red robin

By Quint Qualls

Spring Hill’s much-anticipated Red Robin restaurant, currently under construction at The Crossings shopping center, is slated to open in late October.

Builders began work on the new Red Robin earlier this year after progressing through Spring Hill’s planning process throughout the second half of 2015. The restaurant was first proposed in August 2015 and the site plan was approved on consent two months later at the commission’s October meeting.

The current opening date is set for Oct. 24, 2016, a little more than a year since the site plan for the project was first approved by the planning commission, according to management.

Known for its gourmet burgers and bottomless steak fries, there are nearly 500 Red Robin restaurants across the U.S. and Canada.

As with other restaurants, Spring Hill residents have eagerly awaited the opening of Red Robin since it was first proposed last year. Restaurants remain in high demand in Spring Hill, primarily because of the city’s rapid growth and the number of young families drawn to the area.

In a recent retail market research study performed for the city of Spring Hill, consultant firm Retail Strategies found that full-service restaurants represented the city’s largest market gap of about $22 million, reflecting the degree to which consumers travel outside the community for certain retail goods and services.

The new 4,652-square-foot Red Robin restaurant containing 111 parking spaces will be located at 2032 Crossings Circle, between the Crossings Circle and the Saturn Parkway off ramp, just south of the new liquor store and dental office at the shopping center.

Quint Qualls covers Spring Hill for Home Page Media Group. Reach him at quint@springhillhomepage.com.

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