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Fleming’s is moving, Bonefish Grill is coming to Tampa’s Westshore District

Bloomin’ Brands is building a new Fleming’s next door and replacing the old one with a Bonefish Grill.
The Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd. in Tampa will close and move to a new location next door in summer 2023, at which point it will be replaced by a Bonefish Grill.
The Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd. in Tampa will close and move to a new location next door in summer 2023, at which point it will be replaced by a Bonefish Grill. [ Times (2007) ]
Published May 9

Tampa’s Bloomin’ Brands is plotting a restaurant switcheroo near International Plaza.

The parent company of Outback Steakhouse is planning to replace its Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd. with another of its brands, Bonefish Grill. Fleming’s will move and reopen next door on the vacant site once occupied by Hawaiian restaurant Roy’s at 4342 W Boy Scout Blvd.

A Bloomin’ Brands spokesperson said the new Fleming’s is scheduled to open in summer 2023, at which point the current Fleming’s will be converted to a Bonefish Grill.

The proposed new Fleming’s will be 11,080 square feet and seat 296, according to plans filed with the city. It will have a 1,770-square-foot convertible patio space and a 1,210-square-foot courtyard.

“It’ll be jaw-dropping,” Bloomin’ Brands CEO David Deno said of the new Fleming’s.

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The changes would give three of Bloomin’ Brands’ four core brands — Outback, Fleming’s and Bonefish Grill — a home just down the road from the company’s corporate headquarters, near the entrance to International Plaza.

“We want to be a very strong citizen of this marketplace in many ways,” Deno said. “We certainly believe in Tampa-St. Pete. We put our money here, and in Florida overall.”

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