Who We Are
Under the glow of the marquee of the friendly confines, you’ll find Grindstone Public House, your bustling neighborhood restaurant sharing a space serving American fare and classic cocktails to help you unwind after the grind. Menu items are dishes we know and love. Teamwork is who we are. Our love for Downtown Noblesville is reflected in all we do, all on one of the most historic cross streets in Noblesville. Together we welcome you to our hospitable hangout with savvy all day service, warm, welcoming personalities and food that reminds us of home.
The historic Castor building where our restaurant is located was constructed in 1891 by William H. Castor a local farmer and entrepreneur.
The first tenant in this location was The Clark Supply House. Starting as a supplier of stoves, ranges and plumbing supplies, over time it sold windmills, pipe, fire brick and incandescent lamps.
On the third floor of the building was the Cherokee Lodge of the Independent Order of Red Men. This fraternal order was founded in 1904 traced its beginnings back to Dec. 16, 1773 and Samuel Adams and the founding of the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty are believed to be the group that organized the Boston Tea Party.
Grindstone Public House honors the legacy of the building and history of downtown noblesville. With a robust whiskey selection, craft beers, and unique wine selection, we hope you enjoy!
Our Core Values
Clancy's, Inc. began in Noblesville, Indiana in 1965. Carl Fogelsong, our founder, had a vision for fast food restaurants in small Midwestern towns. Serving a basic menu of quality burgers, drinks, and “the best French fries in town,” Carl grew Clancy’s Hamburgers into a 31 unit regional chain covering four states.
In 1982, the first Grindstone Charley's opened in Noblesville Indiana, to rave reviews. Carl's son, Perry joined the Corporate Team that year after graduating from Indiana University.
A third generation of the Fogelsong family joined the corporate team in 2010. Blake Fogelsong, Perry’s son joined Clancy’s Inc. after graduating from Ball State University. The addition of Blake to the corporate team has been instrumental in the development of two new projects, Grindstone Public House, and a new concept Grindstone on the Monon in Westfield, Indiana.
Understanding the distinction between service and hospitality has been at the foundation of our success. Service is the technical delivery of a product. Hospitality is how the delivery of that product makes a recipient feel. Service is a monologue—we decide how we want to do things and set our own standards for service. Hospitality, on the other hand, is a dialogue. To be on a guest’s side requires listening to that person with every sense, and following up with a thoughtful, gracious, appropriate response. It takes both great service and great hospitality to rise to the top.
The Historic Castor Building 1891
Developed by Clancy’s Inc., the property at 101 N 10th Street once housed the Clark Supply House was given a new lease on life.
“A special thanks to TJ Keene and Loree Everette of Phanomen/design for the partnership and bringing this beautiful and historic building back with vigor in which Grindstone Public House calls home.” – Clancy’s Inc. President and CEO Perry Fogelsong
Grindstone Public House gives a nod to both the building’s heritage and Downtown Noblesville by displaying a decorative mural of the GPH Logo. Designed by Lodge design and painted by Olson Paint Studios, the decorative mural graces a quarter side of the newly refurbished building.