Scotty thought his only location in Indianapolis would be on the North side. With his focus toward Chicago and Columbus, downtown Indianapolis was only a slight possibility. But, with the incredible growth of downtown Indianapolis, the new Lucas Oil Stadium, tripling the size of the current convention center, the development of new condos, apartments and residential living, "slight possibility" soon started to become an active reality.
Scotty was introduced to Greg Allen in the summer of 2007 in Las Vegas. Both at the Hard Rock Hotel for different reasons, both had a common interest - growth of their businesses. Greg owns Jefferson Plaza in downtown Indianapolis. With a major remodel on the horizon for his building (and a name change, now Allen Plaza), the location at 1 Virginia Avenue is just 1 block North of Conseco Fieldhouse, 4 blocks East of Lucas Oil Stadium and just 2 blocks East of Circle Center Mall, both gentlemen wondered if this would be the next "perfect fit" for Scotty's Brewhouse.