Bulldog Crossing at the intersection of Middleton Run Road and East Jackson Boulevard has long been a popular Elkhart location with a bar or tavern there since the Prohibition era.
It was once Joe & Eddies Tavern. Then it became The Bulldog Tavern. More recently, it was a beer and burger joint, called Miles Lab.
The building sat empty for a period, but in 2019 Bulldog Crossing LLC was formed by the owners of Michael’s Italian Village (michaelselkhart.com) and changes started.
Rico Iavagnillo had a vision and wanted a no-nonsense restaurant/bar with simple American fare. On April 5, 2019, they opened.
Based on an article by Loren Shaum.