New Eatery Opens in Kokomo's Historic Depot District

Gabetta s ownersDowntown Kokomo’s historic district has a new restaurant with a diner atmosphere.

Gabetta’s, 503 N. Buckeye St., is the first of several restaurants and specialty shops set to open in Kokomo’s recently redeveloped Lake Erie & Western Depot Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.   The historic district has attracted several new ventures including the Residences at Washington Street, a $9 million, four-story apartment complex that opened earlier this year. In addition to several new restaurants including Boondocks, a neighborhood bakery and retail shops are slated to soon open in the district where the Industrial Heritage Trail passes.

Gabetta s Exterior“We were attracted by all of the redevelopment in Historic Depot District,” said Chris Thatcher, Gabetta’s owner. “With the increased pedestrian traffic and the area’s growth potential, we saw it as a perfect fit for our family restaurant.”

Gabetta’s serves home style breakfast, lunch with fresh-baked pies and desserts. The restaurant features booth and table seating as well as a lunch counter. Gabetta’s is open 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday’s 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with carryout available.