Forty Five Degrees (765 Massachusetts Ave., 317-634-4545) re-opened earlier this month following a four-day break to complete the final stage of a $100,000 renovation. Now, the Mass Ave sushi bar is 10 feet longer, accommodating 14 diners and five chefs. And the dining room has one less wall to give the corner spot a more open feel. The remodel of the 4-year-old hotspot was born out of necessity, according to owner Bill Pritt, who notes that the business has grown every year since the restaurant opened in 2008, and the original layout didn’t function well for the volume of customers.
Earlier in the year, the kitchen was upgraded with new appliances and a more functional layout. The dining room got a fresh coat of paint and extra seating. The server station was moved from the kitchen to the dining room to make servers more accessible to their tables. Luxury vinyl tile replaced the old vinyl flooring.