Feb 28, 2013

When's LongHorn Steakhouse opening?

When is LongHorn Steakhouse going to open? Annette from Bellevue and Christine from Castalia

The locally based LongHorn Steakhouse, being built on Milan Road next to Olive Garden by Ohio 2, should open by early April.

Company spokeswoman Vanessa Tostes said the popular eatery will create up to 100 new jobs for the surrounding community.

Business reporter Melissa Topey plans to write a more in-depth story on the opening soon.

This is the first LongHorn Steakhouse in Erie County. Can you think of any other popular restaurants missing from the local area that should come here? Let us know in the comments section.

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Comments

The Bizness

Not a restaurant, but I would love to see a trader joes go downtown below the renovated reiger.

Trustafarian

3 buck Chuck would be a big seller

The Bizness

Trustafarian you read my mind, as always, too bad they keep removing your posts

Rod Farva

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gyrocartfluffikins

There will probably be some prime property opening up at the NE corner of Campbell and Strub in the next few years. It'll be expensive, however, as they just spent 3.4 million to renovate.

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BW1

Trader Joe's has already been approached by a local commercial property/business owner with the means to pull it off. They said Sandusky is not in their plans.

my2cents

That's a great idea!

jacwildcat

Trader Joes is needed. Restaurants will come and go

Nicole

I think a Dave & Buster's would do great!

jacwildcat

Trader Joes is needed. Restaurants will come and go

Uputwhatwhere7

How about a Bass Pro Shop or a Fin Feather Fur Outfitters? Tired of having to drive so far all the time! Dicks just doesn't cut it.

2kids

Trader Joes, Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, Skyline.

asweetnessabove

There was a gander mountain in the mall, it didn't do so well and closed about 2 or 3 years ago.

2kids

Gander Mountain the sporting goods store? Where was it in the mall?

LifeIsCrazy

iHop

Larry

How about a HOOTERS !

Trustafarian

+1,000,000,000

Good 2 B Me

+1 More!

BGWarriors

There's already been talk about a Hooters in the past, would never make it

Hoss McGee

The real question is how long will Ryan's be able to stay open after this place opens

asweetnessabove

Who cares, Ryan's is terrible.

SamAdams

iHop would kill the diet. Jack-in-the-Box would be even worse (though I don't think they come this far east, thank god). Doubt me? Have you TRIED an Ultimate Cheeseburger?

LifeIsCrazy

How'd you know I was on a diet? lol

swiss cheese kat

@ SamAdams
Fail, Jack-in-the-Box is in West Chester Ohio.

Eph 2 8-10

Gold Bond Chili and Mr. Hero

TheScientist

You mean Gold Star? Not sure I'd want to eat chilli with Gold Bond in it. ;-)

And there used to be a Mr Hero in Sandusky. It obviously didn't last. (It was where that yucky Mexican restaurant on Perkins Ave is/was, by Berardi's).

whitlanabrock

Would love a Trader Joes or World Market....
Carrabba's Italian Grill....I do not care for Olive Garden at all!

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2cents

You need to take the ride, only 45 min to either. Make it a evening.

police chaser

White Castle....but i do agree with Fin Feather Fur Outfitters

Gyro Cart Guy

Burger Chef, Scotto's, L & K

Dude i Roc

I completely agree with the Scottos suggestion. Best pizza in the mall ever.

Dude i Roc

Michael Symons B Spot. Best burgers ever!

The Bizness

B Spot is amazing. The milk shakes and wings are top notch as well! I tweeted to him to move into where pier 684 is now.

Trustafarian

I like the pickle bar they have.

The Bizness

Anything salty, juicy, and in my mouth is good. So yes the pickle bar is good

Trustafarian

Are you trying to get me banned for life?????

The Bizness

I figured it would be irresistible....too bad the ex basketball coach at BGS U wouldn't be too interested in this conversation :/

Trustafarian

She has a discriminating palate. She'd probably prefer to dine at Sushi Rock. Come to think of it, I prefer Sushi Rock to the B Spot too. Apparently she and I have two things in common.

dearme

So what kind of pickle do you like in your mouth ? ?

bigbirdblue

I think something needs to be done with all of the buildings around here, like westgate centre build those up instead of building new buildings like dollar general did.

TheScientist

Westgate is fairly out of the way for anyone who doesn't live on the west side, not to mention tourists who stick to 250 and Cedar Point.

Good 2 B Me

Quaker Steak & Lube, Jack in the Box, White Castle, Ihop, and how about a GOOD Sea Food place?

margaritaville88

Maybe a Joe's Crab Shack..and Boston Market ??

margaritaville88

Sure do miss Popeyes Chicken....Good 2 be me: Bonefish Grill..Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Here is a list for all to look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis...

TheScientist

Boston Market is struggling as a company as it is. Not sure a place in Sandusky would be in their best interest.

TheScientist

Boston Market is struggling as a company as it is. Not sure a place in Sandusky would be in their best interest.

Darkhorse

Longhorn had one in Elyria and I sure do miss it. I can't wait for it to open. It will show some of these other restaurants how to serve good food. They will definitely take business away from some of the other restaurants in the area.

pavedparadise

THAIMEUP Thai Cuisine is excellentiooo

booster

Where Sonic is at, I always thought that would have been a prime spot of a Waffle House. Sure, it is not highbrow dinning but I think it could have done very well there. Right behind it, the Walmart parking lot is filled with semi trucks who would have eaten there. The access and visibility to Rt2 is very good. Anyone entering town that way would have to pass it and see it. In addition, it is 24 hour food. There are not many options of 24hr other than Diana's and Steak n Shake.
Two over easy, patties, smothered and covered with a pecan waffle

local man

City Barbecue now located in Columbus, Cincinnati and Sylvania

Perkins2060

Nothing will ever move into Sandusky. It will all go into Perkins. Keep dreaming Sandumpy!

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Sandusky Regist...

Three Guys burgers and fries are great.

Trustafarian

You should try 5 Guys. I think you'd like it.

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2cents

Kinda $$

Rod Farva

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Trustafarian

I know what you mean. I found out The Crowbar wasn't a hardware store the hard way. But my drinks were free so I guess I can't complain.

Rod Farva

Yeah, i made that mistake myself. Nice folks there though, even gave me a reach around

Trustafarian

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Rod Farva

They meant business haha. Did they put you in a gimp suit too?

Trustafarian

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Rod Farva

What a great bunch of dudes

Trustafarian

Saints

TheScientist

lmao...

Wait. Isn't Crowbar the lesbian bar? You guys are thinking of Club X(centricities)!

TheScientist

Isn't there already a 5 guys in Sandusky?

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Sandusky Regist...

Put a 24 hour diner in the store front of the Reiger and you'll get customers.

Hoss McGee

Hooters would be good, but they would have to bring ladies in from another city. Cause if they used ladies from Sandusky they would have to call it Saggy's

lifetimeresident

How about a rib place like Damons. In Perkins or Huron.

TheScientist

What? Damon's in Sandusky just closed. lol....

ErieSailor

Trader Joe's! The closest stores being
45 minutes away in either direction should create interest with the company. Plus tourists would be interested in a "known name". Would really do well here.

TheScientist

While I love Trader Joe's, it isn't really "known" outside of metro areas. (I live in rural southern OH, and no one here knows what a Trader Joe's is unless they go to Columbus often). Sandusky already has an Aldi. They are owned by the same parent company.

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2cents

Yes all of them I go in have a steady stream of urbanites from all cultures! They are always busy and probably do not see it here.

TheScientist

Bubba Gump, Bonefish, Carraba's, Joe's Crab Shack.... all good ideas, but would never survive in the seasonal Sandusky market. This isn't Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge or Myrtle Beach. Even with year-round tourists going to the indoor waterparks, that's not enough revenue unless they close up shop for the winter. There is a Quaker Steak in Vermilion, they wouldn't put one in Sandusky.

However, I think a SMALL Skyline franchise location, or a City BBQ would do very well.

Tmm

Wow great ideas from all of you! So why not any one of you go for it and open one of these places yourselves instead of wanting someone else to? Wait I know, because without some type of taxpayer paid grant or loan None of you could do it on your own. It amazes me how so many idiots can make suggestions but have no guts or means to accomplish anything themselves.

TheScientist

What an ignorant thing to say. Why does this amaze you? Not everyone has the hutzpah for running a restaurant business, but most everyone enjoys eating out now and then.

halloween2brenda

or the money.....

Tmm

Ok trader joes...go for it. You like it so much research the franchise get the PRIVATE funding together and open one.

TheScientist

Read up a few spots. Trader Joe's in Sandusky is not a good idea. Go to Aldi. Same parent company, same food items.

Kelly

Aldi & Trader Joe's do not have the same items at all

Trustafarian

Us idiots were thinking of opening a Bunny Ranch. Can your mom still pick up nickles without using her hands?

Rod Farva

Snapper control!

halloween2brenda

Brown bag burger

TheScientist

I vote we bring back Demma's.....

Tmm

We bring back demmas...there is no WE. Why don't you bring back demmas. WE bringing back demmas would involve unwilling taxpayers footing the bill for a Private business to open. There is enough of that occurring in downtown sandusky. You income tax paying city of sandusky folks have no idea your in the restaurant business do ya?

TheScientist

;) I don't live in Sandusky, or anywhere near there, so ;)

You're just one unhappy sod, aren't you?

Tmm

What the hell are you suggesting what should go here then? I'm tired of people constantly running their mouths about what this community should do but never stepping up to the plate themselves. But since you don't live anywhere near here you wouldn't have a clue about that would you?
Also extremely tired of those who do try to open a business here always expecting the taxpayer to help fund said business. That happens a lot around here but you wouldn't know that would you.

TheScientist

Because I visit often, and I bring revenue to the community. A LOT of it. It's nice to have perspective from a non-resident, isn't it? After all, it's the non-residents who bring the buck into the area. (And I was born and raised there, and most of my family still lives there, and I *GASP* even have family and friends who successfully own/operate restaurants there!)

And... small business loans from banks and municipalities aren't unique to Sandusky. You'll find that everywhere. Don't like it? Want it to change? Vote for someone who doesn't want to promote small business. Have fun campaigning for that person!

Tmm

No problem with loans from banks. If you know this community then you know how many businesses here have been partially funded by the taxpayer only to be closed down within a very short amount of time with no payback. There is a owner/operator here who is being funded by taxpayer $ to open restaurant after restaurant with no end in sight. Where I come from a true business man would find a way to fund their business privately and not turn to John q taxpayer for help in overextending themselves.

asweetnessabove

Why don't you stop being a negative nancy, pull your panties up and walk away.

People Can dream, and give suggestions.

And yes it is ultimately up the residents, because without us, businesses would not survive. In order to own a business you have to have patrons who enjoy your business.

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2cents

Yes! Walking distance from where my sister used to live, well now with my 45 anyway!

asweetnessabove

Demma's has come back (the spaghetti place if I am correct?)
But it is no longer a dine in. It is carry out only and they close at 7 pm. Same recipe.
The building wouldn't sell so they decided to open back up instead of let the building go to waste.

Husband was a huge fan... As soon as he found out, we got.

TheScientist

Cool to know, sweetness! I'll stop in the next time I'm in town.

Rod Farva

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TheScientist

I hope you aren't referring to me.

Tmm

Wait a second, shouldn't trustafagian start the comment first then you do the follow up? What did you two decide to change things up? If thats the case, who will be reaching around who tonight?

Rod Farva

My schedule shows your turn

Trustafarian

Not until he addresses his smegma issue.

Rod Farva

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Tmm

I must say, I do enjoy the back and forth comedy banter between you two. There are two of you right? It would take a sick mind for one person to create 2 separate signons for the sake of a comedy routine don't you think? Sold on Fox would agree wouldn't ya!

Trustafarian

Thanks Tmm. Yes, there are two of us. We do it for the kids. Just seeing their smiles make it all worthwhile. Please feel free to jump in the banter at any time. Just be creative!

The Bizness

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The Bizness

I find their banter hilarious as well

However you sir, are a negative nelly

jetskier

Boston Market and even Chick-Fil-A for fast food!

lifetimeresident

We need a place that makes pizza and delivers. And the Demmas did reopen a couple years ago I think. Just found out about that 2 months ago. That Chicken Parm taste like it did back in the late 80's. Got C/O twice, pretty good. I wish they would run a special one day a week for spaghetti only.

jh22

I would love to see joes crab shack,popeyes,or jamba juice.

Rabbi

A Planet Hollywood needs to be located on the Bay in downtown Sandusky. Clearly visible from Cedar Point, such a draw would surly bring million$ into the city proper.

TheScientist

lol....

Rusty of Sandusky

I would like to see Max & Erma's come back and would REALLY enjoy having a bd's Mongolian Grill in town.

whopper2011

White Castle!!!!!!!!!!!!

mink77

Red Robin, White Castle's, PF Chang's, Trader Joes, or Chick Fil A would be awesome!!

JellieRose

Don't we have a chick fil a its just in cp when its open?

JellieRose

Golden Coral, Bd's Mongolian Grill, White Castle

whocares

I would like to see the Market come back. Maybe Red Lobster will move.

TheVoiceOfReason

I wouldn't mind a Culvers their butterburgers are the bomb!

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WaterStreetCooncat

Geppetto's Ribs and a Rascal House Pizza. Both downtown.