THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING PLANT
The Coca-Cola Bottling Plant was founded by the Yuncker family, who maintained it throughout its tenure and cemented their family legacy in the city. By 1950, it was the largest bottling plant in the world, with 260 employees and 110 delivery trucks. In 1964, Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner, Tony Hulman, bought the Coca-Cola franchise. After a few years, he moved bottling operations to Speedway, and used the Mass Ave building to store his collection of vintage automobiles. In 1968, the building was sold to Indianapolis Public Schools to be used as the central prep kitchen, bus service center, and woodworking studio. In 2016, Hendricks Commercial Properties was selected to redevelop the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, and took ownership of the property in 2017. Phase 1, including The Garage and boutique hotel, is set to open in 2020.
Situated in the Mass Ave corridor, the Bottleworks District is a fusion of past and present in the heart of historic neighborhoods. WHAT’S PLANNED
A $300 million, 12-acre urban mixed-use development, Bottleworks will reimagine the iconic Coca-Cola building in downtown Indianapolis. The largest private development of its kind in Indiana, Bottleworks will serve as a culinary, arts, and entertainment hub, featuring the city’s first food hall, a boutique hotel, unique residential options, as well as 180,000 square-feet of flexible office space and 175,000 square-feet of prime retail space. The Bottleworks District will build a legacy, showcase local talent, and create a true third place for generations to come.
ANTIQUE REFRIGERATOR PROJECT
Located in the Yonkers Brothers private kitchen, on the 2ndfloor of the administration building, a 70 year old dilapidated General Electric refrigerator was discovered. Having a walnut cabinet with mahogany inlay and Nichole plated embellishments, the Art Deco refrigerator/cabinet was is total distress. Hoosierboy Restorations was chosen as the restoration company by Hagerman Construction Management company to bring the neglected refrigerator back to its original glory. After 5 months and nearly 100 man hours, the antique refrigerator not only looks as it did back in the day, it also cools and is more efficient.
THE BOTTLEWORKS HOTEL
Thee Bottleworks Hotel is set to open in December. An inside look at the steps taken to restore the terra cotta exterior of the historic buildings at Bottleworks District located in downtown Indianapolis. Hear firsthand from local craftsmen who helped in the restoration process and aided in resurrecting an art deco cultural classic.