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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.