HISTORY IN A BOTTLE
From its founding in 1920, the Indianapolis Coca-Cola bottling plant was one of the showplaces of American industry, recognized for both beauty of design and efficiency of equipment. Epitomizing enterprise and success, from horse-drawn delivery to over 70 Coca-Cola trucks, the plant was said to be the largest bottling plant in the world, with 260 employees producing 2,352,000 bottles of Coca-Cola per week.
Sitting in the North Mass Ave corridor, one of Indianapolis' four original diagonals, the Bottleworks District is a fusion of past and present in the heart of historic neighborhoods, robust arts, industrial architecture & good spots galore.
In 1920, the building at 860-862 Massachusetts Avenue was owned by Leo E. and James S. Yunker. Grounded in American tradition, it was the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Indianapolis.
In Jim and Lee Yunker celebrate their 25th anniversary as bottlers of Coca-Cola Indianapolis and announced an expansion of the factory. In 1949, the main addition to the plant was made making it the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in the world. Local architectural firm, Rubush and Hunter, designed the plant in art deco style. It has since become an Indy Landmark.
The plant was sold to Indianapolis Public Schools when a new plant was opened in Speedway, Indiana. Since 1971, the building has housed the IPS Service Center.
Hendricks Commercial Properties has begun repurposing the site into a center for commerce, history, and arts. Today, we open up opportunities for retailers and visitors to make new connections, enjoy this incredible piece of history and simply fill every moment...
Situated in the Mass Ave corridor, the Bottleworks District is a fusion of past and present in the heart of historic neighborhoods.
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.
A COMMUNITY OF FOOD, DRINKS AND ALL THINGS INDY
The Garage at Bottleworks, a 30,000 square-foot local-focused food and market hall, will anchor the project, occupying two of the bottling plant’s original garage buildings. The food hall will feature 1930s Art Deco terra-cotta facades, industrial architecture, and large roll-up doors for a seamless indoor-outdoor experience. When complete, The Garage will play host to more than 25 food and beverage vendors, bringing top culinary talent, artisan craftsmen, residents, and visitors together in the heart of Indianapolis. It will be a supportive environment where chefs, producers, and artisans are pushed to be their best.
EAT IT UP
People come to The Garage to get fed by the best the region has to offer: entrepreneurs who push boundaries, shape tastes and put Indianapolis on the culinary map. We’re a marketplace for locals, transplants, visitors and everyone in between searching for an authentic taste of Indy.
A CLASSIC REIMAGINED
With a history this bold, you can bet there's a story behind almost every square inch of this place. What’s now a luxury boutique hotel was once part of the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in the world. Impressed? Bottleworks Hotel dazzles with a mix of history and modern luxury with distinctive art and architecture at every turn. While we’ve adapted the space in a new light, our team has gone to great lengths to make sure the original exterior and terrazzo floors shine like new. The building’s Art-Deco past has become its present.
Whether you book a Classic, Gilded, or Timeless Room, a Priestly Suite or the Pemberton Penthouse, every guest who stays at Bottleworks Hotel will discover that each key unlocks a retreat stocked with thoughtful amenities, plush robes, marble spa-like bathrooms, and no detail going unnoticed.
REIMAGINE YOUR CELEBRATION
Located in the heart of downtown, Bottleworks Hotel offers a wide variety of event spaces. From dining to nightlife, modern amenities to historic sites, Bottleworks Hotel puts your team or guests in the center of it all.
Host an event effortlessly with over 13,000 sq. ft of versatile function space, exceptional catering and signature service. Make a night of it, we offer group-blocks for you and all your guests.