I think John Cougar Mellencamp said it best, “But I’ve seen it all in a small; had myself a ball in a small town.” Those words were never truer for the small town of Nappanee, IN. That is until now!
With the onset of 2009, the sleepy Amish town of Nappanee, not only saw the ushering in of the Nation’s first African American President, but also they witnessed the birth of Project 112; Nappanee’s first ever martini bar.
While you might think the people of Nappanee prefer warm Schlitz beer to a martini, you’d apparently be wrong. Project 112, is nestled in the old hallows of a smoky bar since forgotten, complete with fresh paint and new decor. Bid farewell to the smoky bar, jukebox sing song of yesterday. Project 112 is a scene straight out of the pages of any big city. Offering the thirsty, Amish-seeking tourist an array of fine spirits and a select menu of tasty deli delights, Project 112 appears a welcome addition to the downtown scene.
Certainly for some Project 112 is nothing more than a spruced up version of their favorite watering hole, but for many it’s a fresh face on a town better known for it’s antique stores and Amish-crafted furniture.
So the next time you’re passing through the small town of Nappanee on the pavement better known as the Army of the Grand Republic Highway, why not stop off for a taste of the finer things and enjoy yourself a stay at Project 112?