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About Rico’s

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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 ( 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.