WHEN Peter George decided to open an upscale restaurant in Indianapolis, people said he wouldn't last 90 days.
Upscale restaurant here? In Fountain Square? Across from the White Castle regional headquarters?
Six years later, Mr. George is smiling. "I always love a challenge," he said during an interview at his restaurant, called Peter's.
"This used to be Flo's Cardinal Tavern - it was one of the worst honky-tonk bars in the whole city and had been here for about 50 years," George explains. "I had people from the winos that used to come in here to carpenters to other restaurateurs who said I wouldn't last 90 days."
"But we're here to stay," says …