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Food choices expanding along SR 56 corridor in Pasco

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse pairs familiar pub food with an extensive list of beers. The location planed near Tampa Premium Outlets obtained its zoning approval to serve alcohol in February.

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BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse pairs familiar pub food with an extensive list of beers. The location planed near Tampa Premium Outlets obtained its zoning approval to serve alcohol in February.

LUTZ — There will be no reason to go hungry if you're in the vicinity of the Tampa Premium Outlets mall near the Interstate 75/State Road 56 interchange.

Two casual dining chains, LongHorn Steakhouse and BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, are planning new restaurants near the mall. Meanwhile, construction continues on two other restaurants: Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen and Chick-fil-A, adjacent to the Culver's Restaurant that opened seven weeks ago. Culver's was the first out-parcel to develop adjacent to the 110-store outlet mall, which opened in October.

Most of the restaurant plans have been disclosed previously, but LongHorn is the latest to join the emerging eatery scene along or near Sun Vista Drive. Its request to serve alcohol at the proposed restaurant was scheduled to be considered Wednesday by the Pasco Planning Commission and again in May by the Pasco County Commission, which has the final say.

LongHorn plans a 5,734-square-foot restaurant to be built on Creek Grass Way, a two-lane road within the Tampa Premium Outlets master development. It will be just 600 feet northwest of the BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, a planned 7,700-square-foot restaurant that obtained its zoning approval to serve alcohol in February. This will be LongHorn's second location in Pasco County, joining a restaurant along U.S. 19 in Port Richey.

Additionally, a McDonald's restaurant is proposed to sit between LongHorn and BJ's, according to an advertising brochure from Colliers International, the leasing agent for the adjoining Cypress Creek Town Center property.

Across SR 56 from the mall, Ford's Garage has proposed a 7,500-square-foot restaurant within the town center property owned by the Sierra family. The owner of the Fort Myers-based chain and its representatives met with Pasco planners nine months ago, and the limited liability corporation, Ford's Garage Wesley Chapel, incorporated Oct. 30.

Within the Cypress Creek Town Center development, Ford's Garage is proposed to sit at the northeast corner of State Road 56 and the northern extension of Grand Cypress Drive. To the east of Ford's are three other proposed restaurants, including Pollo Tropical and Wendy's.

Food establishments aren't the only projected development at Cypress Creek Town Center. The Barrington Group of Sarasota met with county planners on April 5 to discuss a proposed 230-unit apartment complex at the northeast corner of the property.

If the project is completed, the tenants should have no shortage of dining choices among nearby fast-food, fast-casual and full-service restaurants.

Food choices expanding along SR 56 corridor in Pasco 04/07/16 [Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:40pm]
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