Coming Soon: FoxGardin Lounge to Open in Fortville
Writer / Keeley Miller
Over the summer, FoxGardin Kitchen & Ale opened their doors on Main Street. A few months later, the Fortville restaurant has become a hotspot for locals looking for great food, service and even live music. Hoping to grow even more, owner Jake Burgess is planning on opening the FoxGardin Lounge, a bar and lounge conveniently located on the second floor of the restaurant.
“It is going to be a whiskey, wine, bourbon and scotch kind of bar and lounge area,” said Burgess. “As we fill up in here on the weekend nights and certain nights when seating is a little limited in the small space I have, I will be able to direct guests upstairs. It gives them a whole different atmosphere, a place where they can hang out and congregate with their friends.”
The lounge will feature leather couches, a 10-12 person bar and a community table from local business reNEW. Using local businesses isn’t new for FoxGardin, as they use local ingredients to combine high-quality food with a hometown feel.
“We wanted to bring a very specific kind of dining to my hometown. We took a lot of the service standards and quality of food that I have been accustomed to working in fine dining in downtown Indianapolis for the past eight years and we wanted to bring it back home and really focus on the food and service and a really cool atmosphere,” said Burgess. “Downtown Fortville is the perfect spot for us with a lot of local shops. It has been a lot of fun to be able to push the limits of the cuisine that was a tradition to a small town.”
If everything goes to plan, the FoxGardin Lounge will open mid-November, just in time for Thanksgiving and the Christmas season. For more information, visit foxgardin.com.