-lived venture. She says the space will house the Patachou Foundation and serve as an incubator where Patachou can test recipes and host visiting chefs.


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Posted by Crispy Bird on Saturday, January 5, 2019