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Scotty’s to Open Brew Club in Franklin

Source: Hillview Country Club

FRANKLIN, Ind. - A Scotty’s is coming to Franklin’s east side.

Restaurant entrepreneur Scott Wise has agreed to a unique arrangement to operate Scotty’s Brew Club at Hillview Country Club, 1800 East King. The restaurant will be open to the public.

“This is big news for our club and for Franklin,” said Hillview Country Club partner Pete Grimmer. “We hope this also becomes a catalyst for economic development on the city’s east side.”

Wise, who operates 11 Scotty’s eateries, said he is excited about having one of his restaurants in a country club setting. “It breaks the mold of what traditional restaurants are supposed to do and where to locate. It is thinking outside the box and taking a risk.”

Grimmer agreed: “We were looking for an agreement where we would own and operate the country club facilities and golf course and someone else would manage the restaurant.”

Grimmer, Jim Admire and Max Woodbury purchased Hillview Country Club in 2012. The clubhouse, restaurant area, banquet facility and swimming pool have been undergoing extensive renovations. Lou’s Den, a lunch pub, is already open to the public.

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Hillview, founded in 1926, plans to expand its membership and host more special events. It will be launching a new website this spring.

Scotty’s Brew Club is expected to open in mid-June and will have a menu that includes some items featured at the popular Scotty’s Brewhouse restaurant in downtown Indianapolis. Scotty’s Brew Club also will have upscale wines and growlers.

Hillview members will have special perks at the Scotty’s Brew Club.
“We are excited to have the general public coming out, visiting our club and enjoying our restaurant,” Grimmer said.

Scott Wise to open Scotty’s Brew Club in Franklin

By Jolene Ketzenberger
eatdrinkindy.com 

Scott Wise, who recently announced that he’ll open his 11th  Scotty’s Brewhouse location in Noblesville this summer, is continuing his efforts to grow his restaurant group – but with a different concept. Wise has signed a deal to open Scotty’s Brew Club at Hillview Country Club in Franklin.

Restaurateur Scott Wise will operate Scotty's Brew Club at Hillview Country Club in Franklin, Ind.

Restaurateur Scott Wise will operate Scotty’s Brew Club at Hillview Country Club in Franklin, Ind.

The restaurant, which will be open to the public, is expected to open in mid-June, Wise said. The new restaurant will offer some items from the Scotty’s Brewhouse menu in addition to steak, fresh seafood and Sunday brunch. Scotty’s Brew Club will also feature an upscale wine list and wine lockers, carry-out growlers and wine on tap.

Wise said he appreciates the opportunity to experiment with a new concept and menu.

“I like it because it breaks the mold of what traditional restaurants are supposed to do and where to locate,” he said. “It is thinking outside the box and taking a risk. That’s part of the entrepreneurial spirit.”

Renovations to the building have begun, and Wise said the restaurant will begin hiring hourly staff in May.

“I’m excited,” he said. “It’s exciting to spread your wings and paint a new canvas every now and then.”