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Lawyer-owned bar opens in Indianapolis

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Indiana Lawyer Rehearing

The Ball & Biscuit, a bar that was still under construction when owner and Baker & Daniels attorney Trevor Belden spoke with Indiana Lawyer in the spring, had its soft opening at 331 Massachusetts Ave. in Indianapolis June 24.

The bar is different from most of the other bars in the trendy downtown neighborhood because there are no TVs; it is non-smoking; it offers signature Prohibition-era cocktails, craft beers, and boutique wines; and it has more of a lounge feel than other its neighbors, Belden said. It also has a limited menu in terms of food, with only seven or eight small plates.

“The soft openings have gone very well and so far the Biscuit seems to be striking the right chord with folks,” Belden said via e-mail. “I definitely hope downtown lawyers put it on their list of after work gathering places.”
 

Rehearing on "Lawyers manage restaurants, legal work in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis" IL May 12-25, 2010

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