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Applebee's Grill and Bar closes its doors

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Applebee’s Neighbor Grill & Bar has closed.

The restaurant, at 791 Indian Boundary Road, served its last meal on Saturday night. Employees were informed on Sunday morning that the business was being shuttered, effective immediately.

A manager--who asked not to be named--told the Chesterton Tribune this morning that the decision was made with deep regret and thanked the community for its support over the years. He noted that all Applebee’s establishments are individually owned and operated franchises.

Applebee’s was a pioneer business when it opened almost exactly 13 years ago, in October 2003. As the original anchor of the “Pumpkin Patch” strip mall developed by Tom Roberts, it was at that time only the second commercial building on the north side of Indian Boundary Road, east of Ind. 49. The first was the new Jewel/Osco, which opened in August 2001.

The Chesterton Applebee’s--decorated with photographs of Chesterton and other Hoosier memorabilia--was a popular place for families with young children, served good food, and boasted a varied menu.

As it happens, Sunday’s closing of Applebee’s is the second this fall in the Pumpkin Patch. In October the Chesterton branch of LaPorte Savings Bank closed, after being acquired by Horizon Bank and its local functions and personnel consolidated with Horizon’s own Chesterton branch.




Posted 11/8/2016




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