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Joseph Decuis to open restaurant in Electric Works

May 2, 2019

Joseph Decuis, the fine-dining restaurant in Roanoke, has joined the roster of tenants for Electric Works in Fort Wayne with a new, high-concept eatery.

Pete Eshelman, a Decuis owner, this morning told The Journal Gazette the new restaurant planned for the former General Electric campus will feature a casual style with an extensive wine list, small plates and Wagyu beef raised at the Joseph Decuis Wagyu Farm near Columbia City.

“It’s a Wagyu bar,” Eshelman said.

“The fit is I think Electric Works is going to be a huge boon to northeast Indiana. It’s taking an iconic property and breathing new life into it. It’s going to be awesome.”

The restaurant plans to start small and lease about 2,000 square feet, Eshelman said.

The sprawling complex contains more than 1.2 million square feet in 18 buildings on 39 acres and must meet leasing deadlines outlined in an agreement with the city. 

rsalter@jg.net