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Hospitality Leader Centerplate Returns to the Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Centerplate, the hospitality partner to North America’s premier entertainment venues, convention centers and sports stadiums, announced today that it will again serve as hospitality partner to the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.

The company returns as the museum’s catering partner following a year’s absence. At the museum’s invitation, Centerplate was able to transition its services back into the museum within a month’s time preventing any disruption in service for visitors.

In addition to hosting catered events, Centerplate operates two restaurants in the museum. The Canal Cafe and Terrace: a family-friendly eating space featuring a casual menu of deli sandwiches, pizza and salads with a welcoming outdoor patio overlooking the canal. The L.S. Ayres Tea Room, offering an elegant lunch experience, is a historically accurate re-creation of the original L.S. Ayres Tea Room, which originally delighted generations of Hoosiers with its charming ambiance and clever menu from 1905 to 1990. Centerplate’s modern incarnation features both contemporary fare and classics from the original menu including Chicken Velvet Soup and the children’s Hobo Lunch.

“The Indiana State Museum is truly a unique hospitality location,” said Lyn Mayer, Centerplate’s Regional Vice President. “Nowhere else in Indianapolis can one entertain guests while surrounded by Indiana history, ever-changing touring exhibits and the White River State Park as your backdrop. From weddings to gala events to a casual lunch in one of our two restaurants, Centerplate is proud to work with the Indiana State Museum to provide extraordinary guest experiences.”

In addition to the museum, Centerplate serves several accounts in Indianapolis including the Indianapolis Zoo, the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. Recent new client-partners include the University of Notre Dame, the Woodruff Arts Center, one of the nation’s most prestigious art centers in Atlanta, Georgia; the Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center in the heart of downtown Detroit; the Baltimore Convention Center, and the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, among others.

About Centerplate:
Centerplate crafts and delivers “Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results.” in 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across North America. Centerplate has provided services to 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Art Basel Miami Beach, 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. Visit the company online at

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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