Cafe Patachou Owner Opening Pizzeria in Indianapolis

According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, “Cafe Patachou owner Martha Hoover plans to open a pizzeria next to her trademark eatery at 49th and Pennsylvania streets.

“The new venture, called Napolese, should be ready by late fall and will feature traditional, Neapolitan-style pizza.  Hoover said she decided to branch out from her popular cafe concept to bring another variety of pizza to the city. Neapolitan-style pizza originated in Naples, Italy, and is distinguishable from other types of pizza by its bread-like crust and unique texture.”

“Hoover is leasing 1,200 square feet next to her original Cafe Patachou restaurant from the new owners of the Hamaker Building. The local investors, led by Bryan Chandler of Eclipse Real Estate and Greg Rankin and John Bales of Venture Cos., paid $1.5 million in February for the 12,000-square-foot building. The group bought the building from Judith C. Kaczmarski and her husband, George, who owned the former Hamaker Pharmacy.”

“Napolese would be Hoover’s second new restaurant this year. In March, she opened the second French-themed Petite Chou, at the upscale Clay Terrace shopping center in Carmel. The other Petite Chou is on Westfield Boulevard in Broad Ripple. Hoover opened the original Cafe Patachou at 49th and Pennsylvania streets 20 years ago. She has since opened four others: in Simon Property Group’s downtown headquarters, at the Indianapolis International Airport’s civic plaza, at River Crossing, and at 126th Street and Gray Road in Carmel,” the story said.