EVANSVILLE–On Monday, November 21, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joins restaurateur Mike Cunningham and Indiana Landmarks president Marsh Davis in slicing a ribbon to open a restaurant in Evansville’s former Greyhound station. The ribbon cutting will occur at 10:30 a.m. before the restaurant Bru Burger opens to the public at 11 a.m.
Indiana Landmarks restored the 1939 Art Moderne station, recruited Bru Burger as a tenant, and completed the interior renovation for the eatery. The distinctive two-toned blue building occupies the corner of 102 N.W. 3rd Street.
The city gave the vacant building to Indiana Landmarks, a private nonprofit preservation organization, in 2013 with the stipulation that it be restored and returned to use.
“We have a Bru Burger in the Massachusetts Avenue historic district in downtown Indianapolis, so I can say from experience that it’s a positive asset. The food, service, and ambience are terrific,” says Marsh Davis. “You rarely find an empty table, and people don’t mind waiting—the burgers are worth it! I predict Bru Burger at the Greyhound will be similarly popular, and this is exactly the kind of attraction we wanted to create for downtown Evansville,” he adds.
Joining Mayor Winnecke, Davis and Cunningham for the ribbon cutting are Cunningham Restaurant Group’s Jeff Schuessler, Bru Burger General Manager, and Steve James, Director of Operations.
Media contacts: Tina Connor, Executive Vice President, Indiana Landmarks, 317-822-7903, 317-946-3127 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org Stewart Sebree, Southwest Field Office director, Indiana Landmarks, 812-423-2988, 812-455-8634 (cell), email@example.com Ella Johnson-Watson, Director of Communications, Office of Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, City of Evansville, 812-436-4965, 812-760-5089 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Cunningham, President/CEO, Cunningham Restaurant Group, 317-507-5218 (cell), email@example.com Jen Thomas, JTPR, Inc., 317-441-2487, firstname.lastname@example.org
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