Downtown 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.
“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.