Another restaurant possibly heading in this direction is Rodizio Grill, a Brazilian steakhouse with five Florida locations, including Orlando and Sarasota.

Representatives of Rodizio Grill were scheduled for a pre-app meeting with Pasco County planners on July 5. According to a concept site plan filed with the county, the restaurant would be located off S.R. 56 on Sun Vista Dr., in front of the At Home store (and just south and across the road from Costco).

According to its website, Rodizio Grill was the first authentic Brazilian Steakhouse or “Churrascaria” in the U.S. when it was established in 1995 by Ivan Utrera.

The menu features rotisserie grilled beef, poultry and pork meats, glazed pineapple, a gourmet salad bar and authentic Brazilian side dishes, including feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew), couve (sauteed collared greens and bacon) and more.

Chicken Salad Chick Opening Delayed

The new Chicken Salad Chick, located on the Wesley Chapel Blvd. extension south of S.R. 56 (in a new building next to Zaxby’s), is delaying its Grand Opening, which was originally scheduled for July 20.

A new daye has not been announced.

The same building also will be home to a new nail salon. — GN

NY-Style Pizzeria To Replace Windy City!

A new NY-style pizzeria will be replacing Windy City Pizza (formerly Full Circle Pizza) in the Pebble Creek Collection in New Tampa, with a new name we can’t announce yet, but with some familiar faces running it. Stay tuned to our social media for further updates! — GN 

Hana Sushi Won’t Open

We had been telling you for a few months that the former location of Aroy Thai on Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. in New Tampa was going to become the second location of Hana Sushi, which has an existing restaurant in Sarasota. 

Daniel Earles of SRE Real Estate, the agent for the strip plaza that also is home to Tire Choice and MedExpress Urgent Care, just south of County Line Rd., says that because of a partnership issue, Hana Sushi has pulled out of the 2,067-sq.-ft. location and notes that “it’s pretty much built out for a restaurant, so it would be almost a turnkey location for another restaurant owner.” For leasing info, call (813) 424-2500. — GN

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