Another Broad Ripple vacancy will soon be filled when One Up, an arcade bar, opens this fall. IBJ reported earlier this year that Kosene & Kosene Commercial had been working to fill the space previously occupying Wild Beaver.
Wild Beaver closed in early spring of 2017 following a local decay of the adjacent retail building once housing Sasha’s Jewelry & Watch Repair and Hardwicke’s Pipe & Tobacco.
Co-owners Michael Martinez and Matthew Smith, who have a combined 20 years of experience in the restaurant/customer service industry, have stepped up to the fill the void. One Up aims to create a nightlife experience unlike anything else offered in the Broad Ripple area, also hosting tournaments, trivia nights and other events.
Renovations began last month with renowned local actor and steel artist Gavin Goode of SemperFly Studios heading up design.